Yearly Archives: 2013

Gambling expansion looming, breeders, horsemen urge racing industry protections

Gambling expansion looming, breeders, horsemen urge racing industry protections

December 3, 2013

The Saratogian Horses and the racing industry yield major economic benefits and jobs, representatives of breeders and horsemen told legislators Tuesday, urging that protective measures be taken as New York enters the new casino era. “Our (thoroughbred) industry was not in good shape prior to two years ago … We… Read more »

7th Annual Toy & Coat Drive Kicks Off to Help Families in Need

7th Annual Toy & Coat Drive Kicks Off to Help Families in Need

November 26, 2013

Yonkers Tribune For the seventh consecutive year, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and Catholic Charities will team up to make the holiday season a little warmer and a little brighter for families in need. Empire City will host the 17-day “Christmas Spirit Toy and Coat Drive” from Friday, November… Read more »

Tioga Downs to match donations to the 4th Annual Turkey Drive to help feed neighbors in need

Tioga Downs to match donations to the 4th Annual Turkey Drive to help feed neighbors in need

November 23, 2013

Owegopennysaver The Food Bank of the Southern Tier announces that from now through Dec. 31, Tioga Downs Casino Racing and Entertainment will sponsor the 4th Annual Turkey Drive to ensure that Southern Tier families in need can enjoy a plentiful holiday meal. Tioga Downs will maximize every donation to this… Read more »

Art show coming to Aqueduct Race Track

Art show coming to Aqueduct Race Track

November 21, 2013

Queens Chronicle The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as canvasses for 11 contemporary urban artists who will transform the first floor of New York City’s only racetrack into a horse racing-themed street art show for “Aqueduct Murals,” opening to the public on Saturday. “New York City is arguably… Read more »

Tioga Downs will match donations to 4th annual Turkey Drive

Tioga Downs will match donations to 4th annual Turkey Drive

November 12, 2013

WBNG Binghamton The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has announced that from now through December 31st, Tioga Downs Casino Racing & Entertainment will sponsor the 4th Annual Turkey Drive to ensure that Southern Tier families in need can enjoy a plentiful holiday meal. According to a news release: Tioga… Read more »

Resorts World Casino And Elected Officials Team Up To Honor Heroes Wth Veteran's Day Ceremony

Resorts World Casino And Elected Officials Team Up To Honor Heroes Wth Veteran's Day Ceremony

November 11, 2013

Queens Gazette On Veterans Day, November 11, 2013 Resorts World Casino New York City hosted a Veterans Day ceremony, with special guests Lt. Col. Clayton F. Lawrence and Audley Coulthurst of the Tuskegee Airmen. In attendance were veterans from across the borough, as well as several local elected officials including… Read more »

Vote validates Saratoga Casino's $30M bet

Vote validates Saratoga Casino's $30M bet

November 7, 2013

Albany Business Review Jim Featherstonhaugh will tell you nothing really changed in his life last night, when a majority of New York voters agreed to allow full-blown casinos to be built. At the least, though, the vote vindicated the calculated bets that Featherstonhaugh and the other owners of Saratoga Casino… Read more »

Tioga Downs plans to break ground following passage of casino gaming law

Tioga Downs plans to break ground following passage of casino gaming law

November 7, 2013

The Daily Review On Tuesday, New York State voters had an opportunity to vote on Proposition One, an amendment that will allow casino gaming in New York State. According to New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, who visited the Southern Tier on Wednesday and following the passage of Proposition One,… Read more »

Governor comes to Sullivan County to tout casino approval

Governor comes to Sullivan County to tout casino approval

November 6, 2013

Mid-Hudson News A game changer for the Catskills and the Hudson Valley is how Governor Andrew Cuomo described the passage of Proposal 1, to legalize casino gambling in New York. He came to Bethel Wood Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, the day after the state constitutional amendment was approved. The… Read more »