Hey, remember that whole thing the state was talking about doing where it was going to open some new casinos upstate to promote economic development? Well, that legislation is out, as part of the two-weeks-left-for-in-the-session flurry of new...
Happy Friday! As we’re fond of saying here at NCPR, it’s the best day of the workweek. Today for your delectation from the newsroom we have some great stories. Julie Grant has reported extensively on the troubles EJ Noble...
May 09, 2002 — Tribal members of the Seneca Nation are preparing to decide the future of casino gambing on the reservation and in Western New York. David Sommerstein reports next week's tribal referendum on Seneca casinos is expected to be close. Go to full article
Mar 11, 2002 — Three native tribes in New York are pressuring Governor Pataki to negotiate land claim and casino deals only with in-state tribes. Two tribes in Wisconsin are also seeking land and gaming compacts in New York. David Sommerstein has more… Go to full article
Mar 08, 2002 — Canadian gaming officials briefed community leaders from the Thousand Islands region Wednesday on the casino under construction in Gananoque, Ontario. It will add to the entertainment mix in the tourism-heavy area. David Sommerstein reports many on the U.S. side of the St. Lawrence fear the casino will bring more bad than good. Go to full article
Jan 30, 2002 — An anti-gambling coalition has filed a lawsuit challenging a bill passed by the legislature last fall that legalized several forms of gambling. From Albany, Karen Dewitt has more on the story. Go to full article
Oct 24, 2001 — New York state lawmakers are very close to an agreement on a major expansion of gambling in New York. They say they need the money it will generate to help pay for the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 06, 2001 — Questions linger over whether New York State's constitution allows slot machines. An attorney, hired by anti-gambling groups, may find out in court. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article