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Monticello Gaming Area To Close

January 23, 2019:

The casino gaming section at Monticello Raceway is expected to close its doors for good sometime this spring. Live Standardbred racing is expected to continue at the half-mile oval, although, according to a published report, the future of live harness racing at the facility is very much in doubt....read on

Empire Exec Comments On Monticello

February 13, 2018:

Charlie Degliomini, the executive vice president of Empire Resorts, has said that his company will not turn its back on the Monticello Casino and Raceway, even though Empire Resorts just opened the Resorts World Catskills casino nearby....read on

Track Bans Under-18 Patrons

October 21, 2014:

Officials with a North American Standardbred raceway recently announced that individuals under the age of 18 are no longer welcome at their facility....read on

NY Casino Lobbying Nears $11 Million

July 7, 2014:

Companies involved in bidding for casino licenses in New York State spent nearly $11 million on lobbying and campaign donations in 2012 and 2013, and are donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to campaign committees through holding companies, according to a new report from the New York Public Interest Research Group....read on

Monticello Standoff Continues

March 24, 2014:

It has been reported that members of the harness racing community that race their horses at Monticello Raceway took to the Sullivan County Government Center this past Thursday (March 20) to have locals legislators hear their plight in regard to Monticello Raceway....read on

Cappelli Files $1.5B Federal Lawsuit

March 8, 2012:

Prospective racino and convention centre developer Louis Cappelli has been quoted as saying that he will not stand to be a "punching bag" anymore, and he is putting his money where his mouth is...read on

Cappelli Wins Latest Battle In NYS

February 27, 2012:

A lawsuit filed by the owners of Monticello Raceway against the Town of Thompson in regard to allegations of the illegal issuing of building permits to prospective racino developer Louis Cappelli have been thrown out...read on

Cappelli Wants $12M Marketing Allowance From NY State

June 10, 2011:

According to a report, prospective racino developer Louis Cappelli has asked the New York State Legislature for a $12 million marketing allowance...read on

Concord, Mohegan Sun Propose Racino; Empire Unhappy

May 6, 2011:

It has been reported that Concord Associates and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority have struck a deal which would see the erection of a $600 million racino and 258 room resort hotel on the old Concord Hotel property in upper New York State...read on

$400 Million Monticello Expansion Proposal

February 22, 2011:

It has been reported that Empire Resorts, operator of Monticello Raceway, has proposed an expansion plan which would see the erection of three hotels and a water park at the track, all to the tune of $400 million...read on

Empire Resorts Suing Concord Associates

February 1, 2011:

It has been reported that Empire Resorts, the owner of Monticello Raceway, is suing its former business partner, Concord Associates, which is headed by...read on

Upset Over Proposed Indian Casino

November 24, 2010:

Even though New York Governor David Paterson has touted Empire Resorts' proposed $100 million expansion of its gaming operations at Monticello Raceway, news earlier this week that an Indian casino has been proposed for the Catskills has gaming operators very upset...read on

NY Gov. Touts $100M Monticello Expansion

November 24, 2010:

It has been reported that New York Governor David Patterson is in support of a plan by Monticello Casino & Raceway's parent company, Empire Resorts, to inject $100 million into the facility to expand its gaming offerings...read on

Cappelli-Empire Relationship Over

October 1, 2010:

In New York, Empire Resorts, owner of Monticello Raceway, has ended its relationship with developer Louis Cappelli by severing an agreement on Cappelli’s aborted Concord hotel project...read on

CEO Exit Clause Hurts Bottom Line

August 16, 2010:

In its second quarter report, Empire Resorts reported steady gains in terms of revenue and the number of patrons it attracted, but the owner of Monticello Raceway posted seven-figure losses, much of which had to do with a $7.1 million payoff to former CEO Joseph Bernstein, who was given $1.5 million in cash and $5.6 million in stock options...read on


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