Press Releases

Statement from NYGA President James Featherstonhaugh

Statement from NYGA President James Featherstonhaugh

November 12, 2015

Statement from NYGA President James Featherstonhaugh – Sports Betting “We applaud Attorney General Schneiderman for attempting to bring some clarity to the issue of fantasy sports betting.  If the games are found to be illegal, they should be stopped immediately until the appropriate legislative and constitutional changes are made.  If… Read more »

Tax Dollars Generated by NYGA Members Up Again Over Last Year

Tax Dollars Generated by NYGA Members Up Again Over Last Year

September 12, 2013

New York Sees 10% Increase in Tax Contributions over August 2012 The New York Gaming Association, who represents the nine racetrack gaming facilities and offer more than 17,000 gaming machines, reported today that August gross gaming revenue (GGR) was $171,772,456 with $115,989,340 of that tax revenue going to the State… Read more »

Tax Dollars Generated by NYGA Members Continue to Climb

Tax Dollars Generated by NYGA Members Continue to Climb

August 6, 2013

New York Sees 6.2% Increase in Tax Contributions over July 2012 (Albany, NY) The New York Gaming Association reported today that July gross gaming revenue from its nine members was $166,258,506 with $111,743,723 of tax revenue going to the State. That amount was 5.4% higher than revenue generated in July… Read more »

New York Gaming Association Members Generate More Tax Revenue than Neighboring PA, CT & Atlantic City

New York Gaming Association Members Generate More Tax Revenue than Neighboring PA, CT & Atlantic City

July 16, 2013

New York Sees 10% Increase While PA, CT & Atlantic City Continue Decline NYGA Members Generate $74 million for Education in June (Albany, NY) New York Gaming Association (NYGA) members continued positive growth for the year by generating more than $164 million in gross gaming revenues for the month of… Read more »

Statement in Support of the Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act from New York Gaming Association President James Featherstonhaugh

Statement in Support of the Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act from New York Gaming Association President James Featherstonhaugh

June 20, 2013

“The New York Gaming Association will throw full support behind the Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act and the referendum that will be put to the people in November. The inclusion of competitive tax parity, a plan that keeps the three Western New York racetrack casinos as vital partners… Read more »

Statement from New York Gaming Association President James Featherstonhaugh RE: The Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act

Statement from New York Gaming Association President James Featherstonhaugh RE: The Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act

June 11, 2013

After considerable study and analysis, the members of the New York Gaming Association (NYGA, which is comprised of the state’s racetrack casinos, known as “racinos”) believe that the proposed “Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act of 2013″ will not have the result desired by the legislation’s supporters. The new… Read more »

New York’s Racetrack Casinos Working for New York’s Schools

New York’s Racetrack Casinos Working for New York’s Schools

June 5, 2013

With an Effective Tax Rate of 67% NYGA Members Have Generated More Than $77 Million for Education in the Month of May (Albany, NY) New York Gaming Association (NYGA) members continue to be one of the state’s most reliable sources of education funding, easing the burden on taxpayers by generating… Read more »

New York’s Racetrack Casinos Continue Growth While Neighboring States Continue Decline

New York’s Racetrack Casinos Continue Growth While Neighboring States Continue Decline

May 16, 2013

New York Sees 7% Increase While PA, CT & Atlantic City Slump This Month NYGA Members Generate $74 million for Education in April (Albany, NY) New York Gaming Association (NYGA) members continued positive growth for the year by generating more than $167 million in gross gaming revenues for the month… Read more »

Record Slot Growth at New York Gaming Facilities in 1st Quarter

Record Slot Growth at New York Gaming Facilities in 1st Quarter

April 18, 2013

NY Racetrack Casinos Again Outperform All Regional Competitors New York’s racetrack casinos – bolstered by strong growth in slot machine revenue for the first quarter of 2013 – widened their lead as the top performing gaming facilities in the Northeast, according to new industry figures. “The numbers don’t deceive,” said… Read more »

NYGA Hits Trifecta for Taxpayers

NYGA Hits Trifecta for Taxpayers

April 10, 2013

2012-13 Fiscal Year Proves Historic for New York in Revenue, Education Funding and Agribusiness Year Ends with Record One-Month Contribution to Education of $83.5 Million (Albany, NY) The New York Gaming Association (NYGA) today announced that the 2012-2013 fiscal year – which concluded on April 1 – was historic for… Read more »