Table Game Regulations Approved by NY Gaming Commission

by Kyle Miller

As casinos are being created in the state of New York, the State Gaming Commission has finally approved the necessary regulations for table gaming.

There are four casinos currently in progress in the Upstate area of New York, ready to begin offering casino gaming over the next few years. As the casinos are being created, gaming regulators have been working on regulations for games that will be on offer. The New York State Gaming Commission recently finalized the regulations necessary for the operation of table games in the gaming venues.

Table Games Rules and Regulations

The casino will be offering popular table games found in casinos across the United States including craps, roulette, blackjack and poker. Operational details were considered in the creation of the regulations such as how the cards need to be shuffled and dealt. The New York State Register will soon publish the rules once they are enforced.

The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board decided in late 2014 that three hotel and casino resorts could be created in the upstate New York area. This would include gaming venues for Finger Lakes, Schenectady and the Catskills. Developers were approved for licensing by the New York State Gaming Commission.

Jeff GuralJeff Gural, a real estate developer of the state, as well as racino Tioga Downs, sent in a fourth proposal which was first rejected due to location in the Southern Tier. After support was gained by the residents and officials of the Southern Tier, the project was given the go-ahead for construction. The Tioga Downs gaming venue, which now offers just slot gaming and horse racing, will become a full scale casino in the near future.

The Tioga Downs racino was the last project to be approved and given licensing but will most likely be the first to offer Las Vegas style casino gaming in the state. Gural spoke to media recently and stated that the expansion of the racino was in full first and opening was expected on the 16th of November, basically two weeks from now. Gural stated that the place was ready physically with table games and slot machines already in place.

While Gural had set a date for opening in November, nothing was to be done until the regulations were approved by the commission and published. The gaming venue will need to receive a certificate for final operations as well as personnel licenses before going live with full-scale casino gaming.

Gaming Venues Prepare

The other three gaming venues that have been approved for the state is the Montreign Resort Casino in Catskills, the Schenectady Rivers Casino & Resort and the del Lago Resort & Casino of Finger Lakes. Each casino has been trying to move forward with construction. The del Lago Resort & Casino has already begun the hiring process and will be working to hire individuals in the local community, with a focus on minorities and women.

Del Lago actually has around 1,800 employment positions open and will be working to help skilled labors find employment in the area. The gaming venue recognizes that skilled trades are important and want to ensure work such as plumbing and electricity continue on to the next generation.

Each of the gaming venues will offer casino gaming in the style of Las Vegas and will feature non-gaming amenities in the hopes of attracting visitors from across New York as well as nearby states across the US.

For now, the process of casino gaming is that much closer in the state of New York. With the publishing of the regulations, operators will be that much closer to offering quality casino gaming in the state.