Monthly Archives: October 2013

Batavia Downs unveils $12 million transformation

Batavia Downs unveils $12 million transformation

October 17, 2013

Buffalo News Batavia Downs Gaming on Thursday unveiled a $12 million transformation of the racetrack at a grand opening with additional slot machines and three new restaurants. The harness racing track increased its video lottery terminals to about 800, moved them from the second to the first floor. Fortuna’s, an… Read more »

Fall Harvest Festival At Yonkers Sat.

Fall Harvest Festival At Yonkers Sat.

October 17, 2013

Standardbred Canada onkers Raceway is prepping for its fifth annual Fall Harvest Festival, a free, family-fun event, set for Saturday night (October 19). The Harvest Festival is slated from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the track apron at the historic half-mile oval, and showcases the thriving relationship between horse… Read more »

Empire City Casino Completes $50 Million Expansion Program

Empire City Casino Completes $50 Million Expansion Program

October 15, 2013

Rivertowns Patch The completion of a $50 million expansion program, begun in July, 2011, was celebrated with ribbon-cutting this week at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. During the expansion, the casino opened the 245-seat “pinch American Grill,” added gambling space and constructed a new casino entrance. A new cocktail… Read more »

Monroe County would benefit financially from casino expansion

Monroe County would benefit financially from casino expansion

October 13, 2013

Democrat & Chronicle The two of us represent business and labor; we don’t always agree, but we’re working together in a group called NY Jobs Now to talk to New Yorkers about Proposition 1 this November to authorize limited new gaming in our state. Should New York get in the… Read more »

Master chef adds pop to Empire City – Alain Ducasse plays a hand at Pinch in Yonkers

Master chef adds pop to Empire City – Alain Ducasse plays a hand at Pinch in Yonkers

October 8, 2013

The Journal News Alain Ducasse has a devoted international fan club. And if you’ve ever had the opportunity to dine at one of his restaurants, you know why. The renowned chef is a master of French gastronomy, delivering his signature haute cuisine in 26 glamorous locations around the world, from… Read more »

Casinos to come with a payout – Host communities to benefit if voters approve new venues

Casinos to come with a payout – Host communities to benefit if voters approve new venues

October 8, 2013

Times Union Word that the governor is prepared to shell out $11.4 million a year to municipalities that host casinos stoked renewed discussion Monday around this community known for its history of gambling and betting on horse racing. If New Yorkers next month approve a constitutional amendment to allow Las… Read more »

Casinos = Lots of money!

Casinos = Lots of money!

October 2, 2013

Daily Gazette The state’s plan to open four casinos in New York and video gaming in Long Island will means lots of money, according to a breakdown released today by the New York State Division of Budget. Based on average projections, the DOB said in a press release, “[The expansion]… Read more »