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Dan Silver Speaks At Joe Hirsch Forum

February 17, 2011:

Deconstructing the New York City Off-Track Betting closure, Race Track Industry Program alumni Dan Silver met with students during the Joe Hirsch Forum to...read on

NYRA To Open NYC Teletheatres?

January 26, 2011:

According to a report, the New York Racing Association is looking into the possibility of opening teletheatres in...read on

Union Wants Money From NYC OTB

January 20, 2011:

New York City Off-Track Betting has been dead for a month, but the union representing its former employees is very much alive. Its lawyers moved yesterday to legally block...read on

New York State Racino Pact Speaks Out Against Proposed Indian Casino

January 12, 2011:

It has been reported that the operators of six racinos in New York State today told state officials that the creation of an Indian-run casino in the Catskills could 'kill' local racinos and the state's racing industry...read on

Frank Words, Justifications In New York During Off-Track Betting Discussion

December 16, 2010:

“The industry has been analyzed and analyzed ad nauseum. We know what racing’s problems are. We just need the political will to fix them. We can’t have all this...read on

Raises For NYRA Board

December 14, 2010:

In the wake of the closure of New York City OTB, more surprises. In a hard-to-understand reaction, New York Racing Association president Charles Hayward announced his board of directors, with the exception of Bennett Liebman, had approved three per cent salary increases for lower level executives and five per cent boosts for the top brass, including a reported raise from $460,000 to $473,800 for...read on

Joint Statement On NYCOTB Shutdown

December 8, 2010:

Following yesterday's announcement regarding the closure of New York City OTB and today's emergency rule changes by the NYS Racing & Wagering Board, harness racing industry stakeholder groups have issued a joint statement...read on

New York City OTB Closes

December 7, 2010:

The North American horse racing industry suffered a massive blow on Tuesday when it was confirmed that New York City Off-Track Betting, an entity that handles more than $750 million in horse race wagering annually, will shut its doors for good at 12:00 midnight...read on

NYC OTB Closes

December 3, 2010:

The cavalry didn’t quite make it over the hill this time, and New York City OTB closed down today, just as the slow-riding New York Senate said it would return to special session Tuesday to continue “considering” the OTB’s reorganization...read on

NY Assembly Passes Bill; Senate To Act?

December 1, 2010:

It has been reported that the New York Assembly yesterday passed legislation needed for the reorganization of the bankrupt New York City Off-Track Betting. The move came a day after the Senate finished its sessions without...read on

NYCOTB Might Close...Again

November 29, 2010:

The New York State Legislature is scheduled to meet in special session today, with governor David Paterson pleading with them to pass his proposed New York City OTB legislation in the face of yet another threat to close down...read on

Legal Objections Filed Over Proposed Bailout

November 24, 2010:

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York today sent a letter and memorandum to members of the New York State Assembly and Senate in advance of the scheduled Special Legislative Session on Monday...read on

Severance To 550 NYCOTB Workers?

October 8, 2010:

New York City OTB’s new president and CEO Greg Rayburn has taken his first big step in reorganization of the...read on

Another D-Day For NYCOTB

August 30, 2010:

Another day, another crisis for embattled New York City OTB. Its new $125,000-a-month turnaround specialist, Greg Rayburn, has set tomorrow as a deadline for acceptance of his bold new plan for saving the ailing betting giant...read on

“Everything On The Table”

July 16, 2010:

“Everything on the table” is what New York Governor David Paterson’s main man said about New York City OTB, which is now being pursued by a number of would-be operators, including unnamed harness tracks...read on


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