Yearly Archives: 2014

Parking garage project continues at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel

Parking garage project continues at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel

December 30, 2014

Rome Observer Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel topped off the facility’s new parking garage on Dec. 11. The “topping off” represents a Scandinavian tradition where builders ceremonially place the final beam in the main frame of the structure. There is still remaining work on the parking garage, but the project… Read more »

Empire City Toy & Coat Drive Assists Less Fortunate Through December 17

Empire City Toy & Coat Drive Assists Less Fortunate Through December 17

December 14, 2014

Patch For the eighth consecutive year, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway President and CEO Timothy J. Rooney and Catholic Charities will team up to make the holiday season happier for the less fortunate. Empire City will host the “Christmas Spirit Toy and Coat Drive” now through Wednesday, December 17th.… Read more »

Saratoga racino gives $100K to local charities

Saratoga racino gives $100K to local charities

December 9, 2014

Daily Gazette Saratoga Casino and Raceway presented 16 local charitable organizations with donations totaling $100,000 Tuesday. The gifts included $10,000 donations to Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, and the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. In addition, the racino provided $7,500 donations to the Franklin Community Center, Shelters of Saratoga;… Read more »

Yonkers to expand French simulcasting

Yonkers to expand French simulcasting

December 5, 2014

Harnesslink Yonkers Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York have announced an expanded simulcasting calendar with Le Trot and the French PMU for the 2015 racing season. Pending approval of the New York State Gaming Commission, a total of 31 racing cards-featuring 173 trotting races–are scheduled to be… Read more »

WROTB operational plan projects strong returns

WROTB operational plan projects strong returns

December 5, 2014

Livingston County News A fully-renovated Batavia Downs, increased state allowances for promotional reinvestments and upward trends in video lottery terminal usage have Western Regional OTB directors anticipating strong returns for their municipal partners in 2015. The 2015 operational plan approved by directors Thursday estimates that Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans and Livingston… Read more »

Tioga Downs opens 'Winterfest'

Tioga Downs opens 'Winterfest'

November 28, 2014

WBNG 12 Tioga Downs officially opened their Winterfest Celebration Friday night. The casino is using a mix of old time traditions and new technology to help get people in the holiday spirit. The celebration features a light show with the latest and greatest technology. “There are approximately 36,000 lights here.… Read more »

Empire City Casino At Yonkers Raceway Employees And Horsemen To Assist Food Bank For Westchester Thursday

Empire City Casino At Yonkers Raceway Employees And Horsemen To Assist Food Bank For Westchester Thursday

November 12, 2014

NY Sports Day Yonkers Raceway’s leading harness drivers are big winners off the track, too. Nine sulky stars who have tallied over 44,000 career victories and more than $500 million in lifetime purse earnings – Brian Sears, Jason Bartlett, Jordan Stratton, Larry Stalbaum, Mark McDonald, Brent Holland, Pat LaChance, Daniel… Read more »

Simulcasting to France from Yonkers on Sunday

Simulcasting to France from Yonkers on Sunday

November 7, 2014

Harnesslink Yonkers Raceway is readying for the international intrigue that comes with the debut of Sunday simulcasting to France. The first of the Raceway’s six Sunday matinee racing programs—post time 11 AM—goes this weekend, offering any number of handicapping variables. The Sunday cards are going to be front-loaded with trotters,… Read more »

Empire Resorts subsidiary finalizes horsemen’s association contract, gains support for casino proposal

Empire Resorts subsidiary finalizes horsemen’s association contract, gains support for casino proposal

November 5, 2014

Mid-Hudson News Empire Resorts, Inc. Tuesday announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Monticello Raceway Management Inc. and the Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association have entered into an agreement that governs the conduct of the raceway and association relating to horseracing purse payments, the simulcasting of horse races and certain other payments. The… Read more »