casinos http://wamc.org en Newburgh Elected Officials Push The Need For A Casino http://wamc.org/post/newburgh-elected-officials-push-need-casino <p></p><p>Two elected officials in Orange County have sent a letter to members of the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board, inviting them to tour an area they say needs a casino. At the same time, a new study is out on casinos in Sullivan County.</p><p>City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy acknowledged the Catskills’ need for a casino.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:41:08 +0000 Allison Dunne 93234 at http://wamc.org Newburgh Elected Officials Push The Need For A 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 Nevele To Unveil Final Design Of Proposed Resort Casino http://wamc.org/post/nevele-unveil-final-design-proposed-resort-casino <p></p><p>The team behind a proposed resort casino in Ulster County will unveil its final design and other details<strong> </strong>Thursday morning ahead of the June 30th application deadline for a state gaming license.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:01:07 +0000 Allison Dunne 92480 at http://wamc.org Nevele To Unveil Final Design Of Proposed Resort Casino All Bets Are Off E23: All Eyes Are On East Greenbush http://wamc.org/post/all-bets-are-e23-all-eyes-are-east-greenbush <p>In a hastily-called Wednesday afternoon press conference at City Hall, Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan announced the proposal for A casino that would have been built at Exit 23 of the NYS Thruway had come to halt.&nbsp; Sheehan said the so-called "E23 project" was, in the developers opinion, not financially viable, and the developer is looking at Rensselaer - where will be a town board public hearing at Genet Elementary School at 7 p.m. and public comment will be heard regarding the proposed "East Greenbush Casino" that has the backing of Saratoga Casino and Raceway.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:13:50 +0000 Dave Lucas 91931 at http://wamc.org All Bets Are Off E23: All Eyes Are On East Greenbush Caesars Presents Orange County Casino Proposal http://wamc.org/post/caesars-presents-orange-county-casino-proposal <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Representatives from Caesars Entertainment Thursday night unveiled some details of their proposed casino resort for Orange County for the first time in public. Area residents voiced more support than not. And the main focus was a longstanding concern in the area – traffic.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 19:23:36 +0000 Allison Dunne 91162 at http://wamc.org Caesars Presents Orange County Casino Proposal 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 NYS Casino Regulator Sets Minimum Investment Amounts http://wamc.org/post/nys-casino-regulator-sets-minimum-investment-amounts <p></p><p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) and (WAMC) — New York gambling regulators say developers proposing casinos in Orange County must commit to investing at least $350 million in the project.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:20:31 +0000 Allison Dunne 90287 at http://wamc.org NYS Casino Regulator Sets Minimum Investment Amounts Times Herald-Record Metro Editor Talks About Proposed Casinos http://wamc.org/post/times-herald-record-metro-editor-talks-about-proposed-casinos <p></p><p><em>Times Herald-Record</em> Metro Editor Barry Lewis recently penned a column entitled “Sullivan's not entitled to the casino it deserves”. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Lewis about what has become a casino contest between the Catskills and Orange County, as five developers have proposed resort casinos for Orange — most only recently.</p><p><a href="http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140427/NEWS/404270311">http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140427/NEWS/404270311</a></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 17:44:50 +0000 Allison Dunne 90071 at http://wamc.org Times Herald-Record Metro Editor Talks About Proposed Casinos Orange Legislature Supports Casinos http://wamc.org/post/orange-legislature-supports-casinos <p></p><p>In New York, the Orange County legislature Thursday supported a resolution for the license approval and operation of casinos in its county.</p><p>The vote was 20-to-1. Republican Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus says the overwhelming support for the resolution sends the message that the potential for gaming as an economic catalyst across the region is great. He describes the casino proposals for Orange County as coming from Class A casino companies.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:15:13 +0000 Allison Dunne 89574 at http://wamc.org Orange Legislature Supports Casinos Newburgh Town Board Supports Casino Proposal http://wamc.org/post/newburgh-town-board-supports-casino-proposal <p></p><p>A town board in Orange County is backing the concept of locating a casino minutes from the New York State Thruway. This came during a special board meeting Thursday evening to hear a presentation from the developer.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:14:57 +0000 Allison Dunne 89023 at http://wamc.org Newburgh Town Board Supports Casino Proposal