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Gaming Association: New York made more than $1 billion from racetrack casinos

Gaming Association: New York made more than $1 billion from racetrack casinos

February 16, 2012

The Post-Standard By Charles McChesney Albany, NY — Nine racetrack casinos generated nearly $2 billion in economic output, according to a study released Thursday by the New York Gaming Association. The economic impact analysis by New York firm Appleseed found the racetrack casinos directly or indirectly supported 17,400 jobs in… Read more »

Study: New York Gaming Association Members Creating Jobs

Study: New York Gaming Association Members Creating Jobs

February 16, 2012

The Business Council – Capital Business Blog By Heather Jung New York Gaming Association (NYGA) members generated approximately $1.96 billion annually in economic output including wages and salaries and the purchase of goods and services, according to a new economic impact analysis conducted by an independent firm. This analysis also… Read more »

New York study shows $1.96B casino impact

New York study shows $1.96B casino impact

February 16, 2012

Daily Racing Form By Matt Hegarty A group representing New York racetrack-casino operators on Thursday released a study it funded purporting to measure the economic impact of casinos as part of a public-relations campaign to get table games legalized at their facilities. The group, the New York Gaming Association, was… Read more »

Statement from President James Featherstonhaugh regarding today’s Siena Research Institute Poll

Statement from President James Featherstonhaugh regarding today’s Siena Research Institute Poll

February 6, 2012

“The results of the latest Siena Research Institute Poll demonstrate yet again that a majority of New Yorkers support of enhanced casino gaming. “Like previous polling on this issue during recent months, today’s Siena poll shows that New Yorkers across a broad spectrum of backgrounds and regions favor a Constitutional… Read more »

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 »