Tag: Casinos

The Governor, the Seneca Nation and the Completely Rotten Highway

CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION, N.Y. — If ever you wanted a tangible symbol of the execrable relationship between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and New York’s largest Native American tribe, it is the three miles of cracked, rutted and completely rotten highway running through this lakeside reservation. The highway, Interstate 90, is so deteriorated that federal authorities […]

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Sports Betting Has Arrived to Transform the N.F.L. Or Not.

The N.F.L.’s centennial season begins Thursday, an anniversary the league has already begun celebrating. Some observers believe that a true transformation of the sport’s economics is only just starting now thanks to the advancing legalization of sports betting across the country. The Supreme Court last year struck down a law that had banned sports betting […]

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Why a $1.2 Billion Gambling Mecca Has Fallen on Hard Times

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] MONTICELLO, N.Y. — It was once thought to be a sure thing, a $1.2 billion gambling mecca that carried long-held hopes of revitalizing the Catskills, and more recent expectations of driving Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s upstate development program. But […]

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The Gambling Investigation Scrutinizing Xi Jinping’s High-Rolling Cousin

SYDNEY, Australia — When Australian federal agents searched a private jet with high-stakes gamblers at a coastal resort airport in 2016, they were seeking proof of international money laundering. They didn’t find enough evidence for an arrest, but on board they identified a businessman accused of ties to Chinese crime syndicates — and Ming Chai, […]

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Move Over, Nevada: New Jersey Is the Sports Betting Capital of the Country

When former Gov. Chris Christie took New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting to the Supreme Court, it was considered a long shot, like betting on the Mets to win the World Series. Though the state did not have a strong connection to sports betting, New Jersey quickly became a crusader for the industry. Now, […]

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