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NY Approves Final Regulations For New Upstate Casinos

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The first of four new casinos planned for upstate New York could be open by the end of the month after state gambling regulators gave final approval to regulations for table games.

The state Gaming Commission adopted the rules Tuesday. The regulations govern card shuffling and dealing as well as the details of games including poker, roulette and craps. They now must be published in the state register before taking effect.

The first facility expected to open  is Tioga Downs, a race track and electronic gambling parlor in the Southern Tier that is expanding into a full Las Vegas-style resort casino. Other casino projects are under construction in Schenectady, the Catskills and Finger Lakes.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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