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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 »