Racetrack-based casinos at harness and thoroughbred racing venues across New York State have over the past decade created thousands of jobs and generated approximately $4 billion dollars in revenues to fund education. These casinos are widely recognized as outstanding examples of public-private partnerships.
The New York Gaming Association was created in 2011 to advocate for and advance the interests of the state’s nine racetrack casinos.
The not-for-profit Gaming Association closely monitors a wide range of legislative, regulatory and policy matters. Its primary goal: Provide even greater support for education in New York by expanding racetrack casino operations and thereby increasing the revenues that are generated for the state.
The Association, which is based in Albany, also aims to work in partnership with state government on long-term strategies to create jobs; financially bolster education, agriculture, horse racing and breeding, and maximize economic revenues to the state that will benefit all New Yorkers.
Since most of its members also offer thoroughbred or harness racing, the Association monitors legislative, regulatory and policy developments that impact horse racing, breeding, off-site wagering and related issues.