sports gambling http://wamc.org en Contenders in Northern NY Assembly Race Debate http://wamc.org/post/contenders-northern-ny-assembly-race-debate <p>The contenders in the 115th assembly race met in a town hall style debate Tuesday night.<br><br>The informal debate between Conservative Karen Bisso and Democrat Tim Carpenter in Malone followed a basic format, but allowed questions from those who attended the forum. A number of issues were covered&nbsp; and there was often congenial discussion between the two.&nbsp; A recurring theme was displeasure with Albany as shown in their response to the state mandated tax cap. Democrat Tim Carpenter works for the Corrections Department and is a Plattsburgh city councillor<br> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 51011 at http://wamc.org Contenders in Northern NY Assembly Race Debate Vox Pop : Gambling : 5/9/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-gambling-5912 <p>The top two executives at the non-profit New York Racing Association, which operates New York&rsquo;s three state-owned horse tracks, were fired last week amid allegations they knew the company was collecting more than the legal amount of so-called takeout on certain bets, costing winning bettors an estimated $8.5 million dollars.</p><p>The firings have called into question the idea of gambling and gaming in general, as Governor Andrew Cuomo calls for a constitutional amendment to allow Las Vegas style casinos in the state.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 19:00:00 +0000 38640 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Sports and Sports Wagering with Ian Pickus : 3/20/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-sports-and-sports-wagering-ian-pickus-32012 <p>For many, the month of March signals one of the most exciting events in U.S. sport &ndash; the NCAA men&rsquo;s basketball division one tournament.</p><p>This year&rsquo;s tourney in particular has scored high thus far on the madness-meter, with two 15 seeded teams, the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks and Norfolk State Spartans defeating number 2 seeded Duke Blue Devils and University of Missouri Tigers respectively.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Patrick Donges 35048 at http://wamc.org