Issues: Racing

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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June 24, 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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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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A long shot at Aqueduct

 Times Union Editorial, First published: Friday, April 16, 2010  Talk about a losing streak. It's been nine years since New York decided that there was an untapped jackpot at the Aqueduct Race Track, namely the money it could make from video slot machines. Nine years, and still no contract or a franchise to oversee the action that's estimated to be worth about $300 million a year

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April 16, 2010
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Little, McDonald, Jordan and Golden Push Expedited, Open VLT Selection Process

SENATORS GOLDEN, MCDONALD, LITTLE JOIN ASSEMBLYMAN JORDAN TO CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO SELECT AQUEDUCT VLT VENDOR

April 13, 2010
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April 7, 2010
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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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