State Lawmaker Proposes Legislation To Block OTB Gaming Parlors On Long IslandA state lawmaker is introducing new legislation to prohibit the Off-Track Betting Corporation from building gambling parlors on Long Island.
Off-Track Betting, Long Island Residents Fight Over Proposed Video Gambling ParlorMore than a year ago, New York State approved video gambling in Nassau County, but residents now say it's a gamble they don't want to take.
Nassau County Executive Expresses Opposition To Casino At Former Fortunoff SiteNassau County Executive Ed Mangano took to Twitter on Monday to announce he's against the casino-style gaming parlor proposed for the old Fortunoff site in Westbury.
Controversial Nassau County Mini-Casino Months Away From Becoming A RealityAs a controversial mini-casino becomes a reality on Long Island, residents of Nassau County want to know its location and hours.
New York Assemblyman Calls For Betting Machines To Return To NYC BarsAssemblyman Micah Kellner said that New York has been deprived of a legal way to bet on horse racing. They were in just a few spots, Kellner said, and they used to bring in $165 million a year.
NYC Counsel Warns Of OTB Retirees Losing BenefitsCorporation Counsel Michael Cardozo said the City cannot be called on to bail out the state's public benefit corporations. The OTB filed a motion to withdraw its bankruptcy reorganization petition Wednesday, saying it plans to close.
NY Racing Board OKs Steps To Bolster NY BettingThe board approved letting several betting entities start the process immediately, which would dramatically reduce delays for bettors to sign up.
NY Racing Board Reacts To OTB ClosingJohn Sabini, the state racing chairman, called an emergency board meeting to look at streamlining the process for New York City OTB bettors to quickly sign up for Internet betting on state-regulated sites.
NY Senate Weighs OTB Rescue Before Doors ShutThe livelihoods of about 1,000 Off-Track Betting Corp. employees are caught in a political struggle in New York's Senate, which is now weighing two rescue plans.
OTB Postpones Closing; Final Rescue Effort TuesdayThe OTB board agreed in an emergency session to wait until Tuesday's special session of the state Senate to make a decision on a shut down.
NYC Off-Track Betting Board Votes To Shut DownThe 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.
Officials Warn NYC Off-Track Betting Could Shut DownOfficials 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.