Issues: Gaming

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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Legislators, Advocates Call On Governor Paterson To Restore Funding For State Parks And Historic Sites

Senator Jose M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D- Setauket), Chairs of the Assembly and Senate Committees overseeing State Parks, joined with colleagues from both sides of the aisle and advocates on Wednesday to discuss and oppose the devastating cuts to parks in Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed Executive Budget for FY 2010-11.

March 3, 2010
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WHY WE MUST WORK TO MOVE FORWARD ON AQUEDUCT PROJECT

 

 

New York State approved VLT gambling for Aqueduct Racetrack eight years ago. Now, two Governors later, VLTs are still not up and running at Aqueduct, a community's in a frustrated limbo, and our cash-strapped state is still not realizing much-needed income. 

February 25, 2010
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Griffo Says That Snow Job is Unacceptable

GRIFFO SAYS THAT SNOW JOB IS UNACCEPTABLE

State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today condemned the Governor’s Budget proposal to “sweep” $5 million dollars from the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund into the general fund over the next several years. 

February 16, 2010
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Racing, Gaming, Wagering Committee Meeting held on February 9, 2010

Video: 28 minutes

Agenda:

New York State Senator Eric Adams, Chairman, convened a meeting of his Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering at 9:30 AM Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in Room 124 of the Capitol. 

 

The first order of business was remarks, followed by the questioning of Charles J Diamond, Governor Paterson’s nominee to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.  The committee then took up its legislative agenda, consisting of the following bills:

February 11, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator Eric Adams, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 124 CAP

February 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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