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Gambling regulators in New York have voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos.

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The Seneca Nation of Indians has received a setback from the U.S. Department of the Interior in its fight with New York State over casino revenue-sharing payments.

The woman behind the slots at Seneca Gaming

Jun 6, 2019
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Holly Gagnon is one of the few female CEOs in the gaming industry, but the third at Seneca Gaming Corporation. June marks her second anniversary leading four entertainment facilities in Western New York, which boast some 15 million guests per year served by more than 3,600 employees. June also is expected to reveal the completion of a $40 million renovation project that Gagnon said will "change the entire gateway" to Niagara Falls. WBFO's Marian Hetherly sat down with her to talk games of chance.

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Casino revenue payments to localities remain on hold, as New York State and the Seneca Nation continue their dispute over the gaming compact that allowed Nation casinos to operate. The Seneca Nation is now calling on the U.S. Department of the Interior to review the compact, after a state panel ruled against them.

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Gambling casino companies are pressing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature to allow them to open gaming centers in New York City as part of the new state budget. There are a number of obstacles to overcome, but the proposal may seem tempting to lawmakers, who are strapped for cash this year.

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Upstate New York casinos authorized to offer sports gambling could be accepting wagers by Memorial Day weekend.

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A recent US Supreme Court decision will allow states to legalize wagering on individual sporting events.

Is sports betting inevitable in New York State?

May 14, 2018
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On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a federal ban on sports betting is unconstitutional. The ruling, based on a New Jersey case, allows states to decide for themselves whether to allow it. New York State allows gaming, from Native-run casinos to racinos that host video slots to Off-Track Betting centers. The Supreme Court ruling raises the question: will sports betting soon join the list of gambling options in the state?


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Todd Gates almost met Tuesday to talk about casino revenues.

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A downtown Buffalo casino is nearly finished with its $40 million dollar expansion. Casino officials invited local reporters to preview some of the new additions Thursday.


It's too soon to tell just how successful Ontario's entry into online gambling has been. But it could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars to a province that is in dire need of cash. 

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The mayor of Niagara Falls isn't getting very far with his call to offer free booze to gamblers in order to boost the number of visitors at Ontario casinos. The proposed moved was a bid to stem the continuing loss of gambling revenues.

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The success of Proposition Number One, the ballot amendment to expand casino gambling, and the failure of the last amendment, to allow judges to serve until age 80, are both wins for Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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New Yorkers will decide Tuesday whether they want to allow seven new gambling casinos in the state.

A state Supreme Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York.

A State Supreme court judge heard arguments Friday on whether the State Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure’s passage.

A new poll finds language on a ballot amendment to portray the expansion of casino gambling in positive light is working and the measure is gaining support among potential voters.

Another anti-gambling group has released a study debunking Governor Cuomo’s and the legislature’s claims about the benefits of permitting more casinos gambling in New York. So far, opponents have been more vocal than supporters about the November 5 ballot referendum.

Governor Cuomo says it’s now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York State. He’s signed into law a plan build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state’s constitution in order for it to move forward.

Deals have been reached between Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders on siting new casinos and creating tax free zones at college campuses. But a bill on abortion rights was struggling, and reform measures appear dead for the session.

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A reported change to New York's casino expansion bill could lead to more gambling sites even if voters reject the effort.

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A local member of the Native American community is warning of a possible demonstration against the governor's proposed casino in Western New York.


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After months of talking, Governor Cuomo has finally released his proposal for expanding casino gambling, with hundreds of pages of legal sections.

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Over the past week, the State of New York has reached casino rights agreements with two Native American tribes: the Oneidas in Central New York and the Mohawks in the North Country. That leaves the Seneca Nation in Western New York as the last remaining tribe whose dispute with the state is still unresolved.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday outlined the details of his plan to site three gambling casinos in upstate New York.

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A statewide referendum on whether to allow non-Indian casino gaming in New York may not be on the ballot this November. Governor Andrew Cuomo says this is not an ideal year for a public vote due to a lack of statewide political races that will bring voters to the polls.

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Governor Cuomo says the state legislature should have no role in deciding where possible future casinos should be located in New York State. 

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As the financial losses continue to mount for the City of Niagara Falls, Mayor Paul Dyster is welcoming Governor Cuomo's plans for more casinos.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he does not want to see his casino proposal "politicized" by the State Legislature. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo doesn't want any more casinos in Western New York and is apparently trying to make peace with the Seneca Nation of Indians.

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