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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
Gov. Cuomo casting his ballot yesterday at the Mt. Kisko Presbyterian Church. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/10692954886/">Gov. Cuomo's Office</a>
Gov. Cuomo casting his ballot yesterday at the Mt. Kisko Presbyterian Church. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's Office

Cuomo wins on casino and judge retirement age propositions

The success of proposition number one, the ballot amendment to expand casino gambling, and the failure of the last amendment, to allow judges to serve until age 80, are both wins for Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Go to full article
Casino gaming sites in New York. Photo: NY Governor's Office
Casino gaming sites in New York. Photo: NY Governor's Office

Casinos: how did we get here from Las Vegas?

If voters pass the proposed amendment to the state constitution to allow casino gambling today, New York will become the 21tst state to legalize commercial, Las Vegas style casinos.

Across much of the country nowadays, gambling seems like the natural state of things. But it wasn't always that way, as we hear from David Chanatry, with the New York Reporting Project at Utica College.  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

Six amendments top statewide ballot

There are six amendments on Tuesday's ballot, ranging from whether New York should allow seven resort style gambling casinos, to whether judges should be allowed to serve on the bench until the age of 80. Here's a run down:  Go to full article

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