Monthly Archives: October 2012

Big A betting on table games

Big A betting on table games

October 26, 2012

New York Post Let’s make a deal — and roll the dice. Buoyed by a successful first year, officials at the Aqueduct casino said they’re ready to expand from a slots operator into a full-fledged gambling facility that offers “live” table games. “We’re not done yet,” New York Resorts World… Read more »

Queens, N.Y., slot parlor alters casino landscape

Queens, N.Y., slot parlor alters casino landscape

October 25, 2012

New York Times A casino that opened a year ago at the fading Aqueduct horse racing track in Queens has emerged as the country’s highest-grossing slot parlor, helping to reshape the gambling landscape in the Northeast as patrons chose less opulent, more local casinos instead of traditional gambling meccas in… Read more »

Resorts World anniversary celebration: record revenue in first year

Resorts World anniversary celebration: record revenue in first year

October 25, 2012

Queens Chronicle It wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt like it. Hundreds of people — elected officials, members of the media, business leaders, civic leaders — drove up to the front entrance of Resorts World Casino New York City and stepped out into the abnormally frigid October air. As… Read more »

Aqueduct racino gives $500K to local charities

Aqueduct racino gives $500K to local charities

October 24, 2012

Crain’s New York Business On Thursday, Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Raceway in Queens will mark its one-year anniversary by giving $500,000 to community charities and nonprofits—burnishing its image at a time when it hopes to be selected for one of seven full-scale gambling licenses New York may give out… Read more »

Tioga Downs is area's leading employer

Tioga Downs is area's leading employer

October 18, 2012

The Daily Review Tioga Downs Casino and the New York Gaming Association (NYGA) support more than 40,000 jobs across New York State – including 5,500 direct employees and an additional 35,000 jobs in the agribusiness industry – and together added jobs in the past 12 months despite the sluggish economy.… Read more »

FLCR kicks off ‘Help Stop the Hunger’ food drive

FLCR kicks off ‘Help Stop the Hunger’ food drive

October 15, 2012

Daily Messenger A two-month long food drive at Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack (FLCR) began in October with the immediate donation of $500 to the Victor Farmington Food Cupboard to help alleviate the community’s urgent need. Throughout the month of October employees of FLCR will be donating non-perishable food and… Read more »

New York’s Racetrack Casinos: A Big Win for New York’s Economy

New York’s Racetrack Casinos: A Big Win for New York’s Economy

October 13, 2012

Statewide Radio Campaign Highlights Creation of thousands of NYGA Jobs Throughout New York 5,500 Work at NYGA Facilities – Another 35,000 Supported by Industry 2013 NYGA Education Payments Estimated to Equal 13,000 Teaching Jobs (Albany, NY) – The New York Gaming Association (NYGA) supports more than 40,000 jobs in New… Read more »

New York Education Hits The Jackpot

New York Education Hits The Jackpot

October 2, 2012

New York Gaming Association Members Contribute Nearly $75 Million to New York Education in August Payments Have Increased by 35% When Comparing 2011 & 2012 (Albany, NY) New York Gaming Association (NYGA) members contributed nearly $75 million to New York’s education in the month of August, according to data available… Read more »