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

Casinos Get Green Light In MA

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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

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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

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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

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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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Hudson Valley News
6:34 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Local Officials Say Newburgh Is Ripe For A Casino

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Two elected officials in Orange County have penned a letter to members of the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board, inviting them to tour an area they say needs a casino.

City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy acknowledged the Catskills’ need for a casino, but says:

“No one needs this more than the city of Newburgh.”

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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
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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