del Lago Resort & Casino

Sports betting will officially open at del Lago Resort & Casino on Friday afternoon. The casino is partnering with the online sports betting company DraftKings.


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

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?

Albany is apparently seeing a growing problem with gambling addiction and is allowing the state's public addiction treatment centers to provide more beds for problem gamblers.

The Buffalo Connection: David Milch

Apr 25, 2016
Jenna Schoenefeld

Tim O'Shei of The Buffalo News has been traveling around the country profiling people who were raised or educated in Western New York and have gone on to become pop culture influencers. His series is called The Buffalo Connection.

Sunday's paper included his third installment, a profile of David Milch, the creator of TV shows like NYPD Blue and Deadwood. The Milch story also marks the beginning of a collaboration between WBFO and The Buffalo News, with O'Shei producing a radio piece for each profile. 

O'Shei reports from Santa Monica, California, where Milch, at 71, is rebuilding his life while working on his next projects for HBO.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is broadening his pursuit of online fantasy sports businesses.

OTBs face fiscal turmoil

Sep 28, 2015
New York State

As competition for gambling dollars has intensified, the state's fiscal watchdog is warning that New York's Off-Track Betting corporations could face fiscal insolvency.

A professional hockey player who spent time with the Buffalo Sabres has admitted being part of an illegal sports betting business. 

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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 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.

A University at Buffalo researcher is starting a new study looking at gambling among elderly Asians in New York City.

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.

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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.