casinos http://wrvo.org en Cuomo says private market will decide future of NY's casino industry http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-private-market-will-decide-future-nys-casino-industry <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo says he’s not concerned about reports that the casino gambling industry may not be all that healthy. The negative news comes as the state is considering authorizing four new gambling centers in the next few months.</span></p><p>One third of Atlantic City’s casinos, including one run by Donald Trump, have announced plans to close, and Moody’s investor rating services has downgraded the casino industry from stable to negative citing “declines in comparable monthly gaming revenue.”&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:36:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58917 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says private market will decide future of NY's casino industry Onondaga County remains neutral on Tyre casino resolution http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-remains-neutral-tyre-casino-resolution <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There was no vote at the </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Legislature Tuesday regarding the siting of a proposed casino in the Seneca County town of </span>Tyre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but residents still had their say.</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:32:50 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56790 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County remains neutral on Tyre casino resolution National anti-casino activists lend support to Southern Tier residents http://wrvo.org/post/national-anti-casino-activists-lend-support-southern-tier-residents <p></p><p>A vocal group of residents in Tyre have sued their town board over a proposal to bring a casino to the rural farming community. The group is now getting support from a national anti-casino activist.&nbsp;</p><p>Protestors gathered Thursday in a field next to a proposed casino site in Tyre. The handful of protesters held signs opposing Rochester businessman Thomas Wilmot’s casino application.</p><p>Wilmot’s one of three applicants seeking to build a casino in the Southern Tier/Finger Lakes Region.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 10:18:52 +0000 Matt Martin 55273 at http://wrvo.org National anti-casino activists lend support to Southern Tier residents Prospective casino operators attend mandatory question session http://wrvo.org/post/prospective-casino-operators-attend-mandatory-question-session <p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 10:22:30 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55105 at http://wrvo.org Prospective casino operators attend mandatory question session Tioga Downs announces expansion in push for casino bid http://wrvo.org/post/tioga-downs-announces-expansion-push-casino-bid <p></p><p>Tioga Downs, the Southern Tier horse racing and gaming club, has announced plans to expand by purchasing the Tioga Country Club. It’s just the latest push to strengthen their bid for a full casino license from the state.</p><p>Tioga Downs will only purchase the club if it receives the full casino gaming license from the state. Developers at Tioga Downs are hoping the planned expansion will strengthen their application for a casino license.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:04:17 +0000 Matt Martin 54567 at http://wrvo.org Tioga Downs announces expansion in push for casino bid Oneida Nation begins sharing casino profits with New York state http://wrvo.org/post/oneida-nation-begins-sharing-casino-profits-new-york-state <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation has begun cutting checks to New York state and county governments out of the profits from its Turning Stone casino. The profit-sharing will enable the Oneida to maintain its dominance over casino gambling in central New York.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:55:39 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52527 at http://wrvo.org Oneida Nation begins sharing casino profits with New York state News Briefs: Thursday, Nov. 14 http://wrvo.org/post/news-briefs-thursday-nov-14 <p><strong>SUNY Upstate VP retiring amid controversy</strong></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:53:20 +0000 WRVO News 47173 at http://wrvo.org News Briefs: Thursday, Nov. 14 Pro-casino coalition airs first ads http://wrvo.org/post/pro-casino-coalition-airs-first-ads <p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:47:44 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46173 at http://wrvo.org Pro-casino coalition airs first ads Anti-gambling advocates destroy slot machine during protest at State Capitol http://wrvo.org/post/anti-gambling-advocates-destroy-slot-machine-during-protest-state-capitol <p></p><p>Anti-gambling activists took a sledgehammer to a slot machine in front of the New York State Capitol to demonstrate their opposition to a ballot amendment to legalize gambling casinos in New York state. <span>&nbsp;</span></p><p>Wielding a sledgehammer, anti-gambling advocates took turns smashing up a Lucky 7 slot machine, at a park with the New York State Capitol in the<span> </span>background, as TV news cameras recorded the event.</p><p>David Blankenhorn, with the Institute for American Values, organized the event.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:55:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45681 at http://wrvo.org Anti-gambling advocates destroy slot machine during protest at State Capitol Judge will rule on casino amendment challenge http://wrvo.org/post/judge-will-rule-casino-amendment-challenge <p>A state Supreme Court judge heard arguments Friday in regards to whether the state Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure&rsquo;s passage.<br /> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:50:04 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45605 at http://wrvo.org Judge will rule on casino amendment challenge Poll finds support for pro-gambling language in ballot amendment http://wrvo.org/post/poll-finds-support-pro-gambling-language-ballot-amendment <p>A new poll finds language on a referendum on New York state&#39;s November ballot to portray the expansion of casino gambling in a positive light is working, and gaining support among potential voters. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:14:50 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44949 at http://wrvo.org Poll finds support for pro-gambling language in ballot amendment Opposition to gambling amendment heats up http://wrvo.org/post/opposition-gambling-amendment-heats <p></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:49:50 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44922 at http://wrvo.org Casino referendum wording increases odds that amendment will pass, say critics http://wrvo.org/post/casino-referendum-wording-increases-odds-amendment-will-pass-say-critics <p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:30:21 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44451 at http://wrvo.org Expansion of gambling could bring expansion of gambling addiction http://wrvo.org/post/expansion-gambling-could-bring-expansion-gambling-addiction <p></p><p>New Yorkers have a chance to vote this November on whether there should be more gambling in the state.&nbsp; Those who treat people with gambling addictions say it will likely result in more problem gamblers.</p><p>The New York Council on Problem Gambling is a not for profit, affiliated with the state agency on alcohol and drug abuse. It coordinates and publicizes treatments for New Yorkers with gambling addictions.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:36:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42373 at http://wrvo.org Expansion of gambling could bring expansion of gambling addiction Cuomo: Voters will decide whether gambling expands in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-voters-will-decide-whether-gambling-expands-new-york <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it’s now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York. He’s signed into law a plan to build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state’s constitution in order for it to move forward.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The new law permits up to four gambling casinos in upstate New York, as long as a referendum on November’s ballot is approved to amend the state’s constitution to allow the expanded gambling.</p><p>Cuomo says it will be up to the voters to decide.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:42:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41950 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo: Voters will decide whether gambling expands in New York Cuomo brings gambling revenue to western New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-brings-gambling-revenue-western-new-york <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Wednesday traveling to three western New York cities to deliver gambling revenue that was withheld by the Seneca Nation of Indians during a four-year dispute with the state. Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder, Sr. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:56:37 +0000 Julie Alderman 41924 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo brings gambling revenue to western New York Ban on campaign contributions by gambling organizations was removed from legislation http://wrvo.org/post/ban-campaign-contributions-gambling-organizations-was-removed-legislation <p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:06:16 +0000 Karen DeWitt 40151 at http://wrvo.org Legislature finishes session without women's agenda passage http://wrvo.org/post/legislature-finishes-session-without-womens-agenda-passage <p>State lawmakers were finishing up their session for the year, working to approve a measure to build four gambling casinos upstate and create tax free zones at college campuses.</p><p>But the final hours of the session were overshadowed by back and forth skirmishing over a Women’s Equality Act, which ultimately failed.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:00:48 +0000 Karen DeWitt 39983 at http://wrvo.org Legislature finishes session without women's agenda passage Casino revenue to be used for multiple initiatives in Niagara Falls http://wrvo.org/post/casino-revenue-be-used-multiple-initiatives-niagara-falls <p>The City of Niagara Falls is set to receive a lump sum of $89 million after the settlement of a long-standing dispute between New York state <a href="http://www.niagarafallsusa.org/mayor.cfm">and the Seneca Nation over gambling revenues</a>.</p><p></p><p>The first order of business for the city is to pay back over $22 million borrowed from its general fund that’s been depleted over the past several years while the state and Senecas were at odds.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:57:57 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 39893 at http://wrvo.org Casino revenue to be used for multiple initiatives in Niagara Falls Cuomo achieves partial win on agenda http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-achieves-partial-win-agenda <p>Deals have been reached between Gov. Andrew 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.</p><p></p><p>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.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:09:58 +0000 Karen DeWitt 39877 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo achieves partial win on agenda Seneca casino deal releases 100% of disputed revenues, windfall for localities and state http://wrvo.org/post/seneca-casino-deal-releases-100-disputed-revenues-windfall-localities-and-state <p>The lengthy dispute over casino royalties was resolved in Niagara Falls on Thursday with the signing of new deal between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians.&nbsp;</p><p>This deal is the third in 30 days between the state and upstate Indian nations since the governor launched his initiative to push for additional casinos (or as he calls them "resort destinations"), in upstate.</p><p>What's in it for the Seneca? Support from Albany to uphold their rights to run exclusive gaming operations in western New York.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:06:37 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel & Matthew Leonard 39580 at http://wrvo.org Seneca casino deal releases 100% of disputed revenues, windfall for localities and state Cuomo deals his bill for upstate New York casinos http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-deals-his-bill-upstate-new-york-casinos <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a bill to authorize three new gambling casinos in upstate New York, if the legislature agrees to his plan and voters approve it in the fall.</p><p>Cuomo, a Democrat, <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-details-his-plan-upstate-casinos" target="_blank">has been pushing the plan for upstate casinos</a> as an economic development tool for several months now. The constitutional amendment needed, which has already received partial passage, calls for seven casinos.<span> </span>Cuomo wants just three destination gambling centers for now.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:19:37 +0000 Karen DeWitt 39070 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo deals his bill for upstate New York casinos Senecas are remaining holdout to reach a casino deal with NY state http://wrvo.org/post/senecas-are-remaining-holdout-reach-casino-deal-ny-state-0 <p>The governor is optimistic Oneida and Madison Counties will go along with the deal he struck last week with the Oneida Indian Nation over casino gambling. The state also reached a deal with St. Regis Mohawk leaders this week. The Seneca Nation is the remaining holdout tribe still in dispute with the state over gambling</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:31:56 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Ashley Hirtzel 38386 at http://wrvo.org Senecas are remaining holdout to reach a casino deal with NY state In deal, Oneida will keep casino dominance over central New York http://wrvo.org/post/deal-oneida-will-keep-casino-dominance-over-central-new-york <p>The Oneida Indian Nation will for the first time share a sizeable chunk of gaming revenue from its casino operation in order to keep competition from the state out its backyard. Fri, 17 May 2013 09:07:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 37973 at http://wrvo.org In deal, Oneida will keep casino dominance over central New York Cuomo details his plan for upstate casinos http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-details-his-plan-upstate-casinos <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined the details of his plan to site three gambling casinos upstate Thursday. Cuomo, joined by union and business leaders, and representatives from county governments, offered more details of his plan to build three new gambling casinos. Cuomo says he wants to limit the locations to upstate regions for now, to prop up the failing economy. The governor says upstate needs jobs like it needs oxygen. And he says having a downstate location would devalue the upstate centers. Fri, 10 May 2013 13:05:30 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37600 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo details his plan for upstate casinos Lawmakers consider delaying vote on allowing casinos http://wrvo.org/post/lawmakers-consider-delaying-vote-allowing-casinos <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have tried to jump start negotiations over siting several new gambling casinos in New York. But they also conceded that the plans might be delayed for another year. Fri, 03 May 2013 09:48:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37202 at http://wrvo.org Lawmakers consider delaying vote on allowing casinos Is another casino for Niagara Falls a good idea? http://wrvo.org/post/another-casino-niagara-falls-good-idea <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly putting together a proposal that would see a second, non-Indian operate casino open in downtown Niagara Falls. The question is whether the market could sustain another casino. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:21:32 +0000 Kate O'Connell 32905 at http://wrvo.org Is another casino for Niagara Falls a good idea? Cuomo says proposed casinos would draw tourists upstate http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-proposed-casinos-would-draw-tourists-upstate <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>During his State of the State address on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered more details on a plan for casino gambling in New York state. If the governor gets his way, the proposed new casinos would come to upstate first. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:55:38 +0000 Matt Richmond 31688 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says proposed casinos would draw tourists upstate