‘Peace officers’ may be coming to Resorts World Casino
News Maggie Hayes 10/18/2013 at 2:10PM

One pol wants to keep the peace at Resorts World Casino. State Senator Joseph Addabbo has been advancing legislation to create “peace officers” at the casino – security officers who would have the power to make arrests. Currently, the casino has security guards that are not authorized to make arrests. They instead must detain any [...]

Gaming can be a royal flush for the state
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 3/29/2012 at 11:18AM

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 [...]

New York’s first full gaming legislature passed
New York’s first full gaming legislature passed
News Alexa Altman 3/20/2012 at 1:47PM

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 [...]

Conventional Wisdom: Cuomo pushes for center in Queens
Conventional Wisdom: Cuomo pushes for center in Queens
News Steve Mosco 1/10/2012 at 1:00PM

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 [...]

Resorts World Opens
Resorts World Opens
News Steve Mosco 10/29/2011 at 1:46AM

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 [...]

Resorts World Casino to open soon
Business Queens Courier Staff 10/25/2011 at 2:13PM

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 [...]

Leaders wary of businesses opening near Aqueduct Racino
Leaders wary of businesses opening near Aqueduct Racino
Business Melissa Chan 10/05/2011 at 2:36PM

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 [...]

Poll says casino gaming is a ‘smart bet’
News Steve Mosco 10/04/2011 at 5:54PM

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 [...]