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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

$3 Billion In Economic Activity

May 15, 2015:

The New York Gaming Association (NYGA) has released its 2014 annual report detailing the industry’s growing statewide economic impact and highlighting the stories of a diverse cross-section of individuals who have witnessed the positive contributions of one or more of the state’s nine racetrack casinos....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

S-Bred Medication Discussion In NY

January 22, 2014:

Standardbred industry stakeholders, during a Jan. 21 hearing before the New York Gaming Commission, made their case for separate medication rules for harness racing....read on

Yonkers Announces 2014 Live Schedule

December 12, 2013:

Yonkers Raceway’s 236-program schedule for 2014 will begin Monday, January 6, pending approval of New York State Gaming Commission....read on

NY Court Reaffirms Pena Decision

November 25, 2013:

On Thursday, November 21, the Honorable Vincent J. Reilly, Jr. of the New York State Supreme Court, Schenectady County, reaffirmed his dismissal of the license revocation proceeding brought against harness trainer Lou Pena by the New York Gaming Commission....read on

Settlemoir On VD Situation, Schedule

May 9, 2013:

Vernon Downs has announced that there will be live racing at Vernon Downs this weekend, by permission of the New York State Gaming Commission....read on

Vernon Authorized To Race Friday

May 8, 2013:

On Wednesday, May 8, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine and State Gaming Commission Acting Executive Director Robert Williams issued an update regarding the equine herpes situation at Vernon Downs....read on

More Horses At Vernon Have EHV-1

May 7, 2013:

It has been reported that a total of four horses at the now-quarantined stable area at Vernon Downs in New York State have tested positive for Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1)....read on

Vernon Shut Down With Equine Herpes Case

May 4, 2013:

After a confirmed case of equine herpes at Vernon Downs, management and the New York Gaming Commission have made the decision to cancel racing tonight at Vernon Downs in the best interest of the harness racing community....read on

NYGA Releases Annual Report

April 29, 2013:

The New York Gaming Association (NYGA) today released their first annual report, highlighting the revenue NYGA’s nine racetrack casinos generated for New York in 2012, including $823 million for education and a $1.7 billion impact on the state’s economy....read on

NY Racinos Outpacing Atlantic City

February 19, 2013:

The racetrack casinos of the New York Gaming Association (NYGA) continue to outclass the rest of the gaming world in the Northeast, including New Jersey - a point not lost on standardbred interests in the Garden State....read on

Racing: A Reliable Partner For Education In New York State

September 9, 2012:

The New York Gaming Association (NYGA) has launched a new statewide TV campaign to remind taxpayers that New York’s racetrack casinos are reliable partners for education as schools open for the new school year....read on

Slots-At-Racetracks In NY Contributing Millions To Education

August 9, 2012:

New York Gaming Association (NYGA) members continue to produce significant funding for New York’s schools, generating over $71 million for public education in July, according to data available on the Division of Lottery’s website. In addition to directly funding New York’s public schools, the monthly payments help keep property taxes down for all New Yorkers by offsetting the cost of education. Funding for education by NYGA members increased by nearly $3.2 million from June....read on

NY Racino Revenues Jamming State Coffers

July 24, 2012:

Having embraced the racino format as a logical way to help bolster its economy and employ tens of thousands of residents, New York State has collected $620 million in revenues through the first six months of 2012 from its nine racino locations....read on


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