Developer Bows Out Of Casino Bid in Sullivan County

Jun 5, 2014
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A development group that wanted to build a casino in the Catskills is dropping out, saying the possibility of a competing casino closer to New York City would make their proposal unsustainable.

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Although a full Vegas-style casino expansion is now off the table there, Some Saratoga Springs residents are pushing the city council to seek more involvement in a proposed expansion at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway, but as a deadline approaches, many questions remain unanswered.

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There will be two special meetings Wednesday evening in Orange County pertaining to casino resolutions. The first one gets underway at 6.

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There is a presentation and public hearing this evening in New York on one of the casino resorts proposed for Orange County.

Nevele CEO Returns

May 22, 2014

The CEO of the company proposing the only casino resort for Ulster County is back in the position three weeks after he stepped aside. He had left after a newspaper story resurrected details of an assault case.

    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.

Genting Unveils Resort Casino Proposal In Tuxedo

Apr 29, 2014
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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…”

Genting To Detail Casino Proposal In Orange County

Apr 28, 2014
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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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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.

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.