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Nine New York racetrack casinos to state: Don't let outside casino operators in

Nine New York racetrack casinos to state: Don't let outside casino operators in

February 20, 2012

The Saratogian SARATOGA SPRINGS — A study released last week says the state’s nine racetrack casinos have a nearly $2 billion economic impact and account for more than 17,000 jobs. Based on this success, casino operators who sponsored the study say their facilities are the only sites where full-scale Las… Read more »

State’s racetrack casinos have $2B economic impact

State’s racetrack casinos have $2B economic impact

February 19, 2012

Troy Record A study released this past week says the state’s nine racetrack casinos have a nearly $2 billion economic impact and account for more than 17,000 jobs. Based on this success, casino operators who sponsored the study say their facilities are the only sites where full-scale Las Vegas-style gambling… Read more »

For Saratoga Casino and Raceway, it could be game on

For Saratoga Casino and Raceway, it could be game on

February 18, 2012

Post Star Racino expansion concept The plan for possible expansion of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway includes adding 15,000 square feet of gaming space, a hotel, an event center and more dining options. The casino is also considering the inclusion of a parking garage. In its entirety, it is estimated… Read more »

Racino $2B sure thing

Racino $2B sure thing

February 17, 2012

New York Post Ka-ching! New York has hit the jackpot with the stream of cash rolling in from the state’s nine racinos, including the new gambling parlor at Aqueduct Racetrack, according to a report released yesterday. The network of racinos generated about $2 billion in economic activity last year and… Read more »

Study: Impact of "racinos" is worth $2B

Study: Impact of "racinos" is worth $2B

February 17, 2012

Buffalo Business First A trade group says a study shows that New York state’s racetrack operated gaming operations generate $2 billion to the economy. The New York Gaming Association cited a study done a New York City consulting firm, Appleseed, regarding the nine “racinos” across the state. Two operate in… Read more »

N.Y. Racetracks: Gaming Spurs Job Creation

N.Y. Racetracks: Gaming Spurs Job Creation

February 17, 2012

The Journal News By Joseph Spector ALBANY — In a bid to build support for getting full-scale casinos, the state’s nine racetracks released a report Thursday touting the tracks’ economic benefits. The report from the New York Gaming Association, the tracks’ lobbying arm, uses figures from the state Lottery Division… Read more »

Batavia Downs lining up support to offer table games in full-service casino

Batavia Downs lining up support to offer table games in full-service casino

February 16, 2012

The Batavian Leaders of Western Regional Off-track Betting Corp. are lining up support to turn Batavia Downs into a full-service casino and they took their case to the Genesee County Legislature on Wednesday. In a meeting with the Ways and Means Committee, three representatives of Batavia Downs told the committee… Read more »

Report Helps NY Racetrack Casinos Make Case

Report Helps NY Racetrack Casinos Make Case

February 16, 2012

Blood Horse By Tom LaMarra A report done for the New York Gaming Association says the organization’s members—nine racetrack casinos in the state—generate almost $2 billion a year in “economic output,” with support for horse racing and breeding accounting for $368 million a year. The analysis, conducted by New York… 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 »

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 »