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SOA Of New York: Yonkers Raceway Handle On The Rise; Boasts Top Driving Colony

March 28, 2011:

In a release issued today, the Standardbred Owners Association of New York announced that Yonkers Raceway's handle went over $1 million this past Saturday night for the first time since New York City Off Track Betting abruptly closed last December. The release also stated that...read on

A Hope For NYC OTB?

February 22, 2011:

New York Racing Association CEO Charles Hayward has been quoted as saying that the future looks brighter with the bankrupt New York City Off-Track Betting out of the way. Although, if State Senators have their way, NYC OTB may not be dead and gone...read on

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

Gural: Make Stakes Payments, Horsepeople Should Stash 5%

February 8, 2011:

In an open letter to the industry, track owner Jeff Gural, who is in the process of trying to work out a long-term lease of the Meadowlands Racetrack, has encouraged horse owners to make the February 15 stakes payments. He has also encouraged horsepeople participating in slots-fuelled states to put aside five per cent for marketing...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

Stooper Leonardo Adjusts

December 13, 2010:

It was one year ago when The New York Times profiled Jesus Leonardo, a professional New York City Off-Track Betting 'stooper' that makes more than $45,000 a year cashing discarded tickets. Now with NYC OTB shut down, Leonardo has re-organized his operation...read on

NYC OTB's Loss Bookies' Gain?

December 13, 2010:

New York City Off-Track Betting Board Member David Cornstein has said that he fears those looking to place a wager on horse racing will now look toward illegal bookies now that NYC OTB is finished...read on

Gural Retorts To Joint Statement Regarding New York City Off-Track Betting

December 9, 2010:

On Thursday, December 9, American Racing and Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gural, whose company owns Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, issued a statement in response to a joint letter which was previously released by harness racing industry stakeholder groups in...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


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