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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/ragingwire/">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Prospective NYS casino operators attend mandatory question session

Prospective casino operators got a chance to ask the Cuomo Administration questions about details of the process for choosing licensees for four upstate casinos. But they won't get answers for several days.  Go to full article
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Photo: Evan Blaser, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Casino contenders to gather for mandatory summit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Developers looking to build a casino in upstate New York are gathering in Albany for a meeting with state regulators.

Wednesday's conference is mandatory for anyone applying to build one of the four casinos authorized for the Catskills, the Albany-Saratoga area or the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region.  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
Opponents say a casino would harm Saratoga's 150-year-old Saratoga Race Course. Photo: Brian Mann
Opponents say a casino would harm Saratoga's 150-year-old Saratoga Race Course. Photo: Brian Mann

City Council votes no on casino gambling in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The Saratoga Springs City Council has unanimously approved a resolution opposing the expansion of casino gambling in the city known for its historic thoroughbred racetrack.

Local media report that about 300 people attended Tuesday's vote on the non-binding resolution that was authored by Mayor Joanne Yepsen, who took office earlier this year.  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

Judge approves deal between NY and Oneidas

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A federal judge has approved a deal between the Oneida Indian Nation and New York that guarantees the tribe exclusive territory for their central New York casino and guarantees payments to the state of around $50 million annually.

Tribal and local officials say U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn on Tuesday approved the deal reached by the Cuomo administration last May.  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

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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

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