NYC OTB: Tuesday Deadline Critical

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. President Greg Rayburn said Tuesday was another critical deadline for the ailing bookmaking agency’s future.

Rayburn said the OTB needs a deal with its unions representing 1,300 workers or it will void its labor contracts. He argued the action is allowed during bankruptcy proceedings.

Tuesday was the deadline for employees to sign up for an early retirement incentive, which could go a long way toward reducing personnel costs.

Rayburn said the reduction is necessary for OTB to continue its operations under a new structure that relies more on automated betting.

He said if his preferred plan fails, OTB could face liquidation.

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  • leonard euler

    OTB, public benefit corporations, to lazy to avail themselves of their ability to obtain a FREE Informal Opinion from the NY State Attorney General on whether they have the right to open and make money (eg does NY PML Sec 105 apply to them) and whether NY PML Sec 105 is contitutionally defensible (eg whether it violates the rights of NY Bettors secured by NY Const. Art. 1, Sec. 3).

    Help us bet whenever we want Joe Bruno. You have a thinking lawyer!

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