Yearly Archives: 2013

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 »

Batavia Downs in the black

Batavia Downs in the black

January 8, 2013

Buffalo News Batavia Downs Casino showed a profit for 2012 for the eighth consecutive year, with a net income of $45.1 million. The operation, owned by Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp., has been on the plus side every year since video lottery terminals were installed in 2005. The 2012 year… Read more »

Racino Owners Rolling Dice On New Statewide Ad Campaign

Racino Owners Rolling Dice On New Statewide Ad Campaign

January 7, 2013

Daily News Here is an item that got cut for space from today’s “Albany Insider” column: The operators of the state’s nine race-track virtual casinos will unveil Monday a statewide ad campaign in hopes of boosting their chances of upgrading to full-blown gambling halls with table games. The quarter-million dollar… Read more »

Batavia Downs rings in record year

Batavia Downs rings in record year

January 7, 2013

WIVB4 It was another record year at for the Batavia Downs Casino. The casino is boasting a 4 percent growth every year since opening in 2005. Western New York Off Track Betting reports that the casino’s 640 video lottery terminals racked up $45.1 million in net winnings- up more than… Read more »