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Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. Photo: Christine K, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. Photo: Christine K, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Scale will matter for success of New York casinos

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Less may be more when it comes to opening casinos in New York amid an increasingly competitive gambling environment.

More than a dozen contenders are proposing upstate casino projects. Developers say they've carefully studied the local market to ensure they don't overbuild.  Go to full article
Poker players at Turning Stone Casino. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Turningstonepoker.jpg">Pwrbanker</a>, public domain
Poker players at Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Pwrbanker, public domain

Hasidic village sues to block Orange County casino

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A Hasidic Jewish village has mounted a legal challenge seeking to halt a casino proposed for upstate New York.

The lawsuit filed by the village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County alleges that officials in two nearby communities offered support for the project without analyzing the impact it would have on the village.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ragingwire/">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NYS casino industry will be decided by the market, says Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo says he's not concerned about reports that the casino gambling industry may not be all that healthy. The negative news comes as the state is considering authorizing four new gambling centers in the next few months.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/evanblaser/8655954187/">Evan Blaser</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Evan Blaser, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

22 upstate casino proposals submitted in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Contenders hoping to win the right to open a casino in upstate New York include hometown business owners as well as gambling giants like Caesars, Genting Group and Foxwoods.

A state gambling panel on Thursday released the names of organizations pitching 22 different casino proposals. Wednesday was the deadline for interested parties to pay a $1 million application fee.  Go to full article
Las Vegas style Casino's are coming to the North Country Photo: <a "href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/149542100/">Wally Gobetz</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Las Vegas style Casino's are coming to the North Country Photo: Wally Gobetz, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY names 3 members of casino siting board

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A college president and New York City's former comptroller are among three members appointed to the state board that will select casino operators.

The New York State Gaming Commission on Thursday announced that former city comptroller William Thompson, Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz and Paul Francis, a high-level adviser to the last three New York governors, have been appointed to the Resort Gaming Facility Location Board.  Go to full article
Empire Plaza in Albany.
Empire Plaza in Albany.

New laws bring change in 2014

A number of new laws will take effect in New York in the New Year.

Hitting the books in the new year are the first of three new tax cuts for small businesses and an additional near 10-percent tax cut for manufacturers. Middle income families are also getting tax relief in 2014. That affects people who make between $40,000 and $300,000 and you have to have at least one dependent child.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo talks up the impact of the casino gaming amendment in Bethel, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/10713998826/">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>
Gov. Cuomo talks up the impact of the casino gaming amendment in Bethel, NY. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

Cuomo touts casino amendment win

Governor Cuomo did not lose any time in publicizing a win on a gambling expansion amendment in Tuesday's voting. The governor made two public appearances in regions that are now authorized to build resort style casinos.  Go to full article
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation

Casino approval number one ballot item

New Yorkers will decide Tuesday whether they want to allow seven new gambling casinos in the state.

The amendment to the state's constitution to allow the casinos has the backing of the state's business and labor community, who are financing ads that focus on potential job creation and tax reductions instead of actual gambling.  Go to full article
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation

Casino expansion number one amendment on Tuesday's ballot

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will decide whether the state should allow up to seven new resort style casinos. Supporters claim it's about new jobs, not casinos. Opponents say hat's just spin.  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York's plans to expand gambling must be approved by voters in November. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Pro casino coalition airs first ads

The first ad is out promoting the ballot amendment to build new casinos in New York. It focuses on the benefits the casinos might bring, and not on actual gambling activity.  Go to full article

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