Monthly Archives: September 2012

11 counties back Downs casino

11 counties back Downs casino

September 29, 2012

The Daily News It’s 11 counties and counting for Batavia Downs, as it tries to build support to turn the historic race track into a full-scale casino. The track is owned by Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp., a public-benefit corporation owned by 15 counties and the cities of Rochester and… Read more »

State Lawmakers To Hit The Horse Track In Yonkers

State Lawmakers To Hit The Horse Track In Yonkers

September 27, 2012

Yonkers Daily Voice Some New York lawmakers are mounting up for what may be their most daunting political race yet. Assembly members Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers) and Gary Pretlow (D-Mount Vernon) will be among the New York state legislators who take to the track Saturday at the Yonkers Raceway. The group… Read more »

Party for a Cause raises $35k for local charities

Party for a Cause raises $35k for local charities

September 12, 2012

Times Union Saratoga Casino and Raceway announced that the six local charitable organizations raised nearly $35,000 to support their programs as part of the second annual “Party for a Cause” program this summer. The program ran six consecutive Thursday nights through the Saratoga meet. The participating organizations included Jake’s Help… Read more »

NY Thoroughbred Breeders: Saratoga success signals NY racing and breeding as a growth industry

NY Thoroughbred Breeders: Saratoga success signals NY racing and breeding as a growth industry

September 10, 2012

Paulick Report The phenomenal success of the recently-concluded 144th meet at Saratoga Race Course begins, but does not end with a review of gains in handle and attendance. Daily average attendance for the meet (22,526) was up 0.8 percent from 2011. Total attendance (901,033) was up 3.4 percent. Numbers increased… Read more »

Senator revs up campaign

Senator revs up campaign

September 6, 2012

Times Ledger State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) said elected officials have a unique opportunity to bring positive change to the communities they serve, which is why he is seeking re-election to a second term in the 15th Senate District. Awaiting an opponent to come out of the Sept. 13… Read more »

These vets came armed – with resumes – for Empire City Casino job fair

These vets came armed – with resumes – for Empire City Casino job fair

September 5, 2012

The Bronx Times Hundreds of returning veterans from the Bronx and around the metro area came armed for this nervous encounter – with resumes. Some donned business suits while others dressed to impress in their military uniforms for what many hailed as a successful job fair Thursday, August 23 at… Read more »

New York’s Racetrack Casinos: A Reliable Partner for Education

New York’s Racetrack Casinos: A Reliable Partner for Education

September 5, 2012

NYGA Launches Statewide TV Campaign as New York’s School Year Begins $550 Million – Enough for 12,255 Teachers – Already Generated in 2012 (Albany, NY) – The New York Gaming Association (NYGA) launched a new statewide TV campaign today to remind taxpayers that New York’s racetrack casinos are reliable partners… Read more »

Tioga Downs presents donation to veterans' support group

Tioga Downs presents donation to veterans' support group

September 4, 2012

The Daily Review On Monday, Jeff Gural, the chairman of American Racing and Entertainment and owner of Tioga Downs, presented a $78,400 check to members of the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group’s board of directors. The donated funds came from proceeds from ticket sales for an Oak Ridge Boys concert… Read more »

Gaming grows as expansion looms at Batavia Downs Casino

Gaming grows as expansion looms at Batavia Downs Casino

September 1, 2012

Batavia News Leaders of Batavia Downs Casino expect to start seeking construction bids for an expansion and renovation of the gaming floor in October, with the project awarded to contractors in December. The project, which is expected to cost about $25 million, will turn most of the first floor of… Read more »