gambling http://wrvo.org en Cayuga Nation leadership dispute continues to smolder http://wrvo.org/post/cayuga-nation-leadership-dispute-continues-smolder <p></p><p>The flare up in events is a boiling over of <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/decade-old-leadership-dispute-cayuga-nation-flares" target="_blank">a decade-old dispute</a> among senior members of the Cayuga, who disagree over who controls the nation and its business interests.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:11:26 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55715 at http://wrvo.org 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 New York State Gaming Commission hears testimony on problem gambling http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-gaming-commission-hears-testimony-problem-gambling <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:13:44 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54053 at http://wrvo.org New York State Gaming Commission hears testimony on problem gambling Cuomo touts casino amendment win http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-touts-casino-amendment-win <p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:18:19 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46794 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo touts casino amendment win Cuomo wins on casino and judge retirement age ballot amendments http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-wins-casino-and-judge-retirement-age-ballot-amendments <p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:22:52 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46741 at http://wrvo.org Commercial gambling's history moves from underground to mainstream http://wrvo.org/post/commercial-gamblings-history-moves-underground-mainstream <p></p><p>If voters on Tuesday pass the proposed amendment to the state constitution to allow casino gambling, New York will become the 21st state to have commercial, Las Vegas-style casinos. Across much of the country nowadays, gambling seems like the natural state of things. But it wasn’t always that way.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:09:39 +0000 David Chanatry 46504 at http://wrvo.org Commercial gambling's history moves from underground to mainstream New York Jobs Now coalition rallies in support of casino referendum http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-jobs-now-coalition-rallies-support-casino-referendum <p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:49:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46109 at http://wrvo.org New York Jobs Now coalition rallies in support of casino referendum State Supreme Court rejects casino wording suit http://wrvo.org/post/state-supreme-court-rejects-casino-wording-suit <p>A state Supreme Court judge threw out a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York. Opponents say they will appeal.<br /><br />Judge Richard Platkin rejected a challenge from a Brooklyn attorney who said the wording of the November ballot amendment, to allow up to seven new gambling casinos in New York, is biased.<br /> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:57:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45756 at http://wrvo.org State Supreme Court rejects casino wording suit 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 Coalition promotes casino amendment, as judge set to hear lawsuit http://wrvo.org/post/coalition-promotes-casino-amendment-judge-set-hear-lawsuit <p></p><p>The push for passage of a ballot amendment to allow up to seven new gambling casinos in New York has begun. A coalition of business leaders, labor unions, and local elected officials are holding press conferences across the state. They expect to run some TV ads, as well.</p><p>The name of the coalition says nothing about gambling casinos -- instead it&rsquo;s called New York Jobs Now. Business Council President Heather Briccetti said the new resort-style casinos proposed will bring employment to economically depressed areas.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:46:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45475 at http://wrvo.org 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 New York City voters may decide upstate gambling expansion http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-city-voters-may-decide-upstate-gambling-expansion <p></p><p>This November, voters will get a chance to decide whether or not to expand gambling in upstate New York. But because of a quirk in the election calendar, it’s likely that downstate voters will be the ones to make that decision. Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:21:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43374 at http://wrvo.org New York City voters may decide upstate gambling expansion 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 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 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 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 Cuomo: let market forces determine best gambling locations http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-let-market-forces-determine-best-gambling-locations <p>In 2013, New Yorkers may get a chance to vote on whether they want to expand gambling in the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the ballot proposal is unlikely to name which cities may build new casinos, though. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:08:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30771 at http://wrvo.org Report finds half of racing horse deaths were preventable http://wrvo.org/post/report-finds-half-racing-horse-deaths-were-preventable <p>A report by the Cuomo admisntration on the death of 21 horses at a New York racing course concludes that half of the deaths could have been prevented.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:36:36 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26830 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo puts gambling and convention center agreement on hold http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-puts-gambling-and-convention-center-agreement-hold <p>Now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed that a deal with a major gambling company to build a convention center in Queens has fallen through,&nbsp;Cuomo says he&rsquo;s opening up the bids to more companies.</p><p>The governor&rsquo;s change&nbsp; of plans come amid reports that the gambling company Genting contributed over two million dollars to a lobbying group closely associated with the governor.</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:12:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 20447 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo takes the reigns of NYRA http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-takes-reigns-nyra <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo has taken the reigns of the troubled New York Racing Association Board, saying he needs to &ldquo;restore the public trust&rdquo; in a rapidly changing gaming industry. &nbsp;</p><p>Cuomo convinced members of the independent board that oversees horse racing in New York to agree to a restructuring that will give the governor the majority of appointees on a new, slimmed down board.</p><p>The move comes after a series of controversies at the troubled New York Racing Association, which led to the recent firing of its president and top legal counsel over allegations that NYRA knowingly withheld millions of dollars owed to bettors.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 13:40:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19734 at http://wrvo.org Why betting on horses is legal, when gambling elsewhere is not http://wrvo.org/post/why-betting-horses-legal-when-gambling-elsewhere-not <p>The rules on legal gambling in New York State can be a little murky.</p><p>Casinos on Indian Territory are allowed, but not elsewhere - for now. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been calling for <a href="http://www.lohud.com/article/20120129/COLUMNIST08/301290043/Reisman-column-Cuomo-will-get-legal-casino-gambling-maybe-shouldn-t" target="_blank">the legalization of casinos</a> in the rest of the state.</p><p>New York also already has what are known as &ldquo;racinos&rdquo;: horse racing tracks where there are also video slot machines, along with plenty of betting on the actual horses.</p><p>Betting on those same horses online is also allowed. But betting on poker and other card games on the internet is not.</p><p>Why?</p><p> Fri, 04 May 2012 14:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 18673 at http://wrvo.org Why betting on horses is legal, when gambling elsewhere is not Gov. Cuomo introduces bill to legalize casino gambling in New York http://wrvo.org/post/gov-cuomo-introduces-bill-legalize-casino-gambling-new-york <p>Governor Cuomo has released a bill to amend the state&rsquo;s constitution to legalize casino gambling in New York.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:45:28 +0000 Karen DeWitt 13239 at http://wrvo.org