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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 »

New York Gaming Association Predicts $3.3 Billion Boom From Legalized Gambling

New York Gaming Association Predicts $3.3 Billion Boom From Legalized Gambling

February 16, 2012

YNN The New York Gaming Association has released a new report suggesting that legalizing full casino gambling in the state would “generate more than $3.3 billion in economic output, which includes wages, salaries and the purchase of goods and services.” It goes on to suggest that New York would see… 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'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 »

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 »