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News stories tagged with "gambling"

Thousand Islands Casino to Open This Summer

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

Constitutionality of Gambling Law Challenged

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

Problem Gambling Workshop In Ogdensburg Thursday

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center will hold a workshop "Recognizing Problem Gambling" Thursday afternoon. Martha Foley talks with Pam Short from the New York Council on Problem Gambling.

NY Council on Problem Gambling 24-hour helpline: 800-437-1611.

Gamblers Anonymous meets Wednesday nights at the Northern New York Center on Problem Gambling, 167 Polk St., Suite 320, Watertown. For more information call 315-788-7241.  Go to full article

Mohawk Catskills Casino Will Have Company

On the heels of the largest expansion of gambling in New York State history, the St. Regis Mohawks have announced plans to break ground on their casino in the Catskills by the end of next year. David Sommerstein reports the tribe wasn't surprised by the legislative action, but news they may not be the only game in town did catch them off guard.  Go to full article

Opposition to Gambling Expansion on Senate Floor

There was some strongly-worded opposition on the Senate floor yesterday to a gambling package approved by state legislators. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Powerball Lottery and Native Casinos to Settle Budget Woes

New York state lawmakers passed bills that will greatly expand gambling in New York and finally settle the state budget. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Albany Looks to Expanded Gambling for Funds

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

New York May Join Powerball Lottery

New Yorkers might find it easier to play the Powerball multi-state lottery game. State lawmakers are considering letting the state join in the game. But not all legislators are happy about that. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Casino Talks Continue

Governor Pataki denies that a casino deal for the Catskills is imminent, but he says talks with the St. Regis Mohawk tribe are continuing. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Slot Machine Constitutionality Questioned

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

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