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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

    Casinos in Massachusetts have a star-crossed history — and the licenses haven’t even been awarded yet.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that some voters worry about the impact of casinos on challenged communities.

Hudson Valley News
1:18 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Genting Unveils Resort Casino Proposal In Tuxedo

Rendering of the proposed Sterling Forest Resort
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The operator of the Resorts World Casino New York City at Aqueduct Racetrack has taken the wraps off its proposed casino development for an Orange County town. Several area residents spoke in opposition of the proposal, but the town board has not yet taken a position.

(from video presentation) "...We would like to introduce the next chapter in this 238-acre site’s storied history – the world-class Sterling Forest Resort. Located on a remote site buffered by over two miles of forest from the Town of Tuxedo and Tuxedo Park, residents will see minimal impact from the resort…”

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Hudson Valley News
4:37 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Genting To Detail Casino Proposal In Orange County

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The operator of the Resorts World Casino New York City at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens has released details of a resort casino it is hoping to build in Orange County, and will present its plans during a Town of Tuxedo board meeting Monday evening.

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New York News
8:56 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Albany Common Council Considers Casino At Exit 23

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Albany’s Common Council held a public hearing Monday night on the E-23 proposed plan to locate a casino adjacent to Exit 23 on the NYS Thruway. The council introduced a resolution supporting the casino, a step that's been in the works since last week, after representatives from Pinnacle Entertainment, a Louisiana-based casino management company, visited Mayor Kathy Sheehan at city hall on Saturday. Meanwhile, Albany Common Council member Judd Krasher said he was troubled by the process and felt not enough questions were answered for him to be able to vote in favor of the proposal.

"There is simply no way I will be able to vote for a casino in Albany," Krasher said.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Howe Caverns Will Pitch Casino Plan To Schoharie County

Representatives of an historic tourist destination will make a presentation before the Schoharie County, New York, board of supervisors tomorrow, in hopes of receiving its blessing to host a resort-style casino.

The operators of Howe Caverns in Schoharie County are hoping to woo developers to consider the longtime tourist destination as a prime location for the Capital Region casino allotted under New York’s casino gambling law.

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New York News
3:08 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Moreau Steps Into Saratoga County Casino Debate

The debate over casino development in Saratoga County is expanding, as the town of Moreau is making its own pitch for a possible casino location.

The town of Moreau is pitching the idea to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office to establish a casino on Mt. McGregor, home to a New York State prison slated for closure in July.

Earlier this week, Moreau’s town board approved a measure in support of casino development on the 1,200-acre facility.

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New England News
12:29 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Palmer Casino Supporters Urge Mohegan Sun To Pledge New Development

An artist's rendering of Mohegan Sun's proposed casino at Suffolk Downs in Revere, MA

Mohegan Sun, which worked for five years on a casino project in rural Palmer, Massachusetts only to see it come up 94 votes short on Election Day, has now shifted its focus to greater Boston.  The move leaves Palmer casino supporters concerned about the future.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Newtown Report
Obama Defends Iran Deal
Karzai Ultimatum
Heart Study Criticized
Katie Couric goes to Yahoo
Casinos
Albany Civic Center
GE

WAMC News
10:04 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Palmer Defeats Casino Referendum

Casino supporters in Massachusetts have been dealt twin setbacks with voters in East Boston rejecting proposals by the Suffolk Downs race track and voters in Palmer narrowly defeating a bid by Mohegan Sun to build a resort casino in the western Massachusetts town.

Chip Tuttle, Suffolk Downs chief operating officer, said the company would "reassess" its plans after Tuesday's results. Voters in Revere approved the casino, but favorable votes were needed in both East Boston and Revere before the track could formally apply to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for a license.

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New York News
2:15 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Judge Will Rule On Casino Amendment Challenge

A New York State Supreme court judge heard arguments Friday on whether the State Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure’s passage.

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