Monthly Archives: October 2013

$50M expansion a big win for Empire City Casino

$50M expansion a big win for Empire City Casino

October 25, 2013

Real Estate Weekly Empire City Casino is celebrating the completion of a $50 million expansion at the Yonkers Raceway. The expansion includes two new restaurants, along with a craft cocktail lounge featuring retro bowling lanes, 30,000 s/f of new gaming space and a new casino entrance. “The talent that brought… Read more »

Batavia Downs readies next wave of construction

Batavia Downs readies next wave of construction

October 25, 2013

The Daily News The next phase of updates to Batavia Downs will begin early next month, just weeks after the Western Regional OTB unveiled a new gaming and entertainment floor. Bids for general construction, HVAC, electrical/fire alarms, plumbing and fire protection have been posted by WROTB, with construction to begin… Read more »

Waverly trustees pass Proposition 1 resolution

Waverly trustees pass Proposition 1 resolution

October 24, 2013

The Daily Review Village trustees Tuesday unanimously lent their support to an upcoming ballot measure relating to the expansion of casino gaming in New York State. Trustees passed a resolution at Tuesday’s board meeting supporting Proposition 1, which if passed would allow the state legislature to authorize up to seven… Read more »

Racino was indeed a good gamble

Racino was indeed a good gamble

October 23, 2013

Daily News October marks Resorts World Casino New York City’s successful two-year anniversary. Since opening in 2011, Resorts World Casino has quickly become one of the city’s most popular entertainment destinations. While we should always be mindful of the pitfalls of gaming, Resorts World Casino also offers a true entertainment… Read more »

Gaming to be on the ballot Nov. 5

Gaming to be on the ballot Nov. 5

October 22, 2013

The Daily Review On Friday, Oct. 18, Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs and chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, gathered with members of the media to talk about an upcoming proposition that will be on the ballot for voters on Nov. 5. Proposition 1, according to Gural, would allow… Read more »

N.Y. Casino Proponents, Foes Make Their Cases

N.Y. Casino Proponents, Foes Make Their Cases

October 21, 2013

CBS Building new casinos would only add to the state’s problems, opponents of the proposal argued Monday. Those who support the measure, however, said more gambling would increase tax revenue, generate jobs and fund schools. A discussion presenting both sides of a referendum on amending the state constitution to allow… Read more »

Resorts World Casino welcomes new and free Red Express buses

Resorts World Casino welcomes new and free Red Express buses

October 21, 2013

Queens Courier Resorts World Casino welcomed a new bus fleet, the Red Express, which will take patrons from Manhattan to the South Ozone Park gambling spot. Casino president Edward Farrell, Community Board 10 chair Betty Bratton and State Senator Joseph Addabbo greeted the Red Express buses as they pulled into… Read more »

Yonkers Empire City Casino Celebrates $50 Million Addition

Yonkers Empire City Casino Celebrates $50 Million Addition

October 19, 2013

Yonkers Daily Voice The Empire City Casino in Yonkers hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony recently to commemorate the completion of a $50 million addition. The expansion includes two new restaurants, along with a craft cocktail lounge featuring retro bowling lanes, 30,000 square feet of new gaming space and an expansive… Read more »