By James Featherstonhaugh President of the New York Gaming Association New York State has been in the gambling business for decades. But for the first time in our state’s history, lawmakers in Albany are acknowledging that reality, and have started a process to take advantage of it for the benefit of all New Yorkers and [...]
Full casino gaming could be in the cards for NYS, as the first round of legislation, in favor of expanding the state’s regulations, was passed by both houses. Senator Joseph Addabbo, a member of the Senate’s Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, released a statement following the announcement of the legislature’s passing. Although Addabbo was absent [...]
During his State of the State address on January 4, Governor Andrew Cuomo made many bold pronouncements, but perhaps his most ambitious statement was his proposal for the “nation’s largest convention center in Queens.” And the governor already has a spot picked out and a developer in mind – Genting America, the company which brought [...]
The Courier hit the streets to see if nearby locals would visit Resorts World Casino New York City, located in South Ozone Park. Reviews from Queens residents were mixed. See video below.
South Ozone Park’s Aqueduct Racino, reborn as Resorts World Casino New York City, officially opened its doors to an eager throng of thousands of gamers on Friday, October 28. Casino representatives and elected officials were on hand at the former Aqueduct Racino for the ribbon cutting, and to welcome those who came to play on [...]
Fans of gaming and racing ought to keep Friday, October 28 as an open calendar day. Resorts World Casino New York City will open its doors on that day at 1 p.m., kicking off a new era for the former site of the Aqueduct Racino in South Ozone Park. The initial opening will boast 2,485 [...]
Pawn shop and bar owners in South Ozone Park are looking to cash in on their own jackpot once the city’s first casino opens for business. The stores have been sprouting up on Rockaway Boulevard and owners say it’s the perfect time and place to set up shop. “Why open up a bar here? To [...]
New Yorkers say “Hit me!” According to a Quinnipiac University poll, residents want the state to amend its constitution and deal table games at New York Casinos similar to ones in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. The poll states that 56 percent of city and state residents would approve casinos. A more recent Siena College [...]