A proposal to build a major Long Island casino with video slot machines is part of closed-door negotiations to expand casino gambling in New York, according to the head of the Nassau County Off-Track Betting Corp. and a legislative bill.
Around countless corners, the weird, unexpected, edgy, grimy New York–the town that so many looked to for so long as a relief from cookie-cutter America–has evolved into something else entirely: tamed, prepackaged, even predictable.
The unanimous vote of the OTB board came with a plea for the state Senate to return to Albany and vote for a rescue and reorganization plan.
A state bailout of New York City Off-Track Betting is still alive after the state Legislature failed to approve it Monday.
Officials are warning that the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. could be forced to shut down in December unless state lawmakers approve a bailout of the operation.
New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. President Greg Rayburn said Tuesday was another critical deadline for the ailing bookmaking agency’s future.