gambling http://wamc.org en Albany Law School Introducing New Program On Racing, Equine And Gaming Law http://wamc.org/post/albany-law-school-introducing-new-program-racing-equine-and-gaming-law <p></p><p>Beginning in September Albany law school is launching a new concentration in equine, racing, and gaming law. The program is being introduced as states including New York and Massachusetts are expanding casino gaming.</p><p></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:07:23 +0000 Lucas Willard 88103 at http://wamc.org Albany Law School Introducing New Program On Racing, Equine And Gaming Law State Gaming Commission Hears Testimony On Problem Gambling http://wamc.org/post/state-gaming-commission-hears-testimony-problem-gambling <p>The New York State Gaming Commission is holding hearings on&nbsp;the issue of gambling addiction. It is part of a process that will allow the building of up to seven new casino gambling resorts in New York over the next several years. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:38:13 +0000 Karen Dewitt 87821 at http://wamc.org State Gaming Commission Hears Testimony On Problem Gambling Pro-Casino Coalition Launches In Saratoga Springs http://wamc.org/post/pro-casino-coalition-launches-saratoga-springs <p>A new pro-casino coalition of community members and business owners is entering the discussion surrounding casino development in Saratoga Springs.</p><p>The group Destination Saratoga announced at a press conference that it is seeking to convince area residents that before developers submit their proposals for full-size casinos in New York, that Saratoga Springs, already home to gambling, is an ideal location.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 79652 at http://wamc.org Pro-Casino Coalition Launches In Saratoga Springs Coalition Promotes Casino Amendment; Judge To Hear Lawsuit http://wamc.org/post/coalition-promotes-casino-amendment-judge-hear-lawsuit <p>The push for passage of a ballot amendment to allow up to seven new gambling casinos in New York has begun. A coalition of business leaders, labor unions, and local elected officials are holding press conferences across the state. They expect to run some TV ads, as well. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 75352 at http://wamc.org Coalition Promotes Casino Amendment; Judge To Hear Lawsuit Opposition To Gambling Amendment Heats Up http://wamc.org/post/opposition-gambling-amendment-heats <div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><p></p><p>Another anti-gambling group has released a study debunking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo&rsquo;s and the legislature&rsquo;s claims about the benefits of permitting more casino gambling in the state. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:36:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 74599 at http://wamc.org Opposition To Gambling Amendment Heats Up Casino Referendum Wording Increases Odds That Amendment Will Pass, Say Critics http://wamc.org/post/casino-referendum-wording-increases-odds-amendment-will-pass-say-critics <p></p><p>This November, voters in New York will decide whether the state will allow up to seven new resort style gambling casinos, when they have the choice of saying yes or no to an amendment. &nbsp;But the wording of the actual referendum on the ballot may increase the odds of the new casinos being approved. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 73990 at http://wamc.org Casino Referendum Wording Increases Odds That Amendment Will Pass, Say Critics New York City Voters May Decide Upstate Gambling Expansion http://wamc.org/post/new-york-city-voters-may-decide-upstate-gambling-expansion <p></p><p>This November, voters will get a chance to decide whether to expand gambling in upstate New York. But because of a quirk in the election calendar, it’s likely that downstate voters will be the ones to make that decision.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 72316 at http://wamc.org New York City Voters May Decide Upstate Gambling Expansion 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 Expansion in State Gambling Likely to Bring Expansion of Gambling Addiction http://wamc.org/post/expansion-state-gambling-likely-bring-expansion-gambling-addiction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Yorkers have a chance to vote this November on whether there should be more gambling in the state.&nbsp; Those who treat people with gambling addictions say it will likely result in more problem gamblers.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York Council on Problem Gambling is a not for profit, affiliated with the state agency on alcohol and drug abuse. It coordinates and publicizes treatments for New Yorkers with gambling addictions.</span></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:39:33 +0000 Karen Dewitt 71057 at http://wamc.org Expansion in State Gambling Likely to Bring Expansion of Gambling Addiction Cuomo Says Voters Will Decide Whether Gambling Expands In New York http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-says-voters-will-decide-whether-gambling-expands-new-york <div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><p><span dir="ltr">New York Governor Cuomo says it’s now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York State. He’s signed into law a plan build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state’s constitution in order for it to move forward. &nbsp; </span> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 70453 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Says Voters Will Decide Whether Gambling Expands In New York