Yearly Archives: 2014

Tioga Downs and SUNY Broome Community College's Associate degree program to be offered in Casino Management

Tioga Downs and SUNY Broome Community College's Associate degree program to be offered in Casino Management

August 13, 2014

The Daily Review New York State’s Education Department recently announced the certification of a new degree program in Casino Management to be offered at SUNY Broome Community College. A Southern Tier facility – under careful rules and regulations put forth by legislation twice passed, the voters of New York State… Read more »

Boys & Girls gets $25K from casino

Boys & Girls gets $25K from casino

July 24, 2014

Queens Chronicle The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens received a big donation from one of its neighbors last week as the organization prepares to welcome the public into its new expanded space. The organization was presented with a $25,000 check from Resorts World Casino New York City last… Read more »

Racinos get OK to boost free play

Racinos get OK to boost free play

July 23, 2014

Daily Gazette “New legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday will allow Saratoga Casino and Raceway to give out more free play credits to customers, a move the facility’s operators believe will help it stay competitive in the rapidly evolving landscape of legalized gambling. The bill approved by the… Read more »

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 »

Racino owners cross the river

Racino owners cross the river

April 22, 2014

Times Union After months of contentious debate, the owners of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway have abandoned plans for a full-blown casino at Saratoga Springs’ 10-year-old racino in favor of a new site off Interstate 90 in East Greenbush. The move fundamentally resets the chessboard as multiple developers vie for… Read more »