Yearly Archives: 2012

New York study shows $1.96B casino impact

New York study shows $1.96B casino impact

February 16, 2012

Daily Racing Form By Matt Hegarty A group representing New York racetrack-casino operators on Thursday released a study it funded purporting to measure the economic impact of casinos as part of a public-relations campaign to get table games legalized at their facilities. The group, the New York Gaming Association, was… Read more »

Statement from President James Featherstonhaugh regarding today’s Siena Research Institute Poll

Statement from President James Featherstonhaugh regarding today’s Siena Research Institute Poll

February 6, 2012

“The results of the latest Siena Research Institute Poll demonstrate yet again that a majority of New Yorkers support of enhanced casino gaming. “Like previous polling on this issue during recent months, today’s Siena poll shows that New Yorkers across a broad spectrum of backgrounds and regions favor a Constitutional… Read more »

New York's racetracks, lottery show revenue increase

New York's racetracks, lottery show revenue increase

January 31, 2012

Poughkeepsie Journal Despite a weakened economy and high unemployment, gambling in New York continues to soar as the state debates whether to legalize casinos, according to records from the state lottery. Sales of traditional lottery games — such as the multistate Powerball and Mega Millions — increased by 2 percent,… Read more »

President James Featherstonhaugh's Statement on Siena Research Institute Poll

President James Featherstonhaugh's Statement on Siena Research Institute Poll

January 16, 2012

Statement from New York Gaming Association President James D. Featherstonhaugh regarding today’s Siena Research Institute Poll The results of the latest Siena Research Institute Poll demonstrate once again that a majority of New Yorkers support of enhanced casino gaming. Like previous polling on this issue in recent months, today’s Siena… Read more »

Cuomo says expand NY gambling

Cuomo says expand NY gambling

January 5, 2012

The Daily News Online Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is not fully utilizing gambling venues to create jobs and economic development. The governor on Wednesday backed casino gambling, and urged the state Legislature to support a constitutional amendment to have full-blown casinos off Indian reservations. “We have long flirted… Read more »

Statement by President James Featherstonhaugh Regarding Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

Statement by President James Featherstonhaugh Regarding Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

January 4, 2012

The New York Gaming Association welcomes Governor Cuomo’s support for legalizing casino gaming in New York State. Enhanced casino gaming offers our state the promise of enormous economic benefits, including the creation of more than 25,000 new jobs; the return of $3 billion to $5 billion currently spent each year… Read more »