New Yorkers Boosting New Jersey Betting Revenue

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

New Yorkers are as it turns out, full-on into online and mobile sports bets. No surprises there. The latest market statistics show that New York-based sports bettors spend between US$203 million and US$286 million betting on New Jersey mo...Read More

Yankees Pitcher James Paxton To Sit Out

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

The New York Yankees have not exactly been enjoying the best of injury-free times. And the latest news that starter and Canadian pitcher James Paxton will be effectively “out of it” for 3-4 months following back surgery, isn&r...Read More

NY Governor Suggests VLT Allocation Cuts

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced by way of the release of a proposed executive NYC budget for 2020 that some significant changes may very well have to be implemented to the current revenue allocations generated by Video Lotter...Read More

Revised New York Bingo Restrictions Benefit Seniors

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2019

Toby Ann Stavisky, member of the New York State Senate, and Assembly Member Daniel Rosenthal recently announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed their proposed Bingo Bill into law. This bill will reduce the restrictions on the gam...Read More

BCLC Declares GameSense Roll-Out A Success

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2019

The Seneca First Nation of Indians has been ordered to part with the some $255 million+ that it has been holding on to in its refusal to settle its dues. So determined a recent US District Court ruling. The tribe has b...Read More

Sobeys Inc. Teases New Smart Trolley

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2019

Long gone are the days of pushing one another around in squeaky-wheeled grocery shopping carts, much to the annoyance of our parents who only wanted to navigate the grocery isles and get done with it. There’s a new b...Read More

Player Wins $1 Million In Catskills Promo

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2019

A player from Ulster Park in New York recently walked away with a cool $1 million in prize money from NY’s Resorts World Catskills Casino. The $1 million in jackpot prize money was presented in the form of a special player promotio...Read More

Big Apple Given Permission to Mix Wine And Bingo

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Not all spirits are created equal. And if a Bingo card-and-dab in one hand a glass of wine in the other sounds like your idea of a good time and you just so happen to live in New York, then the winds of change are blowing favourably upon...Read More

Seneca Dead-Set On Non-Payment Of Its Dues

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

The friction between New York state officials and members of the Seneca First Nation of Indians continues because of the absolute refusal on the part of the latter to do good by surrounding communities. Seneca tribe ha...Read More

Government Steps In To Save Niagara Falls

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

The community of Niagara Falls, New York, has eventually caught a bit of a breather thanks to a US$5 million community relief payment received from local government. Government, thanks to tireless efforts on the part of New York Governor ...Read More

Bellagio And Grand May Fetch A Fortune

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2019

The real estate that is home to MGM’s Grand and Bellagio casinos may fetch between $6 billion and $8 billion if sold on the open market. This is according to Macquarie financial analyst Chad Beynon. Beynon has added his voice to a g...Read More

Former NY Governor Now Las Vegas Sands VP

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

Upstate New York is currently home to 4 casinos and if former Governor David Paterson were to have his way, more will follow soon. “More” will first up mean an operator licence for the Las Vegas Sands group as Paterson was not...Read More

The Stars Group Inks New Deal with Akwesasne Mohawk

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2019

According to recent press reports, Canadian online gambling giant The Stars Group and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort have entered a lucrative new partnership deal. Under the terms of the agreement, TSG will gain access to the latter&r...Read More

Casinos Hosting Race Tracks Want In On Bets

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2019

When PASPA was finally declared dead, buried and abolished last year, the race towards legalised sports betting in most US states was officially on, and the only real remaining question was who would be next to sign off on the legal sport...Read More

Lucky Utica Man Scratched His Way To $5M Win

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2019

One very lucky New York Lottery scratch-off player has won a $5 million jackpot cash prize after he purchased a winning “100X the Cash” ticket from the Price Chopper store in Genesee Street, Utica. The 49 year-old Michael Shep...Read More

NYC Budget Makes No Mention Of Mobile Bets

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2019

New York’s annual state budget has been published and its quite disappointing to note that mobile betting has not been provided for, at least not for the current financial year. The city’s citizens are permitted to place thei...Read More

New Zynga Spin And Win Pulls Out The Stops

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2019

Thanks to Zynga Poker, players will now have the opportunity to play shorter quick-scoop online tournaments. What’s more, after each win, a lucky prize wheel may be spun for the chance of winning up to 10x the initial buy-in value. ...Read More

NY Casinos Cut Back On Slots to Cut Costs

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2019

Two of New York City’s upstate casinos have approached the New York State Gaming Commission for permission to reduce the number of slot machines on their floors. Tigoa Downs owner Jeff Gurrall has tried to humour the curious by sayi...Read More

New Executives Chosen for Resorts World NY

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2019

Resorts World Casino New York (RWC NY) has been very busy of late shuffling its executive board and promoting some of its well-deserving staff members. Brian Reynolds, who previously acted as the resort’s Vice President of Finance ...Read More

No Anonymous Wins for New York Players

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2018

If you win a lotto jackpot over in the US state of New Jersey, it is guaranteed to be something of a public affair. Should you win hundreds of millions of dollars, the state’s lottery commission has legal jurisdiction to publicize ...Read More

Bet365 Enters the New York Betting Market

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

Online gaming and sports betting operator Bet365 has just announced that they have signed an exclusive, 20-year partnership deal with Empire Resorts. As the result, the operator will soon be entering the valuable New York gambling industr...Read More

Largest Ever Powerball Win Breaks Records

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2018

Last month, the largest lottery jackpot in New York State’s history was struck. A retired government employee from Harlem stepped forward a few weeks ago to claim his windfall – an unbelievable Powerball jackpot prize of $343....Read More

More Marijuana Troubles for Raskin

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2018

The fortunes of up-and-coming Poker Micah Raskin have taken another turn for the worst. In February he faced his first set of felony charges related to possession of , and now he is dealing with federal-level accusations.

The Initial...Read More

$10m Lotto Jackpot Won in USA

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Over in the USA, a 66-year-old man who has been playing the lottery practically his entire life has struck jackpot gold. The Hartsdale, New York native has become the state’s newest lotto-made millionaire, pocketing...Read More

Lottery.com New Partner To Two Major FC’s

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2018

The recent abolishment of PASPA is bringing about exciting new changes in the US and is having a ripple effect on the industry as a whole. Now, mobile Lottery company Lottery.com, has been appointed as the official digital partner of New ...Read More

Catskills Casino Loses $37.3m in Q2

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2018

The gambling industry is in a peculiar situation at the present as it strives to maintain a balance between the past and the present. As online casinos continue to flourish and grow in both number and size, many land-based venues are star...Read More