casino http://wamc.org en Albany Common Council Considers Casino At Exit 23 http://wamc.org/post/albany-common-council-considers-casino-exit-23 <p>Albany’s Common Council held a public hearing Monday night on the E-23 proposed plan to locate a casino adjacent to Exit 23 on the&nbsp;NYS Thruway.&nbsp;The council introduced a resolution supporting the casino, a step that's been in the works since last&nbsp;week, after representatives from Pinnacle Entertainment, a Louisiana-based casino management company, visited Mayor Kathy Sheehan at city hall on&nbsp;Saturday. Meanwhile, Albany Common Council member Judd Krasher said he was troubled by the process and felt not enough questions were answered for him to be able to vote in favor of the proposal.</p><p>"There is simply no way I will be able to vote for a casino in Albany," Krasher said. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:56:08 +0000 87679 at http://wamc.org Albany Common Council Considers Casino At Exit 23 Howe Caverns Will Pitch Casino Plan To Schoharie County http://wamc.org/post/howe-caverns-will-pitch-casino-plan-schoharie-county <p>Representatives of an historic tourist destination will make a presentation before the Schoharie County, New York, board of supervisors tomorrow, in hopes of receiving its blessing to host a resort-style casino.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The operators of Howe Caverns in Schoharie County are hoping to woo developers to consider the longtime tourist destination as a prime location for the Capital Region casino allotted under New York’s casino gambling law.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:30:02 +0000 Lucas Willard 86287 at http://wamc.org Howe Caverns Will Pitch Casino Plan To Schoharie County Moreau Steps Into Saratoga County Casino Debate http://wamc.org/post/moreau-steps-saratoga-county-casino-debate <p>The debate over casino development in Saratoga County is expanding, as the town of Moreau is making its own pitch for a possible casino location.</p><p></p><p>The town of Moreau is pitching the idea to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office to establish a casino on Mt. McGregor, home to a New York State prison slated for closure in July.</p><p>Earlier this week, Moreau’s town board approved a measure in support of casino development on the 1,200-acre facility.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:08:37 +0000 Lucas Willard 81077 at http://wamc.org Moreau Steps Into Saratoga County Casino Debate Palmer Casino Supporters Urge Mohegan Sun To Pledge New Development http://wamc.org/post/palmer-casino-supporters-urge-mohegan-sun-pledge-new-development <p>Mohegan Sun, which worked for five years on a casino project in rural Palmer, Massachusetts only to see it come up 94 votes short on Election Day, has now shifted its focus to greater Boston.&nbsp; The move leaves Palmer casino supporters concerned about the future.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:29:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 80047 at http://wamc.org Palmer Casino Supporters Urge Mohegan Sun To Pledge New Development 11/26/13 Panel http://wamc.org/post/112613-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Newtown Report<br />Obama Defends Iran Deal<br />Karzai Ultimatum<br />Heart Study Criticized<br />Katie Couric goes to Yahoo<br />Casinos<br />Albany Civic Center<br />GE</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78597 at http://wamc.org Palmer Defeats Casino Referendum http://wamc.org/post/palmer-defeats-casino-referendum <p>Casino supporters in Massachusetts have been dealt twin setbacks with voters in East Boston rejecting proposals by the Suffolk Downs race track and voters in Palmer narrowly defeating a bid by Mohegan Sun to build a resort casino in the western Massachusetts town.</p><p>Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs chief operating officer, said the company would "reassess" its plans after Tuesday's results. Voters in Revere approved the casino, but favorable votes were needed in both East Boston and Revere before the track could formally apply to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for a license.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 03:04:22 +0000 Associated Press 77127 at http://wamc.org Palmer Defeats Casino Referendum Judge Will Rule On Casino Amendment Challenge http://wamc.org/post/judge-will-rule-casino-amendment-challenge <p>A New York State Supreme court judge heard arguments Friday on whether the State Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure&rsquo;s passage.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:15:43 +0000 Karen DeWitt 75423 at http://wamc.org Judge Will Rule On Casino Amendment Challenge Voters Kill Hard Rock Casino Project http://wamc.org/post/voters-kill-hard-rock-casino-project <p>Voters in West Springfield on Tuesday delivered a knockout punch to casino industry giant Hard Rock.&nbsp;&nbsp; The vote to reject an $800 million dollar casino project leaves just two competitors standing for the lone casino license that will be issued in western Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>By a lopsided margin of 55 to 45 percent, West Springfield voters turned down a development agreement that could have seen Hard Rock build a casino, hotel, and year-round concert venue on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition, home of the annual Big E agricultural fair.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73357 at http://wamc.org Voters Kill Hard Rock Casino Project Both Sides Optimistic About West Springfield Casino Vote http://wamc.org/post/both-sides-optimistic-about-west-springfield-casino-vote <p>Voters in West Springfield are going to the polls today for the latest casino referendum in western Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Voting was described as steady by election officials and appeared, as of mid-afternoon, to be on pace to reach the 40 percent turnout predicted by the Town Clerk for today’s referendum on Hard Rock’s &nbsp;proposal to build a resort casino on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition. Polls are open until 8 p.m.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:59:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73289 at http://wamc.org Both Sides Optimistic About West Springfield Casino Vote Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti-3 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Western Massachusetts cities are vying for the state’s lone casino license for that region.</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 polling shows a demographic split among residents.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 71415 at http://wamc.org