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Racino owners cross the river

Racino owners cross the river

April 22, 2014

Times Union After months of contentious debate, the owners of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway have abandoned plans for a full-blown casino at Saratoga Springs’ 10-year-old racino in favor of a new site off Interstate 90 in East Greenbush. The move fundamentally resets the chessboard as multiple developers vie for… Read more »

Empire Resorts Submits $1 Million Application Fee for Catskills Casino License

Empire Resorts Submits $1 Million Application Fee for Catskills Casino License

April 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal Empire Resorts, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “Empire”) (NASDAQ-GM:NYNY) today submitted the $1 million application fee to the New York State Gaming Commission for a destination gaming resort license (“Gaming Facility License”) in the Catskills. Pursuant to the Request for Applications (“RFA”), an individual, entity, consortium or… Read more »

And they're off! Thoroughbred racing starts at Finger Lakes track

And they're off! Thoroughbred racing starts at Finger Lakes track

April 21, 2014

Brighton-Pittsford Post Excited fans swarmed trackside as jockeys and horses pounded across the finish line on opening day of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack’s 52nd live thoroughbred racing season. “Its great to have racing back as it brings added energy to the entire facility,” said FLGR Senior Director of Marketing… Read more »

Tioga Downs Casino announces 2014 Summer Concert Series

Tioga Downs Casino announces 2014 Summer Concert Series

April 21, 2014

Owego Penny Saver Tioga Downs Casino is proud to announce their Summer Concert Series lineup. The 2014 Series kicks off on May 30 with legendary rock group “Tommy James and the Shondells”, 70s hit-makers “Kansas” follow on June 20, and “Yes” inaugurates Independence Day Weekend with a performance on July… Read more »

Empire Resorts and SUNY-Sullivan Announce Partnership

Empire Resorts and SUNY-Sullivan Announce Partnership

April 7, 2014

The Wall Street Journal After the publication of the New York Gaming Facility Siting Board’s Request for Applications which calls for a development plan that includes workforce training programs, Empire Resorts, Inc. (“Empire”) (NASDAQ-GM:NYNY) announced it has begun collaborating with SUNY-Sullivan to develop a comprehensive training program, customized to prepare… Read more »

Wolfgang Puck Express enhances Finger Lakes racino

Wolfgang Puck Express enhances Finger Lakes racino

March 25, 2014

Democrat & Chronicle Fine dining — under a moniker most synonymous with culinary prestige — meets high-end gaming at the new delectable addition to the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack “racino.” Wolfgang Puck Express, a new restaurant in the recently expanded section of the gaming floor, offers hand-crafted gourmet pizzas,… Read more »

Consultant hired by state to help casino siting board

Consultant hired by state to help casino siting board

March 24, 2014

Times Union A law firm that includes lobbyists for major gambling companies will be helping the New York Gaming Commission develop plans for licensing casinos in Upstate New York. The commission’s Gaming Facility Location Board hired Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP as an adviser and to help vet applications and… Read more »

Empire Resorts, Inc. and Monticello Raceway Management, Inc. Participate in National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Empire Resorts, Inc. and Monticello Raceway Management, Inc. Participate in National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal Empire Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM:NYNY) (“Empire”) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Monticello Raceway Management, Inc. (“MRMI”) are participating in National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (“NPGAM”). The National Council on Problem Gambling (“NCPG”) sponsors the NPGAM campaign, a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign. The goal of this campaign… Read more »

Empire Resorts Unveils Plan for $750 Million Casino in Catskills

Empire Resorts Unveils Plan for $750 Million Casino in Catskills

March 13, 2014

New York Times Empire Resorts, the company that operates a small slot machine parlor at the Monticello racetrack in the Catskills, unveiled plans on Thursday for a $750 million casino resort nearby, the first of what may turn out to be a dozen competing proposals for one of four state… Read more »

Casino raises for City Harvest

Casino raises for City Harvest

March 6, 2014

Queens Chronicle Resorts World Casino New York City announced Feb. 26 a $100,000 donation to City Harvest to fight hunger across the city, during the casino’s first annual Mid-Winter Taste event to benefit City Harvest, featuring food, wine, and cocktails from New York’s most popular eateries. The $100,000 contribution came… Read more »