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Yonkers Raceway’s casino wins national honors

Yonkers Raceway’s casino wins national honors

March 4, 2015

NorthJersey.com Empire City Casino at Yonkers Racetrack has won four honors in the nationwide contest for “Best Dining & Nightlife Awards” by Casino Player Magazine (March 2015 issue), the track reports. Empire City’s Nonno’s Trattoria for the second year in a row was awarded “Best Italian” food. Nonno’s was also… Read more »

Tioga Downs up this January

Tioga Downs up this January

February 11, 2015

Press & Sun Bulletin Despite the winter weather, Tioga Downs got out of the gate much cleaner this year — at least compared to the Nichols racino’s dismal start in 2014. This January, Tioga Downs, which has 802 video-lottery terminals, had a net win — the revenue remaining after payout… Read more »

Casino spurs interest in Sullivan land

Casino spurs interest in Sullivan land

February 11, 2015

Times Herald-Record A major chain motel – think Hilton, Marriott or Holiday Inn – could finally be rising just outside Monticello. New stores and offices could be opening in the Town of Thompson. And, it seems, just about everyone who owns real estate on the eastern end of Sullivan County… Read more »

Parking garage project continues at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel

Parking garage project continues at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel

December 30, 2014

Rome Observer Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel topped off the facility’s new parking garage on Dec. 11. The “topping off” represents a Scandinavian tradition where builders ceremonially place the final beam in the main frame of the structure. There is still remaining work on the parking garage, but the project… Read more »

Empire City Toy & Coat Drive Assists Less Fortunate Through December 17

Empire City Toy & Coat Drive Assists Less Fortunate Through December 17

December 14, 2014

Patch For the eighth consecutive year, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway President and CEO Timothy J. Rooney and Catholic Charities will team up to make the holiday season happier for the less fortunate. Empire City will host the “Christmas Spirit Toy and Coat Drive” now through Wednesday, December 17th.… Read more »

Saratoga racino gives $100K to local charities

Saratoga racino gives $100K to local charities

December 9, 2014

Daily Gazette Saratoga Casino and Raceway presented 16 local charitable organizations with donations totaling $100,000 Tuesday. The gifts included $10,000 donations to Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, and the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. In addition, the racino provided $7,500 donations to the Franklin Community Center, Shelters of Saratoga;… Read more »

WROTB operational plan projects strong returns

WROTB operational plan projects strong returns

December 5, 2014

Livingston County News A fully-renovated Batavia Downs, increased state allowances for promotional reinvestments and upward trends in video lottery terminal usage have Western Regional OTB directors anticipating strong returns for their municipal partners in 2015. The 2015 operational plan approved by directors Thursday estimates that Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans and Livingston… Read more »

Yonkers to expand French simulcasting

Yonkers to expand French simulcasting

December 5, 2014

Harnesslink Yonkers Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York have announced an expanded simulcasting calendar with Le Trot and the French PMU for the 2015 racing season. Pending approval of the New York State Gaming Commission, a total of 31 racing cards-featuring 173 trotting races–are scheduled to be… Read more »

Tioga Downs opens 'Winterfest'

Tioga Downs opens 'Winterfest'

November 28, 2014

WBNG 12 Tioga Downs officially opened their Winterfest Celebration Friday night. The casino is using a mix of old time traditions and new technology to help get people in the holiday spirit. The celebration features a light show with the latest and greatest technology. “There are approximately 36,000 lights here.… Read more »