Monthly Archives: January 2013

Casino siting proposal 'evolving'

Casino siting proposal 'evolving'

January 31, 2013

Times Union Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s plan to permit three casinos outside of New York City is “evolving,” top lawmakers said after a closed-door meeting on Wednesday. Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos said he’d like to see casino-enabling legislation stripped from the state budget, which must be passed by March 31.… Read more »

Resorts World Casino brings in record-breaking $1.2 billion

Resorts World Casino brings in record-breaking $1.2 billion

January 29, 2013

Queens Courier They did it again. Resorts World Casino New York City officials announced they broke the bank once again after patrons spent $1.2 billion in the facility’s two floors of games last December — the most to go through a Racino in state history. The Racino took back just… Read more »

Upstate casinos included in budget plan

Upstate casinos included in budget plan

January 28, 2013

Legislative Gazette There are currently nine racinos in New York, like the one pictured above, that house slot machine games. Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed initiative, three casinos with full gaming and card tables will be opened in upstate New York and should generate $150 million in revenue.Photo byAP. Upstate… Read more »

A Record $1.3B Spent At Aqueduct Racino In December

A Record $1.3B Spent At Aqueduct Racino In December

January 24, 2013

Journal News It was a holiday bonanza at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Race Track in Queens, with nearly $1.3 billion gambled there in December, state records show. The racino, which opened in October 2011, is the state’s largest gambling hall with more than 5,000 video-lottery terminals. Its net win—the… Read more »

Saratoga Raceway's wagering nearly double since opening

Saratoga Raceway's wagering nearly double since opening

January 21, 2013

The Saratogian Wagering at Saratoga Casino & Raceway’s gaming machines has nearly doubled since the site first opened nine years ago, New York State Lottery records show. The facility, the state’s first racetrack casino, opened with 1,324 video lottery terminals in January 2004. In August 2004, the busiest month of… Read more »

Saratoga is all-in: State casino legislation could be a huge win or a major loss for local economy

Saratoga is all-in: State casino legislation could be a huge win or a major loss for local economy

January 19, 2013

The Saratogian For Saratoga County, the future of casino gaming is one of the most critical issues on the state’s legislative agenda. There’s a strong possibility a proposal calling for Las Vegas-style casinos will put be to New York voters in a November referendum. Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants such gambling… Read more »