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Resorts World hosts Aston Villa soccer club
Resorts World hosts Aston Villa soccer club
Sports Terence M. Cullen 7/27/2012 at 5:12PM

There’s usually a lot of different games being played at a casino — slots, video poker and more. Soccer with a former English Premier League player is not normally one of them. It was, however, on Thursday, July 19 when Ian Taylor, a former star with Aston Villa, and two of the team’s current coaches [...]

Resorts World breaks record for weekly revenue
News Terence M. Cullen 7/19/2012 at 1:16PM

Resorts World Casino New York keeps hitting records. The racino took in almost $15 million between July 1 and 7, officials announced, breaking a previously held state record for gross slot gaming revenue and tax-generation by a gaming property. From the intake, the casino sent $6.5 million back to the state toward education. Michael Speller, [...]

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 [...]

Queens casino robbed
Queens casino robbed
News Terence M. Cullen 7/02/2012 at 1:53PM

New York’s first casino had its first robbery less than a year after its opening. The robber entered Resorts World Casino New York City at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29 and approached a teller at the gate, police said. He passed the teller a note and simulated a weapon in his waistband. The [...]

Resorts World robbed for first time
News Terence M. Cullen 6/30/2012 at 3:00AM

Resorts World, the state’s first casino, was robbed for the first time Friday afternoon, it has been reported. According to The Daily News, the unarmed robber entered the second floor of the casino and slipped a note to a cashier demanding cash. This comes after a recent announcement that the South Ozone Park casino topped [...]

Op Ed: The case for Willets Point
News Queens Courier Staff 6/22/2012 at 4:29PM

By State Senator Jose Peralta It was tremendously disappointing to learn that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to build the country’s largest convention center at the Aqueduct Racetrack will not come to fruition. No sooner had the governor announced the plan during his State of the State address in January than I endorsed the idea and [...]

Aqueduct convention center scrapped, Willets Point eyed
Aqueduct convention center scrapped, Willets Point eyed
News Terence M. Cullen 6/04/2012 at 11:21AM

Willets Point might become the new destination for a convention center, after it was announced that plans for one near the Aqueduct Racetrack have fallen through. Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged Friday, June 1, that talks for what would have been the largest convention center in the country were not working out. Any future plans to [...]

New cops join 106th
New cops join 106th
News Alexa Altman 5/15/2012 at 10:29AM

Following numerous requests from residents and officials for more police officers, the 106th Precinct has added 15 members to its expanded force. The additional officers were introduced to the public at the precinct’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9 by Captain Thomas Pascale. Senator Joseph Addabbo welcomed the cops during the meeting, congratulating Pascale on [...]

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 [...]

Could Queens get two convention centers?
News Michael Pantelidis 1/18/2012 at 4:08PM

Possession is nine-tenths of the law — a lesson Governor Andrew Cuomo has apparently learned the hard way. According to published reports, when the governor proposed a plan for the largest convention center in the country next to Resorts World in South Ozone Park, he was under the impression the land belonged to the Port [...]