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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 (http://bit.ly/1wSda3w ) 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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WAMC News
8:46 am
Sun October 5, 2014

New York Lags In Gambling Addiction Help

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New York trails other states in supporting programs for gambling addiction — even though it plans to open new casinos soon and already makes more money from casinos, race tracks and the lottery than any other state.

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New York News
6:35 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Upstate Casinos: Choosing Sides

Anti-casino group "Save East Greenbush" has 3,000 petition signatures opposing the siting of casino on Thompson Hill Road. Over the weekend, a new tractor sized “NO CASINO” billboard appeared at the roundabout on Routes 4 and 151 in East Greenbush.
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On Monday, Capital Region casino applicants presented their proposals to the New York State Gaming Commission’s location siting board. Politicians and citizens are lining up in support of particular venues.

The board heard Monday from four developers that want to build casinos in the greater Albany/Saratoga region. Applicants were given 45-minute blocks to show promotional videos, run through economic and revenue statistics and argue why they deserve a casino license.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Developers Pitch Upstate NY Casino Projects

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On Monday, the four Capital Region casino applicants appeared in Albany to present their proposals to the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board.

With gamblers seemingly preferring to visit smaller casinos closer to home, the presentations four developers delivered before the New York State Gaming Commission’s location siting board offered practical mid-size packages.    "We are committed to developing the best site there is in a way that best serves this community, its citizens and its economic goals"

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Capital Region News
2:07 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Upstate NY Casino Job Fair Next Week

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Though it’s far from having won the Capital Region casino license, Capital View Casino & Resort is holding a job fair Tuesday at the American Legion post on Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush.

The company's Facebook page promises "Current employees from Saratoga Casino and Raceway and Churchill Downs, Incorporated will be on hand to discuss casino industry jobs and the required qualifications." No pre-registration is required.

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New York News
12:34 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Poll: 37% Likely to Frequent New NY 'Local' Casinos

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How likely are you to visit one of those new casinos when they open for business in New York?

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New York News
4:33 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Survey Supports Upstate Casino Development

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Public perception of casinos among upstate New Yorkers continues to evolve. While new gaming halls will be built, people have become more aware of the long-term positives and negatives they'll bring to surrounding areas. 

A Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Poll out Monday finds a majority of those polled favor building a Capitol Region casino.

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New York News
12:33 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Gambling Expert, 'The Luck Business' Author To Speak On Rensselaer County Project

Opponents of a plan to build a casino in the Rensselaer County community of East Greenbush are sponsoring a speech tonight by a gambling expert, who says there are hidden costs to casinos.

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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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