casino gambling http://wamc.org en Survey Supports Upstate Casino Development http://wamc.org/post/survey-supports-upstate-casino-development <p>Public perception of casinos among upstate New Yorkers continues to evolve. While new gaming halls will be built, people have become more aware of the long-term positives and negatives they'll bring to surrounding areas.&nbsp;</p><p>A <a href="https://www.siena.edu/assets/files/news/TWC0714_Total_Crosstabs_072814.pdf" target="_blank">Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Poll</a> out Monday finds a majority of those polled favor building a Capitol Region casino.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:33:20 +0000 Dave Lucas 95927 at http://wamc.org Survey Supports Upstate Casino Development Gambling Expert, 'The Luck Business' Author To Speak On Rensselaer County Project http://wamc.org/post/gambling-expert-luck-business-author-speak-rensselaer-county-project <div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper card_280 look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="Credit masslive.com" caption="Robert Goodman, professor emeritus at Hampshire College, is set to speak at the community gospel church in Rensselaer against the building of a casino. " class="wysiwyg-asset-image" contenteditable="false" fid="40353" image_style="card_280" uri="public://201407/goodman_0.jpg"><img alt="" class="pi_assets-image" src="/sites/wamc/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/goodman_0.jpg" /><div class="image-meta-wrapper"><div class="cp-si-caption">Robert Goodman, professor emeritus at Hampshire College, is set to speak at the community gospel church in Rensselaer against the building of a casino.</div><div class="cp-si-credit">Credit masslive.com</div></div><div class="actions"><a class="wysiwyg-asset-image-edit" href="#edit">Edit</a> | <a class="wysiwyg-asset-image-delete" href="#remove">Remove</a></div></div></div><p>Opponents of a plan to build a casino in the Rensselaer County community of East Greenbush are sponsoring a speech tonight by a gambling expert, who says there are hidden costs to casinos. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:33:00 +0000 Brian Shields 95889 at http://wamc.org New York Casino Process Edges Forward http://wamc.org/post/new-york-casino-process-edges-forward <p>The casino process continues moving forward in New York State. The New York Public Interest Research Group is out with a paper indicating that casino interests have poured millions of dollars into advancing their agendas in Albany over the past two years. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:48:13 +0000 Dave Lucas 94281 at http://wamc.org CT Casino Operator To File Applications For NY Casino Project http://wamc.org/post/ct-casino-operator-file-applications-ny-casino-project <p>The head of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority says the operator of casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania will file applications for New York casino licenses in time for a looming deadline. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:36:41 +0000 Patrick Garrett 93749 at http://wamc.org CT Casino Operator To File Applications For NY Casino Project Albany Supports No Casino http://wamc.org/post/albany-supports-no-casino <p>With the casino application deadline fast approaching in New York, the city of Albany is apparently not supporting any of the projects proposed for neighboring cities.</p><p>Local municipal approval is required for applicants seeking one of four casino licenses expected to be granted in upstate New York this fall. The developers face a Monday deadline to submit their casino applications. More than a dozen development groups are in the running to apply for a license.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:18:08 +0000 Dave Lucas 93519 at http://wamc.org Albany Supports No Casino East Greenbush Board Supports Casino Plan http://wamc.org/post/east-greenbush-board-supports-casino-plan <p>Casinos top the list of issues that have been driving the area agenda. Governor Andrew Cuomo put the wheels in motion during his second State of the State address in 2012. "Let's amend the constitution. Let's do gaming right. Let's make it safe. Let's protect our people. Let's get the jobs back in New York."</p><p>The governor reasoned that building new gambling casinos would prop up New York's failing economy.&nbsp;&nbsp; In November 2013, Cuomo's proposition was approved by voters, and&nbsp; "casino chatter" has dominated the headlines ever since.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:49:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 92561 at http://wamc.org East Greenbush Board Supports Casino Plan From Electric City to Vegas East? http://wamc.org/post/electric-city-vegas-east <p>Just days after a casino proposal for Exit 23 in Albany collapsed,&nbsp; Schenectady has taken a key step in luring Vegas-style gambling to the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 92302 at http://wamc.org From Electric City to Vegas East? Vox Pop : Open Forum on 5/20/14 : Casinos http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-52014-casinos <p>Over the last few years, states in the region have tossed the dice on allowing for the development of Las Vegas-style casinos. Today, two development groups dropped out of the running to build a casino in upstate New York, and a new bidder has proposed a casino in the city of Schenectady.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:17:50 +0000 90874 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 5/20/14 : Casinos Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti-15 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Casinos in Massachusetts have a star-crossed history — and the licenses haven’t even been awarded yet.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that some voters worry about the impact of casinos on challenged communities.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 89961 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti Massachusetts' Highest Court Hears Arguments On Casino Repeal Referendum http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-highest-court-hears-arguments-casino-repeal-referendum <p>The fate of casino gambling in Massachusetts may hinge on a case that was argued before the justices of the state’s highest court in Boston this morning.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard an hour of oral arguments Monday morning on whether a question should be allowed on the November ballot asking voters if the 2011 law that opened the state to Las Vegas-style gambling should be repealed.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:26:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 89705 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts' Highest Court Hears Arguments On Casino Repeal Referendum