Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/07/2012 at 6:43AM

EVENT of the DAY: Live at the Gantries Groove to a free jazz performance by talented students and staff members from the York College Music Department in the great outdoors. Expect a mix of traditional jazz from the blues, swing and fusion. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own Racino at Aqueduct [...]

Racino robber caught in Pennsylvania
Racino robber caught in Pennsylvania
News Terence M. Cullen 8/01/2012 at 3:28PM

The suspect wanted for robbing about $63,000 from Resorts World Casino New York City was arrested on Tuesday, July 29 in Pennsylvania and will be moved back to Queens, the district dttorney’s office announced. The suspect entered the Racino during the afternoon of June 29, passed a note to a teller on the second floor [...]

Resorts World pays out most winnings in New York
Resorts World pays out most winnings in New York
News Andrea Salazar 7/10/2012 at 5:14PM

Talk about a payday. Resorts World Casino New York City, New York City’s first Racino, is not only paying 94 percent of its revenues back to its patrons, but also returning a good chunk of its profits back to the state to help support education. The Racino took in $3.18 billion between April and mid-June [...]

Resorts World ups the ante in revenue
Resorts World ups the ante in revenue
News Terence M. Cullen 6/20/2012 at 10:48AM

Talk about hitting it big. The Resorts World Racino announced that the venue topped Las Vegas, Connecticut and Atlantic City, among others, for the most slot machine revenue in May. The casino brought in $57.5 million last month. Mohegan Sun came in second in May with about $2 million less, according to Racino officials. About [...]

State Senator Shirley Huntley’s husband allegedly robbed outside Aqueduct Racino
News Liam La Guerre 6/06/2012 at 2:53PM

The husband of a Queens public official alleged he was robbed at gunpoint outside Resorts World Casino, but Racino officials are calling his bluff. State Senator Shirley Huntley’s spouse, Herbert Huntley, told cops last month that while walking outside the Ozone Park facility, three males with revolvers stopped him and stole approximately $380 in cash [...]

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 [...]

Racino employees charged with forging cards
News Melissa Chan 2/28/2012 at 9:00AM

A stint of luck has run dry for two Racino employees, busted for forging fraudulent casino player cards, officials said. Moises Jones, 29, and Rolanda Roberts, 33, have been charged with allegedly generating and distributing between 70 and 200 fraudulent casino player cards over the last seven weeks at Resorts World Casino, said District Attorney [...]

Mom Throws Baby Out Window to Escape Suspicious Fire in Jamaica
Mom Throws Baby Out Window to Escape Suspicious Fire in Jamaica
News Jay Lane 2/23/2012 at 8:55AM

Mom Throws Baby Out Window to Escape Suspicious Fire in Jamaica A desperate mother threw her baby out the second-floor window of a Queens home that was engulfed by a suspicious blaze early Thursday, fire authorities and witnesses said. The child, who couldn’t have been more than 2 or 3 years old, landed safely in [...]

Board discusses convention center, elevator
News David Beltran 1/12/2012 at 5:30PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans to build the country’s largest convention center in Queens overshadowed any previous items on Community Board 10’s agenda. During the board’s first monthly meeting of the year, officials cited current problems with traffic near the Racino and said it would only get worse without any direct transportation to the proposed convention [...]