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Judge to Hear Argument Against Sands Downstate New York Retail Casino

May 18, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Multi-faceted opposition to the proposed Las Vegas Sands “multi-billion-dollar” retail casino at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum may reach its apex on May 24. That’s when Nassau Supreme Court Justice Sarika Kapoor‘s docket shows a scheduled “appearance date” in the Hofstra University vs. Nassau County Planning Commission lawsuit. The Sands downstate New York retail casino […]

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Asks New Yorkers To Support Times Square Casino

May 16, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Jay-Z has 99 problems, but a Times Square casino ain’t one. If the Roc Nation (RN) founder gets his way, the bid for Caesars Palace Times Square  will win a coveted New York downstate casino license. In a recent open letter, RN argued the benefits of the Times Square proposal and urged public support. “This […]

New York Bill Proposes Problem Gambling Advisory Council – Again

May 8, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

A New York lawmaker is resurrecting the Problem Gambling Advisory Council (PGAC) concept, introducing a bill on May 5 to form a responsible gambling body. SB6701 is the fifth legislative attempt at creating a PGAC. Members of the New York State Legislature have introduced a PGAC bill during each legislative session since 2015. On Friday, […]

Coney Island Leaders Oppose Proposed Casino on Historic Boardwalk

May 3, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

The Coney Island consortium vying for one of three New York downstate casino licenses will face stiff competition from the neighborhood. Community board members voted 23-8 to reject the casino proposal. The plan to build a casino and entertainment complex along Brooklyn’s historic boardwalk is an ambitious one. It emerged from a collaboration between four […]

New York Lottery Announces Earlier Cut-Off For Mega Millions Ticket Sales

March 29, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

New York Lottery players just lost 45 minutes to buy Mega Millions tickets. Starting on April 4, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) is pulling back the purchase deadline for Mega Millions tickets to 10 p.m. on draw days. Currently, draw-day tickets are available until 10:45 p.m. However, with the April 4 shift, the purchase […]

Sands New York Casino Proposal ‘Entirely Inappropriate,’ Says Hofstra University

March 24, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Opposition to a Las Vegas Sands-backed proposal for a casino at Nassau Coliseum continues to mount as Hofstra University joins the list of detractors. In an open letter, university trustees deemed the school’s neighboring Nassau hub “an entirely inappropriate location for a casino.” According to the letter, the Hub is: surrounded by educational institutions from […]

BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook Class Actions Say That ‘Free’ Bets Actually Cost Money

March 21, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

BetMGM and Caesars Sportsbook face similar class action suits in federal court in New York, alleging “untruthful and deceptive promises.” The complaints involve promotions by the two online sports betting operators advertising “risk-free” or “free” first bets. Such offers usually require a qualifying deposit and may pay out betting credits rather than cash. Messaging by […]

Downstate New York Casinos a Pot of Gold for Lobbyists, Consultants

March 16, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

It could be years before the first shovel breaks ground on any of the three proposed downstate New York casinos. Yet, the ​​business of casinos already has money flowing as competing camps lobby to win one of the highly sought-after licenses. According to an investigation by Politico, lobbying firms behind 10 proposed casinos have already […]

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