Issues: Gaming

Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On Senate Session Tuesday, December 7th

I am calling the Senate back into session on Tuesday, December 7th to vote on the proposed reorganization of the New York City Off Track Betting Corporation. I have spoken to our colleagues across the aisle to urge bipartisan cooperation and action on this and other outstanding issues before the state, such as appropriating federal funding to keep our educators working. New York faces extraordinarily difficult times and tough choices, but the decision to meet our obligation and work together should be unanimous. In the past, when Democrats and Republicans have worked together, the results worked for New Yorkers. This week, we must once again push aside partisan divides and unite behind our shared responsibility to put the best interests of the people first.

December 2, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.ON NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL & COMPTROLLER SIGNING OFF ON AQUEDUCT GENTING BID

Queens, NY, September 13, 2010 – "Now that the NYS Attorney General and State Comptroller have signed off on the Aqueduct proposal, I am optimistic that the final necessary procedures can be expediently completed, so that we move toward the realization of local jobs and economic benefit from the site. I look forward to working with Genting New York, NYRA and all entities involved for the well-being and interests of our communities."

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September 13, 2010
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Senate Majority Conference Announces Its Acceptance Of The Division Of The Lottery’s Selection Of Genting New York To Operate VLTs At Aqueduct

Today, led by Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, Senate Racing and Wagering Chair, Eric Adams, and Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., the Senate Majority Conference announced its acceptance of the Division of the Lottery’s selection of Genting New York to operate the Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at Aqueduct Racetrack. “Nothing is more important than creating jobs. The acceptance of Genting puts New York on the fast track to rebuild our local and state economy through sound economic development and immediate and long-term job creation,” said Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson. 

August 10, 2010
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August 10, 2010
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Creating New Jobs At Aqueduct: Majority Hosts Public Prentation On Getting Proposal For Aqueduct Racino

The Senate Majority Conference will host the state Division of Lottery (DOL) today for a presentation viewable to the public regarding the proposal by Genting, an international firm recommended by DOL, to develop and operate Aqueduct racino. Genting has pledged $380 million to the state for Aqueduct rights. The firm has also submitted a robust job creation plan – a priority of the Democratic Majority – including a focus on partnering with minority and women owned businesses. This is the first time a proposal like this has been open for public viewing, and can be seen today at 1PM online at http://www.livestream.com/nysenate 

August 9, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, Promotes Transparency in Government by Hosting a Live Internet Screening of Next Step in Aqueduct VLT Selection Process

NYS Senator Eric Adams, Racing, Wagering and Gaming Committee Chair, champions transparency in government by hosting a premier video conference and simultaneous internet livestream.

 On Monday, August 9th, Senator Adams harnessed technology to provide a video conference and internet livestream of Genting New York's development proposal for Aqueduct Racetrack.

Genting New York was recommended to Governor Paterson by the New York Lottery as the corporation to develop the Aqueduct project. Genting will present its proposal to Senator Adams and racing stakeholders.

August 8, 2010
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ADDABBO’S AQUEDUCT-GENTING SELECTION STATEMENT

Queens, NY, August 3, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate's Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee, today issued the following statement on the winning Aqueduct bidder:  “Today’s selection by the New York Lottery of Genting New York LLC,  means that finally, after almost a decade-long process, the future of Aqueduct Racetrack and the surrounding communities looks bright.”  According to sources at New York Lottery, Genting was chosen for their professionalism and for their understanding of the needs of the community. 

August 3, 2010
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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.: AQUEDUCT STATEMENT

Queens, NY, July 7, 2010 – “After evaluating the recent decision by the New York Lottery regarding the future of Aqueduct Racetrack, I intend to continue my position of making every effort to work cooperatively with whomever is selected to operate at Aqueduct for the sake of my constituents.

July 7, 2010
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ADDABBO ANNOUNCES FRANCHISE OVERSIGHT BOARD FOR NYC OTB

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo,  Jr. (D-Queens) today announced committee passage of legislation which would create a New York State Franchise Oversight Board (FOB).

June 15, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator Eric Adams, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Room 915 LOB

June 8, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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New York State Senator Eric Adams helps obtain loan to prevent shut-down of New York racetracks

NYS Senator Eric Adams Helps Obtain Loan to Prevent Shut-Down of New York Racetracks

New York State Senator Eric Adams has worked with other legislators to make available a $25 million loan to the New York Racing Association (NYRA), the entity that supervises horseracing in our State.  The line of credit will enable NYRA to keep its tracks open for the remainder of 2010.

May 28, 2010
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BUFFALO SABRES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION JOINS SENATOR BILL STACHOWSKI TO CALL FOR RAISING LIMITS ON PRIZES: Change In Law Would Mean More Charitable Contributions To Local Not-For-Profits

5/18/10

Hockey greats Larry Playfair, Rob Ray and Bobby Nystrom joined Senator Bill Stachowski (D, Lake View)  in Albany today to add their support to legislation (S.7801) introduced this week by Senator Stachowski  to allow the Sabres Alumni Association and other not-for-profits to increase their charitable contributions by raising the value of prizes that can be awarded.

May 18, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIESTHIS COMMITTEE HAS NO VIDEO RECORD.

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator Eric Adams, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Room 915 LOB

May 4, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Assembles Racing Industry Stakeholders to Solve the NYC OTB Financial Crisis

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NYS Senator Eric Adams Assembles Racing Industry Stakeholders to Solve the NYC OTB Financial Crisis

March 15, 2010
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Statement Of Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

Nothing is more important than creating jobs and keeping our economy moving. Since joining the selection process, I have consistently supported the selection of a bidder capable of breaking ground quickly to give New Yorkers the opportunity for gainful employment during these tough economic times.

March 11, 2010
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