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Video-Lottery Terminals, the Reason Behind Horseracing Revenue?

While horseracing isn’t as popular as casino gambling, it’s still one of the types of gambling that are well-known in

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New York Casinos, Offering Sports Betting to Cultivate History and Culture

Sports betting is a popular type of gambling that relies on the results of different sports leagues such as the

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Resorts World New York City is undoubtedly one of the most well-known casinos in New York’s gambling history. However, even the highest-level establishments get complaints sometimes, and some of them are major.

One of such cases is when a female worker was harassed and assaulted by one of the customers, which resulted in Resorts World being accused of failing to fulfill their role of protecting their workers, especially females.

This type of harassment is the norm for New York casinos due to the type of customers, but casino security should be able to handle it well.

Harassment and Lawsuit

Bartender Tuwanna Anderson of the said casino said she was a victim of not only harassment but also a violent assault of none other than their own male staff, who her with physical injuries.

She said this occurred when Tomas Davis, the culprit, appeared intoxicated and choked her, being proven to be true due to a captured surveillance video. Of course, this resulted in the loss of Davis’ job at the casino.

Misconduct of The Casino

As this type of harassment is the norm in casinos, it should already be understood by security that it would inevitably happen.

There are cases where customers are the ones committing sexual abuse, such as the case of a disabled woman who was allegedly abused in the bathroom by a yet to be revealed male perpetrator.

Sometimes, it’s the work of the casino staff, considering that there was a case where a female security guard was allegedly sexually harassed and discriminated by her male supervisor.

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What Did it Result to?

These accusations didn’t stop the issue, though, as recently, there has been a case where female workers were said to be regularly harassed by patrons. Of course, this doesn’t end well for the casinos as well as customers.

Some of the great casinos that prevent these issues may get their share of a bad reputation for misconduct, while other customers who are genuinely honest and just playing for fun or money are generalized by the poor behavior of others.

Another result of these issues is that due to the bad reputation of casinos, manpower from female workers (some may even include male workers) decreases for the fear of being harassed as well.

This then results in the decreased workforce and slower management, causing customers to receive poor service they don’t deserve.

Money or Respect?

While other casinos tackle the issue of sexual harassment by confronting these culprits, they still allow them to stay inside the casino, which may look disturbing for the victims. This just tells us that some casinos really do favor money over respecting and safeguarding their employees.

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Although there are many casinos that are twisted or failing to fulfill their responsibilities, it’s still undeniable that there are some that really prioritizes their employees over anything else.

Fortunately, this brings hope to other casinos and perhaps it should give them a second chance to change their priorities.

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Sports betting is a popular type of gambling that relies on the results of different sports leagues such as the NFL, NCAA, NBA, and more. Aside from online casinos in New York, sports betting by far remains the most popular past-time in terms of revenue and interest, even though to date it hasn’t been regulated yet.

It’s also legalized since long ago and now; this type of gambling has been introduced to casinos. As a result, they’ve again taken another step further to improve New York’s gambling by including sports betting in several upstate casinos

In fact, the Gaming Commission of New York itself approves with this act stating that the four private casinos of New York will have to regulate sports wagering. This move then resulted in a 60-day public comment period until the regulation took effect.

So, for casino regulars that also do sports betting, this is a dream come true. You may also consider it as hitting two birds with one stone. The downside of this act was; however, sports wagers can’t be placed with mobile phones in New York.

Casinos for Sports Betting

The casinos included in the regulation that the Gaming Commission approved of include del Lago of the Seneca County; Rivers Casino in Schenectady; Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County; and Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier.

They will have to come up with a plan for accepting sports wagers themselves such as the types of wagers and sports.

The Gaming Commission, however, didn’t approve of wagering on collegiate sporting events.

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The Downside

As you already know, New York is home to many gambling organizations and casinos. And it’s obvious that the addition of sports betting in casinos will increase their revenues.

That’s exactly why many casinos are proposing that they should also be able to partner up with the four private casinos in order to get their share of the sports wagering revenue.

Unfortunately, it was emphasized that private casinos should be the only ones to have the said privilege.

Just as it is usual with business, every move may or may not benefit the organization, but it’s particularly hard to please all parties. While there may be downsides, it’s beneficial overall as it opens the possibility of all casinos offering sports wagering around the world.

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As one of the most well-known cities for gambling territories, buildings, and infrastructures, New York had caught the attention of many big-time companies that are looking for a profitable gambling business.

However, you’ll find that New York’s gambling history have a much wider reach than you think. In fact, you’ll see a lot of hotels and resorts companies incorporating casino or sports betting in their business.

Here are some of the infrastructures built and started by big companies inspired by New York’s gambling history, and what they offer.

Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino

Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino offers over 100 table games as well as 4,000 slots. They also have a poker room and they’re known for their entertainment such as a spa, shopping, golf, and restaurants where you can order both cheap and expensive food.

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Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Turning Stone Resort and Casino also have a huge variety of casino games including table games as well as keno. They also offer bingo with relatively high stakes and over 2,000 slot machines for nickel worth gambling. There are also nightclubs, a spa, and stores.

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino specializes in their table games, considering that they only have around 800 slot machines which are relatively low compared to the rest of this list. When it comes to amenities, they offer sports bar and two restaurants to pick from.

Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort

Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort is a huge casino resort covering more than 130,000 square feet, and that’s only their gaming space. It’s home for more than 1,800 slot machines, a bingo hall, as well as 30 table games.

Of course, they offer a hotel as well as several restaurants.

Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel

Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel prides itself with its high-limit table game room. They offer 30 table games with nearly 2,000 slots. There are also several restaurants, a hotel, and a spa.

These are the five most popular casinos hotels in New York. Due to the legalization of gambling, such as horseracing and casinos, hotels are also offering them for entertainment purposes.

However, whether you’re solely in for entertainment, or want to make some extra cash, these casino hotels are for you.

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While horseracing isn’t as popular as casino gambling, it’s still one of the types of gambling that are well-known in New York.

But believe it or not, this gambling didn’t have much revenue when it was first introduced. In fact, New York’s racetracks payouts are one of the lowest in the nation.

So how exactly did they turn this around so much that they’re still keeping at it today?

The Addition of Video-Lottery Terminals

The rise of horseracing in New York took place due to the addition of video lottery terminals. If you’ve visited a racetrack once in the city, you might have seen it before.

Video-lottery terminals are more like slot machines since they act the same as it generates random numbers.

This time, however, it’s all about your horse winning rather than getting the jackpot. Although there are others who have video-lottery terminals with themes that aren’t really related to horseracing.

With video-lottery terminals or VLTs, horseracing had become well-known for the name it was given – racino, which is a combination of casino and racing.

That’s the history, but what might happen in the future of horseracing that involves VLTs?

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Competition is Getting Tighter

Due to the tempting results VLTs offer, many racetracks in the industry are relying on it too much. This may result in a growing competition.

And we already know what competition does, it will force racetracks to attract people by increasing the payouts, therefore dropping their revenues.

If this scenario continues, VLTs may no longer be relied upon and horseracing may turn back to the way it originally was.

Just as the saying goes, too much of a good thing is bad, and that’s what’s happening to the racing industry’s overreliance on VLTs. However, technology is advancing and there will come a time where VLTs will be a thing of the past.