Capital District OTB has partnered with a Rochester developer - they've come up with a $300-million idea to build a casino at Thruway Exit 23. Albany Common Council members were briefed on the plan Friday afternoon.
The New York State Gaming Commission has announced that it will appoint three individuals to sit on the state’s casino siting panel.
The Commission announced Thursday three new people to serve on the Resort Gaming Facility Location Board. The Board will be responsible for evaluating casino applications and determining who will be eligible for a full-scale casino license.
This November, voters in New York will decide whether the state will allow up to seven new resort style gambling casinos, when they have the choice of saying yes or no to an amendment. But the wording of the actual referendum on the ballot may increase the odds of the new casinos being approved.
A referendum on the November ballot to consider approving seven casinos in New York is raising some eyebrows among good-government advocates for wording that promises to lower taxes, provide more money for schools and create more jobs.
One political scientist says the language is pushing voters for a "yes" vote sought by Albany politicians.
The unusually optimistic theme makes no mention that the claims are disputed by some researchers and doesn't note the decline of some casinos in the Northeast or the rise in problem gambling that can shatter families and increase crime.
ROCK HILL – A large turnout of Sullivan County residents, public officials, business leaders and union labor conducted the first effort to educate New York residents about the upcoming vote on the November ballot to legalize casino gaming.
Three areas of the state, including the Catskills, would vie for four casinos with one region getting two and the others, one each.
The “Get Out the Vote” rally held Wednesday night at The Sullivan Hotel in Rock Hill heard from Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D, Forestburgh), who said the issue has been on the burner for some four decades.