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New York's racetracks, lottery show revenue increase

New York's racetracks, lottery show revenue increase

January 31, 2012

Poughkeepsie Journal Despite a weakened economy and high unemployment, gambling in New York continues to soar as the state debates whether to legalize casinos, according to records from the state lottery. Sales of traditional lottery games — such as the multistate Powerball and Mega Millions — increased by 2 percent,… Read more »

President James Featherstonhaugh's Statement on Siena Research Institute Poll

President James Featherstonhaugh's Statement on Siena Research Institute Poll

January 16, 2012

Statement from New York Gaming Association President James D. Featherstonhaugh regarding today’s Siena Research Institute Poll The results of the latest Siena Research Institute Poll demonstrate once again that a majority of New Yorkers support of enhanced casino gaming. Like previous polling on this issue in recent months, today’s Siena… Read more »

Cuomo says expand NY gambling

Cuomo says expand NY gambling

January 5, 2012

The Daily News Online Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is not fully utilizing gambling venues to create jobs and economic development. The governor on Wednesday backed casino gambling, and urged the state Legislature to support a constitutional amendment to have full-blown casinos off Indian reservations. “We have long flirted… Read more »

Statement by President James Featherstonhaugh Regarding Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

Statement by President James Featherstonhaugh Regarding Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

January 4, 2012

The New York Gaming Association welcomes Governor Cuomo’s support for legalizing casino gaming in New York State. Enhanced casino gaming offers our state the promise of enormous economic benefits, including the creation of more than 25,000 new jobs; the return of $3 billion to $5 billion currently spent each year… Read more »

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Allowing Enhanced Casino Gaming

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Allowing Enhanced Casino Gaming

October 26, 2011

A solid majority of New Yorkers support amending the New York State Constitution to allow enhanced casino gaming at existing racetrack casino revenues, according to a survey released today by the New York Gaming Association (NYGA.) “New Yorkers support enhanced casino gaming because they understand that residents are currently spending… Read more »