Racetracks with gambling operations in New York are pointing to the money they give for education across the state, and the amount of jobs they provide, as a way to renegotiate their deal with the state government.
New York's fourth commercial casino, set to open in the Spring of 2018, has been renamed. Empire Resorts, Inc. announced last week that the company’s $1.2 billion under-construction Montreign Resort and Casino project will now be identified as Resorts World Catskills.
New York State's Video Lottery Terminals set records for revenue in this past fiscal year, ending March 31. In fact, the state's VLTs recorded $2 billion in revenue, up 0.5 percent over last year’s record of $1.98 billion.
New York State took a step closer to legalized and regulated online poker on Tuesday. New York's Senate Finance Committee voted to send a bill seeking to legalize and regulate online poker in the state to the Senate floor.
New York is now being ranked one of the most gambling friendly states in the Union, but that doesn't exactly bring it any closer to passing online poker legislation this year.
New York State's first land-based casino is now online. At the end of March, the Turning Stone Resort Casino announced the launch of a new Simulated Gaming mobile and desktop app giving users access to the casino's loyalty program and a variety of free-to-play casino games.
There's a long and storied history of gambling in the State of New York. However, it's clear the state's gaming industry, which now includes racetracks, Native American casinos, Racinos and commercial casino properties, did not take shape overnight.
New York State lawmakers have yet to pass legislation to legalize and regulate online poker in the state, but at least one branch of the government is including the measure in its latest budget proposals.