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$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

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

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

SOANY Retorts With Open Letter

December 22, 2011:

It appears as though a war of words between the Standardbred Owners Association of New York and the New York Gaming Association has heated up...read on

NYGA Looks To Clear Misconceptions

December 20, 2011:

In an open letter sent to the Standardbred Owners Association of New York Board of Directors and the organization's members, New York Gaming Association Executive Director Michael Wilton has discussed the topic of enhanced gaming in New York. Within the letter, Wilton has stated that he is uncertain that the NYGA's position is understood...read on

NY Gov. Wants Expanded Gaming

December 5, 2011:

On Sunday, December 4, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he plans on pursuing the legalization of expanding gaming in the state...read on

NYGA Formed For Table Games Push

November 28, 2011:

According to a report, racetracks in the state of New York have banded together to form the New York Gaming Association. The purpose of the association is to work with state leaders to push for a constitutional amendment which would legalize table gaming at the raceways...read on


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