Monthly Archives: June 2014

Lots of renovations for Batavia Downs opening

Lots of renovations for Batavia Downs opening

June 13, 2014

Harnesslink As the opening night of July 23 nears at America’s oldest lighted harness plant, Batavia Downs, several racetrack and facility improvements continue. “To say it has been a hectic off season would be an understatement,” said Todd Haight, director/general manager of live racing. “We currently have several projects going… Read more »

Casino covers path from train

Casino covers path from train

June 13, 2014

Queens Chronicle People accessing Resorts World Casino New York City from the Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue subway station will no longer have to wait for a shuttle or walk in the elements. The casino is constructing a covered walkway to allow people to walk from the station to the casino and… Read more »

Region's casino developers promise thousands of jobs

Region's casino developers promise thousands of jobs

June 9, 2014

Times Herald-Record “Developers competing to build casino hotels in the Hudson Valley and Catskills promise thousands of jobs to boost the region’s economy, a key factor the state will weigh when it selects which projects win gaming licenses. The state is looking for casinos that provide the highest number of… Read more »

Yonkers Raceway announces 15% purse increase

Yonkers Raceway announces 15% purse increase

June 4, 2014

Harnesslink When Yonkers Raceway returns from hiatus, it does so with an across-the-board purse increase. Beginning Friday, June 13, the Raceway offers an increase of approximately 15 percent on all overnight races. The new purse structure shall range from $10,000 (for non-winners of $5,000 in last six starts) to $44,000… Read more »

Tioga Downs bets on Wine Fest's success

Tioga Downs bets on Wine Fest's success

June 4, 2014

The Daily Review Watkins Glen International announced Tioga Downs Casino as the premier sponsor of the VIP Experience at Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese, July 11-13. The VIP Experience presented by Tioga Downs is an upscale VIP experience complete with a VIP festival… Read more »