Yearly Archives: 2013

'Biggest day in Sullivan County history'; state voters say 'Yes' to casinos

'Biggest day in Sullivan County history'; state voters say 'Yes' to casinos

November 6, 2013

Times Herald-Record After nearly a half century of broken promises and shattered dreams, a casino will finally rise in the Catskills. New York state voters on Tuesday were overwhelmingly in favor of a constitutional amendment to legalize non Indian casinos – two of which could be built in the Catskills,… Read more »

Gaming insiders welcome New York’s approval of Las Vegas-style casinos

Gaming insiders welcome New York’s approval of Las Vegas-style casinos

November 6, 2013

Las Vegas Review-Journal The gaming industry’s batting order may have landed a new clean-up hitter. The overwhelming approval by New York voters of a referendum on Tuesday that will add seven Las Vegas-style casinos to the Empire State was welcomed by gaming insiders and observers less than 24 hours after… Read more »

Monticello Raceway donates to St. Jude's Kids Radiothon

Monticello Raceway donates to St. Jude's Kids Radiothon

November 4, 2013

Times Herald Record Monticello Casino and Raceway staff assisted Thunder 102 radio station in its annual St. Jude’s Kids Radiothon benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The company’s management donated $1,000, and the staff bought paper boots at $1 apiece, adding $207 to management’s donation. With the help of local… Read more »

Resorts World celebrates two-year anniversary, gives back

Resorts World celebrates two-year anniversary, gives back

November 3, 2013

Queens Courier Resorts World Casino celebrates two milestones: it’s two-year anniversary, and over $900 million generated for New York State’s revenue. “While we never doubted this would be a successful venture, not only for Resorts World Casino New York City, but for the Queens community and New York State, we… Read more »

Finger Lakes Expansion

Finger Lakes Expansion

November 1, 2013

WHAM 13 More machines, a sparkling new restaurant and lounge, Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack has transformed. “There’s an immediate wow factor to the facility, you come in, you have the gaming right there—our new section is front and center,” said Steve Martin, Director of Marketing for Finger Lakes Gaming… Read more »

$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 »