casino http://wrvo.org en 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 Casino competition heats up in the Southern Tier http://wrvo.org/post/casino-competition-heats-southern-tier <p></p><p>The Southern Tier is guaranteed one out of the four casinos to be built in upstate New York.&nbsp; The licenses are expected sometime this year and the competition for the Southern Tier casino is starting to heat up.</p><p>Jeff Gural is the owner of Tioga Downs, where ground was recently broken on an expanded parking lot. Gural’s plan is to offer the full casino experience at his racetrack and electronic gambling site. But first he needs to win one of the new gaming licenses.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:03:57 +0000 Matt Martin 50504 at http://wrvo.org Casino competition heats up in the Southern Tier 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 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 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 State of the State brings initiatives for women's equality, building casinos & more http://wrvo.org/post/state-state-brings-initiatives-womens-equality-building-casinos-more <p>Upstate New York's struggling economy will get a boost if plans proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State speech in Albany Wednesday move ahead. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:08:58 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31657 at http://wrvo.org State of the State brings initiatives for women's equality, building casinos & more Ethics committee holds hearing Thursday amid questions about lobby group http://wrvo.org/post/ethics-committee-holds-hearing-thursday-amid-questions-about-lobby-group <p>A lobbying group closely allied with the policies of Governor Andrew Cuomo has been in the news a lot in the past couple of days, in articles raising questions about &nbsp;multi-million dollar donations to the group known as the Committee to Save New York, &nbsp;and policies later advocated by the governor.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:15:35 +0000 Karen DeWitt 20566 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 State Senator Returns to work after Fight at Casino http://wrvo.org/post/state-senator-returns-work-after-fight-casino <p>A State Senator from Western New York was back at work at the State Capitol Monday, following an incident over the weekend at a Niagara Falls Indian Casino where he and his wife were involved in a fight.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:44:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 14311 at http://wrvo.org State Senator Returns to work after Fight at Casino