Hudson Valley News
1:41 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Newburgh Elected Officials Push The Need For A Casino

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two elected officials in Orange County have sent a letter to members of the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board, inviting them to tour an area they say needs a casino. At the same time, a new study is out on casinos in Sullivan County.

City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy acknowledged the Catskills’ need for a casino.

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Capital Region News
12:49 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

East Greenbush Board Supports Casino Plan

Credit WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

Casinos top the list of issues that have been driving the area agenda. Governor Andrew Cuomo put the wheels in motion during his second State of the State address in 2012. "Let's amend the constitution. Let's do gaming right. Let's make it safe. Let's protect our people. Let's get the jobs back in New York."

The governor reasoned that building new gambling casinos would prop up New York's failing economy.   In November 2013, Cuomo's proposition was approved by voters, and  "casino chatter" has dominated the headlines ever since.

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Hudson Valley News
4:01 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Nevele To Unveil Final Design Of Proposed Resort Casino

Credit Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa

The team behind a proposed resort casino in Ulster County will unveil its final design and other details Thursday morning ahead of the June 30th application deadline for a state gaming license.

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New York News
4:13 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

All Bets Are Off E23: All Eyes Are On East Greenbush

"What was presented is not possible." ~ Mayor Kathy Sheehan
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

In a hastily-called Wednesday afternoon press conference at City Hall, Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan announced the proposal for A casino that would have been built at Exit 23 of the NYS Thruway had come to halt.  Sheehan said the so-called "E23 project" was, in the developers opinion, not financially viable, and the developer is looking at Rensselaer - where will be a town board public hearing at Genet Elementary School at 7 p.m. and public comment will be heard regarding the proposed "East Greenbush Casino" that has the backing of Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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Hudson Valley News
3:23 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Caesars Presents Orange County Casino Proposal

Representatives from Caesars Entertainment Thursday night unveiled some details of their proposed casino resort for Orange County for the first time in public. Area residents voiced more support than not. And the main focus was a longstanding concern in the area – traffic. 

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Vox Pop
1:17 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 5/20/14 : Casinos

Over the last few years, states in the region have tossed the dice on allowing for the development of Las Vegas-style casinos. Today, two development groups dropped out of the running to build a casino in upstate New York, and a new bidder has proposed a casino in the city of Schenectady.

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Hudson Valley News
8:20 am
Tue May 13, 2014

NYS Casino Regulator Sets Minimum Investment Amounts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) and (WAMC) — New York gambling regulators say developers proposing casinos in Orange County must commit to investing at least $350 million in the project.

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Hudson Valley News
1:44 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Times Herald-Record Metro Editor Talks About Proposed Casinos

Credit Courtesy of Barry Lewis, Times Herald-Record

Times Herald-Record Metro Editor Barry Lewis recently penned a column entitled “Sullivan's not entitled to the casino it deserves”. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Lewis about what has become a casino contest between the Catskills and Orange County, as five developers have proposed resort casinos for Orange — most only recently.

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Hudson Valley News
2:15 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Orange Legislature Supports Casinos

In New York, the Orange County legislature Thursday supported a resolution for the license approval and operation of casinos in its county.

The vote was 20-to-1. Republican Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus says the overwhelming support for the resolution sends the message that the potential for gaming as an economic catalyst across the region is great. He describes the casino proposals for Orange County as coming from Class A casino companies.

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Hudson Valley News
1:14 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Newburgh Town Board Supports Casino Proposal

Rendering of Hudson Valley Casino and Resort
Credit Saratoga Casino and Raceway

A town board in Orange County is backing the concept of locating a casino minutes from the New York State Thruway. This came during a special board meeting Thursday evening to hear a presentation from the developer.

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