Monthly Archives: June 2013

Legislature passes casino bill, including Oneida Nation settlement

Legislature passes casino bill, including Oneida Nation settlement

June 22, 2013

NYSNYS News In a marathon session ending at 7 a.m. Saturday, the state Senate gave final passage to the bill to bring four Las Vegas-style gambling casinos to upstate New York and protect Turning Stone and other Indian casinos from nearby competition. Now that the bill has passed both houses,… Read more »

Track owners back Cuomo proposal that now calls for four upstate casinos

Track owners back Cuomo proposal that now calls for four upstate casinos

June 20, 2013

The Saratogian Racetrack casino owners say they’ll support Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest gaming proposal because it corrects shortcomings in a previous plan. Cuomo and legislative leaders reached an agreement Tuesday on a measure that would allow four Las Vegas-style casinos in upstate New York instead of the three previously proposed.… Read more »

Racinos go all-in for Cuomo’s casino plan

Racinos go all-in for Cuomo’s casino plan

June 20, 2013

LoHud In a change of position, the state’s nine racinos said today that they will support Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s casino legislation, saying the recent changes to the bill is enough to garner their backing. The New York Gaming Association, the lobbying arm for the tracks, had opposed Cuomo’s initial bill.… Read more »

Statement in Support of the Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act from New York Gaming Association President James Featherstonhaugh

Statement in Support of the Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act from New York Gaming Association President James Featherstonhaugh

June 20, 2013

“The New York Gaming Association will throw full support behind the Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act and the referendum that will be put to the people in November. The inclusion of competitive tax parity, a plan that keeps the three Western New York racetrack casinos as vital partners… Read more »

Cuomo Wins Casino Deal in Upstate New York From Lawmakers

Cuomo Wins Casino Deal in Upstate New York From Lawmakers

June 19, 2013

Bloomberg New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reached a deal with lawmakers to license four Las Vegas-style casinos to boost the upstate economy, he said in a statement today. Voters will have the final say in November. Under New York law, gambling measures must be approved in two consecutive legislative sessions,… Read more »

Casino proposal deal is reached

Casino proposal deal is reached

June 19, 2013

Times Union Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders agreed to allow four casinos in upstate and three in the New York City region seven years later, according to terms planned to be written into a bill ready for adoption on Friday. The legislation spells out that two would be allowed… Read more »

Seneca deal narrows casino sites

Seneca deal narrows casino sites

June 14, 2013

Daily Gazette And then there were three. The Seneca Indian Nation and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a revenue-sharing deal Thursday that creates an exclusive zone in western New York for the tribe’s casinos, limiting the possible placement of three upstate non-Indian casinos under the governor’s proposed siting legislation to the… Read more »

Cuomo’s casino plan faces revisions

Cuomo’s casino plan faces revisions

June 13, 2013

Star Gazette State lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are in high-stakes debate over how many privately owned casinos should be allowed in upstate New York and where they should be located. With just five session days left before the Legislature breaks for the year, Cuomo is considering a change to… Read more »

Libous: Casino fee is too high

Libous: Casino fee is too high

June 11, 2013

FOX 40 Just last week, Governor Cuomo released his plan to bring full blown casinos to the state. But as Fox 40 has reported, Tioga Downs Owner Jeff Gural says the $50 million dollar upfront fee is too steep. Senator Libous says he would like to see Tioga Downs become… Read more »