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Cultural Impact: Casinos as Entertainment Destinations in New York State

New York features 18 licensed land-based casinos, mainly around New York City, showing how much the state's cultural role and perception of gambling have evolved. Over the years, the image and function of these casinos have changed dramatically-from being seen as dark, secretive places associated with nightlife activities like gambling and drinking…
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Cultural Impact: Casinos as Entertainment Destinations in New York State
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Michigan has largest online gambling market in America

A recent study found that people in Michigan gamble the most of any state - but they're not going into casinos. The American Gaming Association, a trade group for casinos in the United States, released a study detailing the revenue brought in from in-person and online gambling in 2023. According to the study, Michigan leads the nation in money…
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Michigan has the largest online gambling market in America, study says

A recent study found that people in Michigan gamble the most of any state - but they're not going into casinos. The American Gaming Association, a trade group for casinos in the United States, released a study detailing the revenue brought in from in-person and online gambling in 2023. According to the study, Michigan leads the nation in money…
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What States Is BetMGM Casino Legal In?

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The Best Casino Restaurants in the World

Casinos have been around since the early 17th century, when the Casino di Venezia opened its doors to Venetian nobility looking for a fantastic night of gambling. But casinos didn't remain an establishment for the elite for too long, as Las Vegas would completely redefine the casino experience, welcoming people from all walks of life who enjoyed…
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The Best Casino Restaurants in the World
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Plans Underway For Commercial Casino With No Size Limit In New York

MGM Resorts International has revealed its ambitious vision to revamp the existing Empire City Casino in New York into a commercial casino. Situated in the Yonkers area, the Empire City Casino currently functions as a video lottery racino, featuring slots and various table games. Casino giant MGM aims to step up the facility by expanding it into a…
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Plans Underway For Commercial Casino With No Size Limit In New York
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Operator Coalition Makes Ad Pitch for NY Online Casino

By letting people play casino games online, we can decrease deficits and help our families and schools. Some of the biggest gaming operators in the US want lawmakers in New York to pass online casino legislation this year and have produced a commercial to get their point across. BetMGM, DraftKings, Fanatics, and FanDuel - the four members that form…
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Operator Coalition Makes Ad Pitch for NY Online Casino
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The race is on to build a casino in New York City

New York state has a ban on new casinos until 2023, but Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to end that moratorium this year, allowing up to three casinos to open downstate. And already nine gambling giants are eager to bid on the contracts and are likely to offer grandiose plans for casinos, hotels and entertainment venues to boost their proposals. Some are…
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The race is on to build a casino in New York City
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Jadakiss Complains About Treatment At Vegas Casino

Jadakiss has taken aim at NoMad in Las Vegas after getting escorted from the hotel's casino by security. In a video filmed on Friday (December 2), the LOX rapper revealed that he had been gambling at the NoMad since Wednesday, ahead of the final show in Usher's Vegas residency on Saturday (December 2). "Don't ever gamble at The Nomad, ever again,"…
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Jadakiss Complains About Treatment At Vegas Casino
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MGM Resorts Unveils Plans for Empire City Casino in New York

Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York, gets a new face, thanks to MGM Resorts International. The casino will be turned into a luxury destination for all fans of entertainment, becoming an MGM Empire City. The only thing that is needed is a commercial casino license. The new face of the site: The casino will be completely redesigned, and the first…
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MGM Resorts Unveils Plans for Empire City Casino in New York
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MGM reveals plans for full-scale commercial casino in New York

Located in the Yonkers region of New York, the Empire City Casino currently operates as a video lottery racino. The MGM venue offers slots and various table games, as well as harness racing betting and international simulcasting. However, MGM is seeking to transform the facility into a much larger venue with a range of facilities. These would…
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MGM reveals plans for full-scale commercial casino in New York
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NYC agency moves to cut red tape for casino applications

The Department of City Planning on Monday introduced a measure that it says would cut red tape for casino applications in the Big Apple - but which would ice out community boards, critics say. The measure, which was quietly filed by the department on Friday, comes as big-name developers are vying for one of three coveted downstate casino licenses…
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NYC agency moves to cut red tape for casino applications
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Analyst Says New York Casino Plans Won't Be Known Until 2025

Gambling industry analyst Brendan Bussmann of B Global disagrees with the common assessment that the process of awarding three downstate casino licenses in New York is going slowly. "It's not fair to [the word]'slow,'" Bussmann quipped. "This process has been the opposite of quick and painless." In fact, Bussmann believes we've still got a whole…
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Analyst Says New York Casino Plans Won't Be Known Until 2025
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No dice: Vornado backs out of NYC casino race

Vornado Realty Trust CEO Steven Roth revealed Tuesday that a New York City casino is likely not in the cards for the company. "It's highly likely that we will not pursue the casino license," he said on an earnings call. Real estate giant Vornado previously expressed an interest in entering the crowded bidding war for one of three casino licenses on…
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No dice: Vornado backs out of NYC casino race
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Las Vegas Sands paid $241 million for Nassau Coliseum site lease

Taking another step toward a casino bid, Las Vegas Sands has paid a total $241 million to acquire a lease to control the Nassau Coliseum site, according to a new company filing. The price tag included a $92 million "goodwill" premium - more than the property's true value, according to the company's quarterly report filed Oct. 20 with the U.S.…
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Las Vegas Sands paid $241 million for Nassau Coliseum site lease
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Resorts World Casino Exec Axed As Las Vegas Gambling Scandal Widens

A federal law enforcement investigation into Las Vegas casino employees has reportedly led to the ouster of Resorts World COO and President Scott Sibella. The company noted that he'd been fired for "failing to disclose certain information required under company policies" after details involving his previous work as an MGM Resorts executive have…
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NYC casino race could be upended by Las Vegas bookie scandal: sources

The odds are getting rejiggered in the closely watched race for three lucrative casino licenses in the New York City area - partly because of an alleged bookmaking scandal that's unfolding in Las Vegas, The Post has learned. Until as recently as last week, MGM Grand and Resorts World - operators, respectively, of the Empire City Casino in Yonkers…
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NYC casino race could be upended by Las Vegas bookie scandal: sources
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Coney Island Residents Oppose the Opening of a Casino

A resort with a luxury casino is proposed to be built on the sandy entertainment strip in Brooklyn. However, the residents of Coney Island are skeptical about it. This was revealed in a community engagement report from the office of Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso. The report was released on Tuesday. It was forty pages of printed text.…
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Coney Island Residents Oppose the Opening of a Casino
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Eleven New York Casino Bidders Wait For Answers

At some point in September - date to be announced - the New York State Gaming Commission will hold a meeting during which it may have answers to hundreds of questions posed by the 11 potential bidders for the state's three downstate casino licenses. "May" is the word of choice because this question-and-answer process started back in February, when…
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Eleven New York Casino Bidders Wait For Answers
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Latest snapshot: MGM National Harbor ranked No. 2 casino outside of Nevada for revenue

Commercial gaming, which includes slots and table games at casinos and legal sports wagering, totaled $16.07 billion in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2023, according to the American Gaming Association. The 8.1% increase in year-over-year growth during the second quarter marks the tenth consecutive quarter of annual growth. Coupled with the…
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Latest snapshot: MGM National Harbor ranked No. 2 casino outside of Nevada for revenue
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Las Vegas Sands Adds Canyon Ranch to NY Casino Bid

Las Vegas Sands is upping its efforts in its pursuit of a full-scale casino license in downstate New York. Just recently, the gambling leader announced that it has secured the leader in the destination wellness category, Canyon Ranch, for its US$4-billion bid for an integrated casino resort on Long Island at the Nassau Veterans Memorial…
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Las Vegas Sands Adds Canyon Ranch to NY Casino Bid
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Competition Heats Up For Downstate New York Casino Licenses

A prominent New York real estate developer has joined the list of those seeking a license to operate a commercial casino in downstate New York. Larry Silverstein, chairman of Silverstein Properties, is seeking to build a casino in Manhattan about four blocks west of Times Square at 11th Avenue and 41st Street, according to the New York Times. The…
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Competition Heats Up For Downstate New York Casino Licenses
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Benefits of Online Gambling With Bitcoins for Yonkers

You may have heard about online gambling with Bitcoins, which is the hottest trend in internet gaming, but you don't know what it is or how to get started. You probably believe it is unlawful or requires a significant amount of money and work. We're here to help you understand it. Because individuals want to play games on their mobile devices and…
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NY Blood Center Hits The Jackpot With Empire City Casino Blood Drive

YONKERS, NY - While the gaming floor at Empire City Casino has seen its share of potentially life-changing payouts in recent months, more recently, the Hudson Valley institution was home to a potentially life-saving event. Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts recently teamed up again with the New York Blood Center to host a community blood drive at…
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NY Blood Center Hits The Jackpot With Empire City Casino Blood Drive
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Las Vegas Strip still leads the US in casino gambling, according to AGA

The American Gaming Association recently published data showing the first quarter of 2023 produced the highest gaming revenue of any quarter in industry history. It wasn't a surprise. After all, Nevada results have been stellar for around two years and most of the publicly traded casino companies have said their results in jurisdictions outside…
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Las Vegas Strip still leads the US in casino gambling, according to AGA
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Long Island News: Las Vegas Sands Gets Approval to Develop Casino Around Nassau Coliseum

Plans to bring a casino to Long Island have taken a big step forward, but there's still a long way to go. The Nassau County Legislature voted 17-1 Monday night to to grant Las Vegas Sands a 99-year lease to develop the 72-acre area around the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. The $5-billion project will include a casino, hotel, entertainment venue and…
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Long Island News: Las Vegas Sands Gets Approval to Develop Casino Around Nassau Coliseum
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Sen. Jessica Ramos blocks Steve Cohen's casino bid next to Mets ballpark

A state lawmaker who represents the communities around the Mets' Citi Field has temporarily blocked billionaire Mets owner Steve Cohen's plan to build a casino and entertainment complex in the lots next to the ballpark. Cohen needs legislation approved by the state Legislature in Albany in order to start a commercial venture in the lots around Citi…
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Sen. Jessica Ramos blocks Steve Cohen's casino bid next to Mets ballpark
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American Gaming Association reports casino gaming revenue nationwide

The American Gaming Association recently published data showing the first quarter of 2023 produced the highest gaming revenue of any quarter in industry history. It wasn't a surprise. After all, Nevada results have been stellar for around two years and most of the publicly traded casino companies have said their results in jurisdictions outside…
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American Gaming Association reports casino gaming revenue nationwide
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Hofstra president Susan Poser debunks Sands casino as bad bet, urges local lawmakers to nix it

The president of Hofstra University is urging Long Island lawmakers to nix a plan for Las Vegas Sands Corp. to put a casino at the Nassau Coliseum near its campus - claiming it'll be more trouble than it's worth. "The casino proposed by Las Vegas Sands runs directly counter to the interests of our local population and will create dangers rather…
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Hofstra president Susan Poser debunks Sands casino as bad bet, urges local lawmakers to nix it
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Casino stakes high for Hempstead Town

But a small change tucked into the voluminous state budget could mean a massive multimillion-dollar windfall for the Town of Hempstead - if officials play their cards right. The change comes in how casino-related revenue will be divided up for municipalities outside of New York City. Previously, the formula worked so that the host county would…
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Casino stakes high for Hempstead Town
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Empire City Casino Blood Drive Is An Annual Jackpot For The Community

YONKERS, NY - A trip to the casino this month could very well save lives. Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts has partnered with the New York Blood Center to host a community blood drive on Thursday, May 11, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the second floor Uptown Room at Empire City Casino, located at 810 Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers. Blood donations can be…
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Coney Island leaders not feeling lucky about casino plan

A pitch to build a casino and entertainment complex in Coney Island got losing snake eyes from community leaders who voted against a gambling joint along Brooklyn's historic beach and boardwalk. Community Board 13 members overwhelmingly passed a resolution rejecting the plan, 23 to eight - with the chairwoman saying she didn't want to turn Coney…
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Coney Island leaders not feeling lucky about casino plan
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Las Vegas Sands Inks Nassau Coliseum Lease

Las Vegas Sands has agreed to lease the land needed for its Long Island megadevelopment, which could include a casino. The company's deal would give Sands control of the Nassau Coliseum property in Uniondale for the next 99 years, Newsday reported. The agreement is the first in a litany of steps that could bring full-scale gambling to Nassau…
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Las Vegas Sands Inks Nassau Coliseum Lease
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Long Island officials reach agreement to lease Nassau Coliseum to Sands for casino bid

Nassau County officials said Wednesday that they have reached a deal to transfer the lease for the Nassau Coliseum site to Las Vegas Sands, a major step in the gambling giant's push to win a coveted gaming license and bring a bustling casino to Long Island. The 99-year lease agreement does not guarantee that the Uniondale site where the New York…
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Long Island officials reach agreement to lease Nassau Coliseum to Sands for casino bid
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Mohegan seeking to boost NY casino bid odds by pledging local businesses support

Mohegan is seeking to boost its odds of securing one of New York's three commercial casino licenses to be made available for the downstate region. The company is pledging to support local small businesses and already signing up loyalty program partners in the Big Apple. The gaming and hospitality firm, controlled by the Mohegan Tribe in…
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Mohegan seeking to boost NY casino bid odds by pledging local businesses support
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Broadway group doubles down on Times Square casino opposition

A group of Broadway theater owners and producers is leading an effort to lower the curtain on plans for a Times Square casino. The Broadway League, a theater industry trade group, is joining forces with local restaurant owners to block a bid for a new gambling hub nearby. The group, called the "No Times Square Casino" Community Coalition, says that…
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Broadway group doubles down on Times Square casino opposition
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Casino and real estate magnates are looking to hit the jackpot in New York City

Soon, three new full-scale casino licenses will be issued in the New York City area, and business interests from across the globe are looking to get in on the action. Among those vying for the rights to develop their gambling and leisure megacomplexes - the licensing fee is $500 million with a minimum investment of another $500 million in the…
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Casino and real estate magnates are looking to hit the jackpot in New York City
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How do you convince Manhattanites a casino will be good for their neighborhood?

Casino companies are used to having a house advantage. But in the bidding process for three downstate casino licenses, it's the local communities that those companies are hoping to call home that just might have the edge. Roughly a dozen casino companies and real estate developers are mulling or planning on bidding for one of three casino licenses…
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How do you convince Manhattanites a casino will be good for their neighborhood?
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Hard Rock Cafe's Russia ties imperil bid for NY casino

Gaming operator Seminole Hard Rock's highly anticipated bid for a New York City casino license has been complicated by its business ties to Russia, sources told The Post. The ubiquitous Hard Rock brand - founded by Americans in London in 1971 and purchased by the Seminole Tribe of Florida in 2007 - has long been expected to announce its application…
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Hard Rock Cafe's Russia ties imperil bid for NY casino
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Indy Gaming: Expanded multi-state online gaming may not benefit Nevada

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz The inclusion of Michigan into the…
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Indy Gaming: Expanded multi-state online gaming may not benefit Nevada
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Bally's eyes NYC casino next to Trump's Bronx golf course

Gaming giant Bally's is betting on The Bronx - by proposing a casino next to the Trump Organization's public golf course at Ferry Point, The Post has learned. Sources familiar with the corporation's plan said its officials have engaged in discussions with the Trump Org about assigning 17 of the 300 acres on the site to Bally's to operate a…
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Bally's eyes NYC casino next to Trump's Bronx golf course
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'Slots' Of Change At Empire City Casino While You Were Away

YONKERS, NY - If you haven't been to the Empire City Casino in a while, you might be surprised how much has changed while you were gone. Empire City has announced they added 1000 new games. The casino's gaming floor is the sixth largest casino floor in the country and the largest of MGM Resorts properties. The upgrade promises to deliver a new…
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NYC casino bidding war: Latest entrant pitches huge hotel and Ferris wheel near UN

Are you ready for a high-rollin', high-flyin' time near the UN? Yet another entrant has joined the field in the fierce bidding war for a casino license in New York City - this time led by a billionaire developer who also wants to construct a huge Ferris wheel on vacant land just south of the United Nations. The wheel is the centerpiece of a joint…
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NYC casino bidding war: Latest entrant pitches huge hotel and Ferris wheel near UN
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Hard Rock, eyeing casino license, put chips behind Hochul

An executive from Seminole Hard Rock casino reportedly sent a brazen "pay to play" email solicitation urging associates to put their chips behind Kathy Hochul's campaign to be elected governor - as the firm makes an aggressive push to win a license to operate a gambling parlor in New York City. "Team, as we prepare for the final stretch of our…
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New York charging $500 million fee for NYC casino license

The operators awarded licenses to run any of the three New York City-area casinos will have to pay the state at least a $500 million fee for the chance at rolling the dice, according to new rules approved by a state siting board Tuesday. The New York Gaming Facility Board released the request for applications, which includes a rating system that…
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Las Vegas Sands eyes Nassau for new casino as applications open for downstate NY

Nassau County could become the home of a full-service casino and resort.The New York Gaming Facility Location Board voted on Tuesday to open up the application process for three downstate casinos.Voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2013 to allow the state to grant full-gaming licenses for up to seven private casinos statewide.The first…
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Las Vegas Sands eyes Nassau for new casino as applications open for downstate NY
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Latest NYC Casino Bid Includes a Ferris Wheel Near the UN

After more than two decades, a developer's megaproject could finally take root at the sprawling, fallow site near the United Nations headquarters in Midtown. Its latest bid: a proposal for Manhattan's first Vegas-style casino. Soloviev Group, the longtime owner of the 6.7-acre plot, said on Tuesday that it will partner with Mohegan, the casino and…
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Latest NYC Casino Bid Includes a Ferris Wheel Near the UN
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Las Vegas Sands Eyes Casino For NY's Long Island

Move over Macau and Singapore. Las Vegas Sands is betting on Long Island, unlike other city-centric developers spending millions to win a casino license in New York. All these new proposals are focusing on corporate meeting spaces and tourism boosts to the economy to turn the odds in their favor. Las Vegas Sands is pursuing a multi-billion flagship…
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Las Vegas Sands Eyes Casino For NY's Long Island
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Dozens Of Local Charities Hit The Jackpot At Empire City Casino

YONKERS, NY - There is a lot of fanfare when a winner hits a big payout at Empire City Casino, but arguably the most important payouts from the Hudson Valley institution benefit those who never set foot on the gaming floor. Support continues for Bronx and Westchester communities through Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives focusing on public…
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Dozens Of Local Charities Hit The Jackpot At Empire City Casino
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New York City is getting closer to a brand-new gaming paradise

New York, the city that never sleeps, offers many entertainment outlets to the ones visiting. You can head off to the Rockefeller center and Time Square, visit museums, watch a play at the West End, and even eat some yummy hotdogs. Yet, if you want to gamble in New York City, you must wait a couple of months. We only recently woke up to the news…
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New York City is getting closer to a brand-new gaming paradise
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High rollers vie for New York casino in Times Square

But the real estate honchos promising pomp and circumstance - namely, Related Companies at Hudson Yards and SL Green in Times Square - have to overcome something their money can't buy: A handful of local politicians who not only don't care about the flashy proposals, but are turned off by Manhattan's years-long transformation into a playground for…
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High rollers vie for New York casino in Times Square
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Mets owner Steve Cohen seeks Queens input while eyeing casino bid

Mets owner Steve Cohen wants input from locals in Queens about the future of the property around Citi Field as he eyes submitting a bid to open a casino near the stadium. Cohen announced Monday he'll be hosting a Jan. 7 public "visioning session" at Citi Field in Flushing to discuss ideas to "re-imagine space" around the ballpark. "For months, we…
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Saks Fifth Avenue Owner Unveils Plan for Casino at NYC Store

The race to build New York's first full-service casino is going upscale. Hudson's Bay Company, the owner of the Saks Fifth Avenue department store chain, said it would bid with the state to convert the top three floors of its flagship store in Midtown Manhattan into a Monte Carlo-style casino. The project is one in a growing list of bids to secure…
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Las Vegas Sands Corp. to build Long Island casino resort

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is proposing to build a multibillion-dollar resort on Long Island, New York, as part of a bid for one of three downstate New York casino licenses. Las Vegas Sands said Thursday it has entered into agreements to purchase the long-term lease of the site that's currently home to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The…
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Las Vegas Sands Corp. to build Long Island casino resort
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New York Senator Wants Big Apple Casinos Licensed This Year

A New York lawmaker is pushing for full casinos to be licensed in the New York City area this year. Sen. Joseph Addabbo, D-Queens, told Gambling.com he doesn't want the licensing process for three Las Vegas-style casinos in the metropolitan area to "linger." Addabbo is chairman of the state Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering. Any delay…
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New York Senator Wants Big Apple Casinos Licensed This Year
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Las Vegas Sands Pitches Nassau Coliseum for New York Casino

Sensing opportunity, the Las Vegas Sands entered New York's casino sweepstakes, setting its sights outside of the city. The Sands entered into an agreement to purchase the long-term lease of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum site in Uniondale on Long Island, News 12 Long Island reported. Financial terms of the agreement, which requires further…
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Las Vegas Sands Pitches Nassau Coliseum for New York Casino
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Sands joins downstate NY casino race with multi-billion dollar Long Island bid

Las Vegas Sands announced Thursday it will bid for a multi-billion dollar casino at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum site on Long Island, New York. The company's move to pursue an opportunity in the Empire State follows a New York Gaming Facility Location Board vote earlier this month that opened up the application process for three downstate…
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Sands joins downstate NY casino race with multi-billion dollar Long Island bid
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No Mention From Governor, But New York Casino Process Moving Along

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke for nearly an hour during her State of the State Address Tuesday, mentioning sweeping, expensive proposals for mental health, housing, inflation, security, and energy policies before mentioning that those ideas were just the "tip of the iceberg" of what she'd like to accomplish. "I know most of you cannot wait to…
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No Mention From Governor, But New York Casino Process Moving Along
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Steve Cohen Meets With Locals to Discuss Casino Plans

New York Mets team owner Steve Cohen met with more than 500 Queen residents last Saturday to solicit inputs on how to best develop the area around CitiField, including the possibility of bringing a casino to the Willets Point property. Cohen and the local community members talked about how to turn the long-dormant property into an all-weather and…
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Steve Cohen Meets With Locals to Discuss Casino Plans
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New York moves toward Downstate casino licenses by appointing first siting board members

New York gambling regulators took Monday a step forward toward the proposed casino expansion for the New York City metropolitan area by naming officials to a board set to oversee siting for the projects. The Gaming Commission named former New York City Housing Commissioner Vicki Been, New York Women's Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Quenia…
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Empire City Casino applies for full-scale casino status

Some of the world's top casino operators and world developers are nowsubmitting their applications to open a full-scale casino here in downstate New York.The application process officially opened yesterday, after the state'sgaming committee unanimously voted to issue a request for applications.This could meanimmense growth for MGM Resorts' Empire…
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New York State to Accept Gambling Companies’ Applications for Full-Scale Casino with $500-Million License Fee

On January 3rd, 2023, New York officials confirmed that the state's bid to hand out three operating permits for full-scale casinos will go as planned after they unanimously approved the beginning of the formal application process for gambling companies. Each of the licenses will cost at least $500 million. The Gaming Facility Location Board had a…
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New York State to Accept Gambling Companies’ Applications for Full-Scale Casino with $500-Million License Fee
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Racino operators may bid big to open casinos in New York City

Racino operators at Aqueduct and Yonkers were expected toput in bids of at least $500 million each to try to win the right to open anyof three new casinos in and around New York City, according to media reportsthis week. The state Gaming Facility Location Board in New Yorkapproved the terms of engagement Tuesday. It opened the bid process for…
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Racino operators may bid big to open casinos in New York City
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New York's iGaming regulator is charging a $500 million fee for city casino license

Once licensed to operate any of New York state's three casinos, the operators are required to pay the state at least a $500 million fee for the gambling license, under new rules authorized by the state's site committee announced Tuesday. Request for applications: The filling was revealed by the New York Gaming Board, known as New York's iGaming…
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New York's iGaming regulator is charging a $500 million fee for city casino license
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New York City could be getting a casino

Las Vegas has the New York, New York casino on the strip. Now New York City might be in line for a bit of Las Vegas. The state's Gaming Facility Location Board has opened up the application process for three full-fledged casinos in the state. Caesars Entertainment has already expressed interest in opening a casino in Times Square and is likely to…
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New York City could be getting a casino
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New York State officials approve rules for casino license bidding process

New York State officials have released the criteria they will use to determine how up to three new casino licenses will be awarded. The operators awarded licenses to run any of the New York City-area properties will have to pay the state at least a $500 million fee for the permits, according to the rules the New York Gaming Facility Board approved…
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New York State officials approve rules for casino license bidding process
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New York Casino Location Board Ready For Big Apple Applicants

The panel charged with determining where to locate New York City-area casinos issued a request for applications (RFA) on Tuesday in its first public meeting, signaling the start of the expensive, high-stakes competition for the three licenses being dangled. The Gaming Facility Location Board, part of the New York State Gaming Commission, announced…
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New York Casino Location Board Ready For Big Apple Applicants
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Slot machines over Broadway: Caesars Entertainment the latest to bet on NYC casino license

In a few years, the unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks at the Olive Garden might not be the only jackpot that awaits tourists heading to New York City's Times Square. Developer SL Green Corporation and Caesars Entertainment - owner of casino resort brands like Caesars Palace and Harrah's - want to put a casino in a skyscraper at 1515 Broadway in…
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Very Merry Westchester Resident Wins $1M Jackpot At Empire City Casino

YONKERS, NY - A Yonkers man found out he was on Santa's nice list in a big way, winning an over $1M jackpot. Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts announced that one lucky player received an early holiday present and became the newest member of the Empire City millionaire club. Leo R., of Yonkers, hit the largest jackpot of 2022, winning $1088271 with…
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Gov. Kathy Hochul weighs bill to let criminals work in New York casinos

Gov. Kathy Hochul has a piece of legislation sitting on her desk that would allow casino operators to hire a diverse range of convicted felons - from drug peddlers to killers. The measure was sent on Tuesday to the governor for her signature or veto after passing the state Senate and Assembly by big bipartisan margins in June. Current law bars…
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Gov. Kathy Hochul weighs bill to let criminals work in New York casinos
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All You Need to Know About Casino Deposit & No-deposit Bonuses

YONKERS, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY - December 22, 2022 - When you play at a casino, there are many different types of bonuses that can be useful for you. Each bonus has its own rules and requirements, but they all share the same goal: they give players more chances to win real money while enjoying their favourite casino games. You don't have to be a…
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A Deeper Look At New York's Powerful Casino Location Board

Investor and restaurateur Ken Sturm has been doing business in Times Square for more than three decades. The owner of Bacall's Steakhouse on West 44th Street and the world-famous Ellen's Stardust Diner (named after his mother) on Broadway and 52nd Street, Sturm has seen what the pandemic has done to the heart of Manhattan. He thinks it's time the…
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A Deeper Look At New York's Powerful Casino Location Board
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Smoking ban no threat to casino revenue, report says

Two Southern Nevada gaming and tourism industry experts envision a time when Las Vegas casinos will ban smoking, but they say it won't happen overnight. And the gaming industry won't lead the effort, even after a Las Vegas company has issued a report suggesting that ending smoking in casinos will not result in significant financial harm to the…
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Smoking ban no threat to casino revenue, report says
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In the cards: Empire City Casino GM discusses expansion plans if it acquires coveted gaming license

The future of New York's gambling sector could soon start to take shape, as the state Gaming Commission is expected to formally release applications for three full-scale gaming licenses downstate.It's a decision that could have a dramatic impact on the Yonkers economy if MGM receives one of the coveted licenses for Empire City Casino.Ed Domingo,…
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Times Square May Get One of the Few Spectacles It Lacks: A Casino

Times Square, New York City's famed Crossroads of the World, could hardly be considered lacking. It has dozens of Broadway theaters, swarms of tourists, costumed characters and noisy traffic, all jostling for space with office workers who toil in the area. Now one of the city's biggest commercial developers is pitching something that Times Square…
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Blackjack On Broadway: Caesars Palace Casino May Come To Times Square

Caesars Entertainment unveiled plans Thursday to develop a massive casino resort on Broadway in the heart of Times Square amid the already bright and boisterous neighborhood, as the highly lucrative battle to bring gambling to Manhattan heats up. Caesars Palace Times Square would be located at 1515 Broadway- once home to MTV's famous Times Square…
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Blackjack On Broadway: Caesars Palace Casino May Come To Times Square
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Ultimate jackpot: Empire City Casino GM discusses what's at stake if it gets coveted gaming license

The future of New York's gambling sector could soon start to take shape, as the state Gaming Commission is expected to formally release applications for three full-scale gaming licenses downstate.It's a decision that could have a dramatic impact on the Yonkers economy if MGM receives one of the coveted licenses for Empire City Casino.Ed Domingo,…
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Casino State of Mind: Jay-Z Joins SL Green Bid

You can't knock the hustle of SL Green Realty and Caesars Entertainment. The companies behind the Times Square casino bid at 1515 Broadway brought in rapper and business mogul Jay-Z to add to their effort to win one of the few licenses soon to be available, the New York Post first reported. Roc Nation, the Brooklyn native's company, announced…
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Casino State of Mind: Jay-Z Joins SL Green Bid
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Jay-Z In Times Square Casino State Of Mind

Developers and casino operators are pulling out all the stops in their pursuit of one of the New York City-area casino licenses being dangled by the New York State Gaming Commission as the selection process draws closer. Brooklyn native Jay-Z and his Roc Nation entertainment agency have joined a group of investors pushing for a Las Vegas-style…
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Jay-Z In Times Square Casino State Of Mind
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Jay Z Ties-up With Caesars for NYC Times Square Casino

The eleventh-hour interloper in the multi-corporation gold rush for just three downstate New York casino licenses has upped the ante by adding star power to its pitch. Jay-Z and his world famous entertainment agency, Roc Nation For their Times Square casino project, the New York Post revealed Sunday, Caesars Entertainment and New York property…
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Jay Z Ties-up With Caesars for NYC Times Square Casino
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Tioga Downs Patron Triggers Blackjack Jackpot

Last week, Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols, New York State, informed of an exciting blackjack win. The management of the casino property announced that a patron has managed to win more than a US$300000 prize through the casino's game of Blazing 7's Hot Shot Progressive jackpot. And what is more impressive is that he won the prize with only a…
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Lucky Winner: Westchester County Man Wins $925K Jackpot At Casino

A lucky Westchester County man has won the largest jackpot of the year at a popular casino in the county. Walter from Yonkers, who did not release his last name, won a $925488 jackpot at Empire City Casino after betting $20 on the IGT Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars slot machine, according to an announcement by the casino from Tuesday, Nov. 15. The…
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Las Vegas Sands looking at Long Island sites for casino

One of the world's largest gambling businesses, Las Vegas Sands Corp., is looking to build a casino on Long Island at the suggestion of its senior vice president David A. Paterson, a former New York governor. "We don't know where the location is at this point," Paterson said in a Newsday interview on Thursday. "But I'm the one who suggested that…
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Las Vegas Sands looking at Long Island sites for casino
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Related Companies and Wynn to Bid for New Casino in Midtown Manhattan

One of New York City's most prolific developers on Thursday announced that it was teaming up with a Las Vegas gambling giant to bid on a casino in Midtown Manhattan. The bid by Related Companies, the developer of Hudson Yards, and Wynn Resorts represents the first publicly announced bid for one of three new casino licenses open to city…
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Do Casinos and Big Cities Mix? Some Major Real Estate Developers Think So

Thousands of miles east of Las Vegas, big-name developers are clamoring for a rare casino license in one of the most densely-populated cities in the country. A long-in-the-works set of licenses, which will cost at least $500 million each, are up for grabs in New York state, which has led to a rush of bids from companies including Manhattan's…
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Do Casinos and Big Cities Mix? Some Major Real Estate Developers Think So
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A Casino Atop Saks? Lobbyists Push for Manhattan Gambling Site

A Monaco-style casino atop Saks Fifth Avenue, across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral. A gambling den with East River views, alongside a popular wedding venue. A Hard Rock casino in the center of Times Square. In the next several days, as part of state budget negotiations, Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislative leaders may well hash out a deal…
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The New York Times

5 Things to Know About NYC-Area Casinos That May Be Coming

Whether New Yorkers are ready or not, casinos will soon be coming to the New York City area. Precisely how soon and how many remains to be determined. What we know now is that in April, New York State approved the issuance of three new casino licenses intended for the area. Technically, one or more of the licenses could be issued to a casino…
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The New York Times

If New York City Gets Las Vegas-Style Casinos, What Else Will It Get?

Before too long, New Yorkers and the millions of tourists who visit the city every year may have a new way to test their luck - and part with their money - amid the bright lights and skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan: hands of blackjack or spins of the roulette wheel inside a new casino with all the trappings of Las Vegas, down to the incessant…
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Three casino licenses approved for NYC area; here’s what we know

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- New York State's fiscal year 2023 budget has been officially signed into law, fast-tracking a possible jackpot for New York City with up to three full casino licenses on the way. The Class III licenses would allow poker and other table games, slot machines and retail sports betting. The state is still establishing the process…
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Saratoga Casino, Yankees owners, Cowboys, Chickasaw tribe NYC casino license

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Casino and Raceway is joining forces with a real estate investment group, a Native American tribe, and an affiliate of the Yankees baseball team to pursue a license to open what, if awarded, would be one of three full-service casinos in the New York City area in coming years. "We haven't put anything formally into…
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Saratoga Casino, Yankees owners, Cowboys, Chickasaw tribe NYC casino license
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Major Competition for NY License as Thor Equities invests $3 billion

Thor Equities, a real estate development, leasing, and management firm, has made a 3 billion dollar bid to build a new casino and entertainment venue at Coney Island, Brooklyn, with the backing of its partners Saratoga Casino Holdings, Legends and Chickasaw Nation. The race for a New York license: In 2013, New York authorities accepted casinos for…
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Major Competition for NY License as Thor Equities invests $3 billion
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Thor Equities Rolls Out $3B Bid For New York City Casino

Commercial real estate firm Thor Equities is the latest major developer to throw its hat in the ring for a casino license. The New York-based firm announced last week it has partnered with Saratoga Casino Holdings, Legends, and the Chickasaw Nation in a bid to develop a new casino and entertainment venue within Brooklyn's famed Coney Island. The $3…
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Thor Equities Rolls Out $3B Bid For New York City Casino
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Chickasaw Nation, partners propose Coney Island casino

The Chickasaw Nation hopes to play a part in opening a new chapter in the storied history of Coney Island in New York, known as the birthplace of amusement parks in the United States. The state of New York has planned to issue three new casino licenses in 2023, and the Chickasaw Nation has joined in a venture that has proposed development of not…
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Chickasaw Nation, partners propose Coney Island casino
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Lucky Winner: Man Wins $925K Jackpot At Hudson Valley Casino

A lucky Westchester County man has won the largest jackpot of the year at a popular casino in the county. Walter from Yonkers, who did not release his last name, won a $925488 jackpot at Empire City Casino after betting $20 on the IGT Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars slot machine, according to an announcement by the casino from Tuesday, Nov. 15. The…
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