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Call for full gaming at Resorts World Casino
Call for full gaming at Resorts World Casino
Business Terence M. Cullen 5/29/2013 at 11:46AM

Politicians and leaders in the Queens business community are calling for the state to ante up on full gaming in Queens. State legislators and the Queens Chamber of Commerce called for a better plan to give Queens a casino if voters approve table gaming this November. They said Resorts World Casino New York City could [...]

Resorts World Casino brings in record-breaking $1.2 billion
Resorts World Casino brings in record-breaking $1.2 billion
South Terence M. Cullen 1/29/2013 at 11:02AM

They did it again. Resorts World Casino New York City officials announced they broke the bank once again after patrons spent $1.2 billion in the facility’s two floors of games last December — the most to go through a Racino in state history. The Racino took back just about half of that, with $59.2 million [...]

Pols say ‘no dice’ to no downstate full gaming
Pols say ‘no dice’ to no downstate full gaming
South Terence M. Cullen 1/14/2013 at 2:33PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo pulled a wild card last week. New York will get seven new casinos if voters approve a full-gaming amendment this fall, Cuomo said during his State of the State address. Most of these casinos, however, will be upstate — particularly in the Finger Lake region — to drive tourism to other areas [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/10/2012 at 12:19PM

No bail for accused ‘cannibal cop’ Alleged “cannibal cop” Gilberto Valle will have to stew behind bars a while longer after a federal judge denied his request to get out on bail. Valle — who the feds say had been cooking up a plan to kidnap, rape, torture and eat as many as 100 women [...]

OpEd: Happy 1st Anniversary in Queens, Resorts World
News Billy Rennison 10/25/2012 at 1:36PM

By State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. A year ago this week, the Queens community came together to welcome Resorts World Casino New York City to the borough. One year later, we have 1,750 new jobs, $410 million in additional tax revenue, and an anchor business in Queens that is partnering with local business both [...]

Resorts World celebrates first year
Resorts World celebrates first year
News Terence M. Cullen 10/25/2012 at 9:46AM

A wager on a South Ozone Park casino a year ago turned out to be a good bet for jobs, and for all of Queens. A year after Resorts World Casino New York City opened its doors, there has been a lot to talk about. In that time, the Racino has seen millions go in [...]

Top headlines around the web
Top headlines around the web
News Melissa Chan 10/13/2012 at 12:49PM

Aqueduct racino and tax coffers in the chips This is one gamble that paid off. The Aqueduct Resorts World “racino” in Queens is celebrating its one-year anniversary — amid positive reviews from state officials and community leaders that the facility has boosted jobs and swelled Albany’s coffers in a fragile economy. Read more: New York [...]

Two robbed at gunpoint outside Resorts World Casino
Two robbed at gunpoint outside Resorts World Casino
News Terence M. Cullen 9/17/2012 at 5:37PM

Two men were held at gun point and handed over more than $200 to a robber in the early hours of Sunday, September 16 in the parking lot of Resorts World Casino New York City, police said. The victims, ages 18 and 19, were approached around 4:20 a.m. by a man, about 6’ tall and [...]

Aqueduct still on track to be a destination
News Terence M. Cullen 8/24/2012 at 1:07PM

Less than three months after Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged talks had broken down with a developer for what would have been the nation’s largest convention center, the question remains: what will become of the land adjacent to Aqueduct Racetrack and Resorts World Casino New York City. State and Resorts World officials say they are working [...]

Racino robber faces 25 years
Racino robber faces 25 years
News Terence M. Cullen 8/08/2012 at 3:59PM

Prosecutors did their own snatch and grab. The suspect nabbed for robbing Resorts World Casino New York City in late June waived his extradition rights on Wednesday, August 1, and will be moved to Queens from Monroe County, Pennsylvania, officials said. Kevin Lides, 23, of Briarwood, had been named as the culprit by the district [...]