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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 4/22/14 : Casinos

Credit Triin Q's photostream Flickr

Over the last few years, states in the Northeast region have tossed the dice on allowing for the development of Las Vegas-style casinos. Last week MGM asked for a delay in awarding the formal western Massachusetts casino license. This week, the owners of the Saratoga casino and raceway dropped their plans to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to Saratoga Springs.

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New York News
2:55 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Rep. Tonko, With Several Possible Locations In District, Lukewarm On Casinos

Rep. Paul Tonko
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat representing the Capital Region, spoke with WAMC for an upcoming Congressional Corner segment on Thursday. He was asked about the many possible casino proposals being discussed within his district.

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Central New York News
2:24 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Touts Agreement With Oneidas

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The Oneida Indians have made their first payment of $11 million under a deal with New York state that guarantees the tribe exclusive territory for their central New York casino. A federal judge last week approved the deal reached with the Cuomo administration last May. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today the payment was made to Madison County and more money is forthcoming.

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New York News
8:02 am
Wed November 6, 2013

So What About The Proposals?

Well, Tuesday’s ballot proposal results are in;

Proposal One: Approved.

New York voters authorized seven Las Vegas-style casinos to be built to boost the economy.

With 60 percent of precincts reporting, the constitutional amendment was approved Tuesday 57 percent to 43 percent.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Six Amendments On Tuesday's Ballot In New York

There are six amendments on Tuesday’s ballot, ranging from whether New York should allow seven resort-style gambling casinos, to whether judges should be allowed to serve on the bench until the age of 80.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

: Casino Expansion Number One Amendment on Tuesday's Ballot

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On Tuesday, New Yorkers will decide whether the state should allow up to seven new resort style casinos.  Supporters claim it’s not about  gambling, but new jobs. Opponents say that’s just spin.

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Hudson Valley News
10:10 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Ulster, Sullivan Officials Want Casino Gambling In Their Counties

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A number of business, labor, and elected officials joined together in Ulster County this afternoon to urge New Yorkers to vote in support of casino gambling in the state. A few opponents voiced their concerns as well.

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Vox Pop
1:30 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Casinos : 7/2/13

Today casino operator Mohegan Sun unveiled a new architectural design for its proposed casino in Palmer, Massachusetts. The project would include a 250,000 square-foot casino, two hotels, retail space, a conference center, an outdoor pavilion, and an indoor-outdoor water park. 

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New York News
5:54 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

First Sign of Casino Money Could Be in Lawmaker's Campaign Funds, Says Advocate

Governor Andrew Cuomo

When state lawmakers approved a bill to permit new gambling casinos in the final hours of the legislative session, they left something out.   A provision to ban campaign contributions to legislators from gambling corporations did not end up in the final version.

When Governor Cuomo announced his plan to create new gambling centers in New York, he said he also wanted to ban campaign contributions from gambling entities to state lawmakers.

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New York News
5:47 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

NY Gov. Cuomo Achieves Partial Win on Agenda

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Deals have been reached between Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders on siting new casinos and creating tax free zones at college campuses. But a bill on abortion rights was struggling, and reform measures appear dead for the session. 

The agreement on casinos would allow four resort style gambling centers; one in the Capital Region, one in the Southern Tier, and possibly two in the Catskills, if voters approve the change to the state’s constitution in the fall.     

Nassau and Suffolk Counties would  be allowed to open more slot machines, under the terms of the bill.

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