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Governor Cuomo Reprivatizes NYRA

April 17, 2017:

It was recently announced that the New York Racing Association has been reprivatized....read on

NY Senate Passes Fantasy Sports Bill

June 20, 2016:

On Saturday, June 18, the New York Senate passed a bill that calls for the legalization and regulation of Daily Fantasy Sports operators in the state....read on

New York Approves Gaming Licences

December 21, 2015:

The New York State Gaming Commission today unanimously approved licenses to resort gaming destinations in Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca Counties, ushering new jobs and investment, as well as revenue for local governments and school districts that will come to the regions as a result....read on

Southern Tier Bidding To Re-Open

February 27, 2015:

On Friday, February 27, the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board voted in favour of recommending a new Request For Applications for the state’s Finger Lakes/Southern Tier region, although, the board’s chairman, Kevin Law, stated that there is no guarantee that the board will ultimately accept any of the new applications that it receives....read on

NY To Reconsider Issuing Fourth Licence

January 15, 2015:

On Tuesday, January 13, the New York Gaming Commission's Gaming Facility Location Board (GFLB) announced that it has unanimously approved a request by Governor Andrew Cuomo to re-open the bidding process for a fourth casino gaming licence specifically for the ‘Southern Tier’ region of the state, which is home to Tioga Downs....read on

Southern Tier Decision To Be Discussed

January 9, 2015:

On Friday, January 9, officials with the New York Gaming Commission and Gaming Facility Location Board issued statements in regard to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s request for a review of the December 2014 decision on the granting of gaming licences in the state....read on

Commission To Review Licence Decision

January 8, 2015:

It has been reported that the gaming commission in New York is reviewing a December request by Governor Andrew Cuomo in regard to the ‘Southern Tier’ area of the state not landing a casino licence when they were awarded last month....read on

Cuomo Appoints Arrigenna To NY Board

January 22, 2014:

Harness Horse Breeders of New York State is pleased to learn of the appointment of Peter Arrigenna by Governor Andrew Cuomo, to the Board of Trustees of the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund....read on

More Casinos Coming To New York State

November 6, 2013:

On Tuesday, November 5, Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment which would see the expansion of casino gaming in New York State, was supported by the voting public via referendum....read on

Cuomo, NYS Racinos Find Middle Ground

June 21, 2013:

It has been reported that racinos in New York State have collectively said that they will now support an altered gaming expansion proposal from Governor Andrew Cuomo....read on

Gov. Cuomo’s Adversarial Racino Stance

June 18, 2013:

It has been reported that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is going on the offensive against racinos in the state in response to lobbying efforts that were put forth in opposition of his plan for legalized gaming expansion....read on

Bonnie Castle In The News Again

January 16, 2013:

It has been a while since there has been any update in regard to the proposed racino expansion at the Bonnie Castle Recreation Center in upstate New York, but according to a report the primaries behind the project are in the midst of updating their application....read on

New NYRA Chair Admittedly 'Green'

December 11, 2012:

In general terms, there are many in horse racing that believe that the intelligent veterans of the industry are the ones that are needed to steer the game to the promise land. On the flip side, there are others that believe that successful business professionals from outside the industry are needed to come in and right the ship. It is clear which way the New York Racing Association has gone, as its new chairman, David Skorton, has gone on the record as saying, "I really do not know much about horse racing."...read on

Cuomo Announces NYRA Board

October 18, 2012:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced the appointment of David Skorton, President of Cornell University, as Chair of the New York Racing Association Reorganization Board, and announced the public members of the Board, putting in place a temporary, publicly controlled body to transform management of thoroughbred racing in New York State....read on

NYRA Reorganization Board Established

October 1, 2012:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he has signed legislation to establish the NYRA Reorganization Board that will place NYRA under temporary public control in order to reform the association and transform oversight and management of horse racing in New York State....read on


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