New York News
12:23 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Losing NY Casino Bidders Move On

Mayor Kathy Sheehan saw one missed casino opportunity after another slip past the city of Albany, including the Hard Rock proposal just across the river in Rensselaer.
Credit WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

Months of discussion about jobs, development and construction came to naught for several losing communities last week when just three casino projects got the green light from New York state’s gaming commission. But, communities and developers that lost casino bids are on the rebound.

Last week, the state’s Gaming Facility Location Board rejected 13 proposals in favor of projects in Sullivan, Seneca and Schenectady counties.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

12/18/14 Panel

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include Cuba, Fracking, and NY Casinos.

Hudson Valley News
7:21 am
Wed November 19, 2014

NY Casino Decisions Draw Closer

A panel tasked with reviewing applications for casino licenses in upstate New York is nearing recommendations on which to select.

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New England News
10:20 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Casinos Get Green Light In MA


Massachusetts voters soundly rejected a ban on Las Vegas-style gambling Tuesday allowing casino projects to move forward in Springfield and eastern Massachusetts.   WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

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New York News
7:47 am
Sun October 26, 2014

Local Economies A Factor As NY Mulls Casino Sites

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  Developers competing to build a casino near Binghamton claim that this Southern Tier city has been listed among the most depressed, obese, pessimistic and fastest-shrinking in the nation. 

It may seem odd for backers of the Traditions resort to highlight local lowlights to the state officials who will soon choose upstate casino sites. But a big goal of New York's gambling expansion is to bring jobs to upstate areas that need them the most. Casino applicants like Traditions are promoting not only their ability to make money with a local casino, but also how badly it is needed.

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Hudson Valley News
3:36 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Casino Public Hearing Draws Large Crowd In Poughkeepsie

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

There was a large turnout Tuesday for a public hearing on the nine proposed casinos for the Hudson Valley and Catskills. A constant stream of people continued throughout the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board’s 12-hour session in Poughkeepsie.

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Hudson Valley News
1:13 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Kiryas Joel Files Suit To Halt A Second Proposed Casino

Less than two weeks after filing suit to halt a proposed casino project in one location, an Orange County village has filed a second lawsuit pertaining to another casino proposal in the county.

The Village of Kiryas Joel filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Woodbury town and village officials, Caesars Entertainment and partner Flaum Management and others, alleging failure to consider the environmental impact of a casino project. Paul Larrabee is spokesman for Kiryas Joel.

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New York News
7:36 am
Mon June 30, 2014

CT Casino Operator To File Applications For NY Casino Project

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.

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New England News
12:49 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Former Mass. AG Harshbarger: Ruling Means Casinos Can Be Stopped

Credit WAMC

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger has been providing free legal advice to those working to repeal the state's casino law. The State Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Tuesday that a ballot question to repeal the law can be placed on the statewide ballot on election day in November. Harshbarger says he was excited and satisfied by the courts decision to allow the vote.

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Hudson Valley News
6:23 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Nevele Plans Community Rally

Credit Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa

Elected officials in Ulster County along with area residents will partake in a rally Tuesday morning to celebrate the completion of an application for the county’s only proposed casino.

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