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New York News
6:08 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

New York Casino Development Continues

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Casino development in New York State has forged ahead during the month of February.

The New York State Gaming Commission released a report Friday detailing the selection process of the Gaming Facility Location Board.  The report contains detailed findings on all 16 applicants in earlier bidding, which resulted in recommendations for new casinos in the Catskills, Schenectady and the Finger Lakes.

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Hudson Valley News
4:28 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Rejected Catskill Casino Bidder Pursues Smaller Resort

Developers who failed to land a casino license at the site of an old Borscht Belt hotel in the Catskills hope to build a smaller sports and gambling resort there. 

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New York News
4:50 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

NY Casino Panel To Consider Cuomo's Request For 4th Casino

The board tasked with picking locations for casinos in upstate New York will consider Governor

Andrew Cuomo's request to reopen the bidding process for a license in the Southern Tier.

The Gaming Facility Location board last month approved three of four casinos, one each in the Catskills, Finger Lakes and Schenectady. Two Southern Tier proposals were rejected.

Leaders in the depressed area along the Pennsylvania border complained, and Cuomo asked the board to reconsider.

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New York News
12:49 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

NY Gov's Flip Rekindles Casino Hopes

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Public officials in areas denied casinos have begun to raise their voices. This comes on the heels of Governor Andrew Cuomo's letter to the state Gaming Commission, urging the panel to reopen bidding for a casino in the Southern Tier. New hopes have emerged for two failed projects.

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New York News
6:14 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Cuomo Flips On Casino Involvement

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to reopen the bidding for casino licenses in upstate New York to allow for a Las Vegas-style gaming hall in the state’s “economically ailing” Southern Tier.  The governor sent a letter late last week to the gaming commission.

"I'll tell ya the truth... we have the siting board totally separate from the executive, from the legislative, and that's how I wanted it. These were very, there's a lot of money involved in these applications. And I wanted to keep it as far away from politics as possible." ~ Andrew Cuomo

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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.
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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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Central New York News
3:18 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Oneidas Opening New Casino Near Syracuse

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The Oneida Indian Nation has announced plans to open a $20 million casino with a "Wizard of Oz" theme in the village where Oz author L. Frank Baum was born.

Ray Halbritter, chief executive officer of the Oneida Nation, tells the Syracuse Post-Standard ( ) the casino will open in the spring in Chittenango, 14 miles east of Syracuse.

The Oneidas announced plans for the Yellow Brick Road Casino four days after a state panel recommended licensing three non-Indian casinos, including one 42 miles west of Syracuse.

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New York News
4:56 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

New York Board Reveals Winning Proposals for Casino Resorts

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Word today that Schenectady has won the Capital Region casino race also means proposals for East Greenbush, Rensselaer and Howe’s Caverns are off the table. The decision ends an often bitterly contested, months-long campaign.

The long-awaited announcement from the state’s Gaming Facility Location Board came shortly after the board convened Wednesday afternoon in Albany.   "In the Capital Region, this board recommends Rivers Casino and Resort" applause;cheers

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New York News
4:09 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

NY Casino Decision Expected December 17

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A decision on where up to four casinos will be located in upstate New York is expected to be announced December 17, the date a board reviewing casino applications is expected to meet for the final time.

New York State Gaming Commission Executive Director Robert Williams announced plans for the meeting Monday during a meeting of the commission.

16 applications have been filed and up to four casino licenses are set to be awarded for three different upstate regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and mid-Hudson Valley.

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New York News
4:34 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

NY Casino Board Meets As Decision Nears

A decision on where to build up to four casinos in upstate New York could come any day. The board reviewing applications for the casino licenses expects to make its choices at its next meeting.

Sixteen proposals for casino licenses have been submitted.

Up to four casino licenses are set to be awarded for three different upstate regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and mid-Hudson Valley.

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