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Capital Region News
10:01 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Anti-Casino Residents In East Greenbush More Confident

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Following a Wednesday evening Town Meeting , residents opposed to building an East Greenbush casino on Thompson Hill are more confident than ever that they can stop the proposal from going forward.

The Town Board told a packed house that the casino developers had withdrawn their planning application at this time due to a lack of material. The board previously voted unanimously to support the Capital View Casino & Resort to be built, now a zoning issue has emerged that could jeopardize the project

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New York News
4:46 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Cuomo Says Private Market Will Decide Future of New York's Casino Industry

One third of Atlantic City's casinos, including one run by Donald Trump, have announced plans to close.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s not concerned about reports that the casino gambling industry may not be all that healthy. The negative news comes as the state is considering authorizing four new gambling centers in the next few months.

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New York News
4:48 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

New York Casino Process Edges Forward

The casino process continues moving forward in New York State. The New York Public Interest Research Group is out with a paper indicating that casino interests have poured millions of dollars into advancing their agendas in Albany over the past two years.

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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 York News
6:20 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Amsterdam To Host Pro-Casino Rally

A parade is planned in the City of Amsterdam next week in support of casino development. Organizers hope the event will improve Montgomery County’s chances of receiving a Capital Region casino.

The casino proposal picture in Montgomery County has been a rollercoaster in the last several days.

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Capital Region News
12:18 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Albany Supports No Casino

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With the casino application deadline fast approaching in New York, the city of Albany is apparently not supporting any of the projects proposed for neighboring cities.

Local municipal approval is required for applicants seeking one of four casino licenses expected to be granted in upstate New York this fall. The developers face a Monday deadline to submit their casino applications. More than a dozen development groups are in the running to apply for a license.

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New York News
6:13 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Montgomery County Officials Ask NYS Gaming Commission For Changes In Casino Licensing Requirements

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The letter sent Thursday and signed by Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort, Town of Florida Supervisor Eric Mead, and City of Amsterdam Mayor Anne Thane asks the New York State Gaming Commission to modify casino licensing requirements for Region 2.

The letter requests that the state defer $25 million of the $50 million license fee, balanced with an increased tax on gaming revenues, and that the Gaming Commission offer a 60 day extension on the casino RFA.

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Capital Region News
10:05 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Rensselaer Casino Proposal Moves Forward

Gamblers at the gaming wheel, circa 1700s
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Another casino unveiling is on tap for the Capital District.

The public will get a look at what developers envision for a casino that would be sited on 24 acres along the Hudson River in the city of Rensselaer - earlier this month the common council voted 6 to 1 approving the casino project, expected to include a hotel, gaming rooms and a parking garage.

Rochester developer David Flaum, Capital District OTB and the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma's Global Gaming Solutions have partnered under the moniker NYS Funding LLC.

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New York News
4:36 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Montgomery County Officials Hopeful For Casino

Officials in the Mohawk Valley are enthusiastic about a new casino proposal close to home, but the project could be at a disadvantage with other projects on the table vying for the Capital Region casino license. 

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New York News
1:03 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Amsterdam, East Greenbush Casino Projects Move Ahead

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As some residents of one local community step up their resistance to a regional casino, people a few Thruway exits west are crossing their fingers that they could host a casino resort.

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