By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:07 am
The site of the former Concord Hotel, above, was once a thriving resort in Kiamesha Lake, in Sullivan County. Developers want to build a new resort casino here, and are anxiously waiting for permits for up to two Catskills casinos to be issued by New York... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 - 1:33 pm
The prize casino developers have been vying for all year is almost at hand. The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board is scheduled to announce plans to build up to four casino resorts across the state--with two possibly slated for development in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 12, 2014 - 3:30 pm
Photo by Flickr user Mark Menzies; published under Creative Commons license. Casino developers hoping to land one of four prized licenses from New York State will have to prove that they're investing enough in the project. But although the state's minimum... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 - 11:31 am
An artist's rendering of the Adelaar in winter. Source: Developers unveiled plans today for a massive 1,700-acre casino and resort on the grounds of the Concord resort in Monticello. Backers of the $750 million project are betting on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Mar. 3, 2014 - 1:09 pm
Above: The Nevele resort in Ellenville, one of several Catskills sites jockeying for a casino. Photo by June NY and shared in the Watershed Post Flickr pool.  Would-be Catskills casino operators in Sullivan and Ulster county got a nasty shock last month:... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013 - 4:42 pm
The fate of casinos in New York State must still be decided at the ballot box this November -- but the effort to build casinos in upstate New York took a step forward today, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a piece of legislation that will authorize four "... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013 - 12:18 pm
Jack o' diamonds is a hard card to find. Photo by Flickr user Scott Namelrod; published under Creative Commons license. The latest out of Albany: With just days left in the legislative session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and key state legislators struck a late-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 - 5:03 pm
Watch live streaming video from newyorkstateofficeofthegovernor at Above: Video of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 'State of the State' address on Wednesday afternoon. In his 2013 'State of the State' address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out an ambitious... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011 - 9:01 am
Gary Mayer's Potshots cartoon about casinos in Bridgeville, Sullivan County. A nit-picky rule for Indian casinos was thrown out the window yesterday, when the federal government announced that it will no longer reject potential Indian casino projects for... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 10, 2011 - 12:48 pm
Governor Andrew Cuomo burying Sullivan County casino dreams. Illustration by Gary Mayer. After an ambitious plan to put a casino in town of Thompson in Sullivan County crashed and burned earlier this year (see image above), a new casino dream is rising in... Read more


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