Editorial: Expand NY gambling, but carefully
First of an occasional series Prohibition didn't work well in New York State, but it would have fared even worse ...
Editorial: Big wager, big questions at Big A
The greatest city in the world ought to have the largest and best convention center in the nation. But taxpayers shouldn't pay for it.If Genting Group, the Malaysia-based gambling behemoth, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo can make that happen in Ozone Park, with Genting paying, great. If, as advertised, the plan is transparent and elevates the community -- while opening up the West Side of Manhattan to better uses by replacing the Javits Center -- there's reason to cheer it.
Editorial: Let the Shinnecocks cash in
Third in an occasional series. It's long past time for the Shinnecock Indian Nation -- whose South Fork land ...
Editorial: Privatize OTBs in New York
Fourth in an occasional series. New York State and the counties that host the regional off-track betting corporations have received ...
Editorial: Belmont needs a better future
Fifth in an occasional series. Thirty-nine years ago, Secretariat raced from history into legend. Big Red won the Belmont Stakes ...
Editorial: Anticipate gambling addictions
If New York is to make casino gambling legal beyond Indian-run operations, we ought to do so with our eyes ...
Editorial: More gambling questions to consider
Genting Group's multibillion-dollar wager on a huge convention center in Queens is really not that risky a bet for the ...
Wagering in New York State: a history
1821, 1846, 1894 Three successive versions of the state constitution ban lotteries for money prizes, with wording of the prohibition ...