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Two Aqueduct casino workers busted for kickback scheme

Two employees at Aqueduct’s Resorts World New York Casino have been charged with grand larceny and forgery for a scam that netted them $2,000 in kickbacks.  The New York Daily News says 29-year-old Moises Jones and 33-year-old Rolanda Roberts were arrested after handing out bogus comp cards to gamblers in exchange for a bit of […]

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Pricci: Paying a visit to the new Big A

Horse Race Insider John Pricci paid his first visit this week to the Resorts World Casino New York City at Aqueduct Race Track.  It was quite the eye-opening experience for the New York racing veteran, but he came away mostly impressed: “There is a racetrack here, remember, and when you step outside onto the mezzanine, […]

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NY tribes, tracks make opposing cases for expanded gaming

The debate over another round of expanded gambling in New York began in earnest Wednesday at a state Senate hearing where Native American tribes and New York racetracks pitched their opposing viewpoints. A new coalition of tracks that already have video lottery terminals wants the state to approve Vegas-style table gaming at those sites.  The […]

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New York tracks to lobby for Vegas-style games

The New York Gaming Association, which represents the state’s racinos, plans to lobby state lawmakers Wednesday to support the addition of Vegas-style table games at New York racetracks.  Currently, only video lottery terminals/slot machines are allowed.  Governor Andrew Cuomo recently said his administration is studying the possibility of adding more gambling options at existing casinos, […]

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NYRA unveils 21 potential improvement projects for Saratoga

Press Release The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today a menu of 21 potential capital improvement projects for Saratoga Race Course designed to secure the historic nature of the race track while enhancing the facilities and overall fan experience. The project menu includes major improvements, upgrades and renovations to the backstretch and frontside […]

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Purse prospects lure McPeek to New York full-time

Trainer Kenny McPeek has decided to stable full-time at Belmont Park starting this fall, marking a departure from his usual routine.  McPeek tells the Blood-Horse the draw is the promise of higher purses due to expected casino revenues: “Thanks to the VLTs going into Aqueduct and the uncertain state of racing in Kentucky beyond Keeneland […]

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Aqueduct casino adds another 141 full-time jobs

Press Release Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY) and The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) have reached an agreement for the casino to operate select food and beverage venues at Aqueduct Racetrack, executives from the organizations announced today. With the addition of these outlets, RWNY will add 141 full-time positions from management level […]

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NY breeders anxious for Aqueduct casino revenues to kick in

The Daily Racing Form looks at the prospects for the Resorts World New York at Aqueduct casino giving a much-needed boost to the state’s breeding and racing industries.  Once it opens in October, the casino could provide an extra $40 million in purse money and another $6 million to breeders.  More from DRF: “There are […]

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Another delay for Aqueduct racino

Aqueduct’s new racino, originally set to open this spring, then in September, may now be delayed until October, writes Paul Post in Thoroughbred Times. The news came during a presentation by Resorts World New York Casino contractor Genting made June 20 before the New York Franchise Oversight Board. Roofing and asbestos abatement issues at Aqueduct […]

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