Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's posts related to Gaming

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. 

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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).

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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.

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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. 

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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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ADDABBO: SENATE COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING TO DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF HORSE RACING IN THE STATE AND AT AQUEDUCT

Queens, NY, February 7, 2010 -- The Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming & Wagering held a hearing in Albany on the future of horse racing and gaming in New York State.  Chaired by Senator John J. Bonacic (R-Middletown), the Senate panel included  Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the committee.    

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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON POLLS OF NEW YORKERS WHO SUPPORT AMENDING NYS CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW CASINO GAMBLING

Queens, NY, October 3, 2011 NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) intends to work towards beginning the process of legalizing full casino gaming at Resorts World in Queens, ‘similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas’ following the release of a recent Quinnipiac University poll of New Yorkers who support full casino gaming:  56 percent vs. 37 percent of NYS and NYC voters overall support casinos; 58 percent vs.

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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON RESORTS WORLD OPENING AT AQUEDUCT

Queens, NY, October 18, 2011NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) released the following statement on the long-awaited opening of Resorts World New York at Aqueduct: 

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ADDABBO SUPPORTS RAISING LEGAL AGE FOR GAMBLING IN STATE TO 21

Pitfalls of Gambling Among Youth Cited

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