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$3.3 billion in economic activity in New York

$3.3 billion in economic activity in New York

May 25, 2017

5/19/17 – Harnesslink ALBANY, NY – The New York Gaming Association (NYGA) today released their Annual Statewide Economic Impact Report detailing the economic activity, education funding and quality jobs and local tax revenue generated by NYGA throughout the 2016 calendar year. With nine member facilities spanning every region of the state, NYGA once… Read more »

Racinos tout results amid casino competition

Racinos tout results amid casino competition

May 25, 2017

5/19/17 – Democrat & Chronicle ALBANY – The state’s nine racetracks with gambling operations are promoting how much they provide to the state in education dollars and jobs amid growing competition from casinos and a push by some of them to improve their tax rates. The racetracks, which stretch from… Read more »

How VLTs saved NY horse racing

How VLTs saved NY horse racing

February 17, 2017

2/17/17 – Democrat & Chronicle ALBANY – In 2003, New York’s racetracks were paying out among the lowest prizes in the nation, and many of the tracks, particularly upstate harness facilities, were nearly set to be put out to pasture. Then the racetracks started adding video-lottery terminals, VLTs. Now, the… Read more »

Monticello Casino and Raceway unveils simulcast room

Monticello Casino and Raceway unveils simulcast room

October 27, 2016

10/26/16 – Mid-Hudson News Patrons of Monticello Raceway have a new option for playing the ponies at that track, or any other in North America. Monticello Casino and Raceway unveiled a simulcast room on Wednesday. The room, just off the gaming floor, is somewhat circular with several monitors on the… Read more »

Ribbon cutting held for new Saratoga Casino Hotel

Ribbon cutting held for new Saratoga Casino Hotel

July 13, 2016

7/6/16 – The Saratogian The new Saratoga Casino Hotel has created jobs for more than 100 people and one horse, named Harley. The large Clydesdale will take guests to and from Saratoga Race Course during the upcoming thoroughbred season in a gleaming black Victorian-era carriage. Driven by Harley’s owner, Troy… Read more »

Here’s when the new Saratoga hotel and steakhouse will open

Here’s when the new Saratoga hotel and steakhouse will open

June 28, 2016

6/24/16 – Albany Business Review Saratoga Casino Hotel, formerly Saratoga Casino and Raceway, will open next week – Albany Business Review The new Saratoga Casino Hotel will open next week after completing a $40 million expansion that includes a 117-room hotel, upscale steakhouse Morton’s, ballroom, indoor pool and other amenities.… Read more »

Major Expansion Planned for Aqueduct Casino

Major Expansion Planned for Aqueduct Casino

June 28, 2016

Blood-Horse – 6/27/16 The operator of the video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct Racetrack plans a December groundbreaking on an expansion project expected to add more than 750,000-square-feet to the facility, but the plan hasn’t been presented to the New York Racing Association. The $400 million to be spent adding… Read more »

Watch Sullivan’s casino being built

Watch Sullivan’s casino being built

March 7, 2016

Times Herald-Record – Empire Resorts, which is building the $1.3 billion Montreign Resort Casino at Adelaar in Sullivan County, has installed a time-lapse camera at the construction site to document and broadcast the transition from construction site to casino. Empire received a casino license from the state in December but… Read more »