Monthly Archives: June 2013

Statement from New York Gaming Association President James Featherstonhaugh RE: The Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act

Statement from New York Gaming Association President James Featherstonhaugh RE: The Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act

June 11, 2013

After considerable study and analysis, the members of the New York Gaming Association (NYGA, which is comprised of the state’s racetrack casinos, known as “racinos”) believe that the proposed “Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act of 2013″ will not have the result desired by the legislation’s supporters. The new… Read more »

Race tracks: State casino deal in making is a loser

Race tracks: State casino deal in making is a loser

June 10, 2013

The Associated Press The group that represents video slot machine centers at race tracks says casino expansion in New York will cost taxpayers and schools millions of dollars without creating substantially more jobs. The New York Gaming Association had lobbied to turn their “racinos” at race tracks into the Las… Read more »

Cuomo unveils a casino-friendly gambling proposal for New York State

Cuomo unveils a casino-friendly gambling proposal for New York State

June 5, 2013

Capitol NY Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled legislation that would legalize three full-scale, Las Vegas-style casinos in upstate New York, a key component of his upstate economic development plan. Table games like blackjack and poker are now illegal in New York, but are legal in surrounding states. To render them legal… Read more »

New York’s Racetrack Casinos Working for New York’s Schools

New York’s Racetrack Casinos Working for New York’s Schools

June 5, 2013

With an Effective Tax Rate of 67% NYGA Members Have Generated More Than $77 Million for Education in the Month of May (Albany, NY) New York Gaming Association (NYGA) members continue to be one of the state’s most reliable sources of education funding, easing the burden on taxpayers by generating… Read more »