IGT’s Resort Wallet Technology Leads Evolution of Cashless Gaming in New York State

LONDON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company is leading the evolution of casino operations with its Resort Wallet™ cashless solution at the newly reopened Resorts World Catskills Casino and Resort (“Resorts World Catskills”) in Monticello, N.Y., a subsidiary of the Genting Group. Resort Wallet gives Resorts World Catskills patrons the option of a contactless, safe, and effortless cashless gaming experience. Players can use their physical Resorts World Catskills Players Club card to load cash into a secure digital wallet from either the casino cashier or any slot machine, and access those funds from any slot machine.

“Today’s casino guests are seeking a unique combination of gaming excitement, luxury, convenience, and safety. IGT’s Resort Wallet solution will help to ensure that Resorts World Catskills delivers every aspect of its brand promise,” said Bob DeSalvio, President of Genting Americas East. “IGT’s

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Trump turned his hotels, resorts into ‘Beltway’s new back rooms’: New York Times

The New York Times has released a report, the fourth in its series, based on President Donald Trump’s federal tax returns, illustrating how the paper says the president turned “his own hotels and resorts into the Beltway’s new back rooms, where public and private business mix and special interests reign.”



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump walks to the White House residence after exiting Marine One on the South Lawn on June 25, 2020, in Washington.


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President Donald Trump walks to the White House residence after exiting Marine One on the South Lawn on June 25, 2020, in Washington.

Trump attended 34 political fundraisers at his hotels and resorts that brought in $3 million in revenue, the Times reported.

“Sometimes he lined up his donors to ask what they needed from the government,” the Times said.

Brian Ballard, a Florida lobbyist and confidant of the president, joined Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida midway through Trump’s presidency, the paper reported. Associates later said he did this because the president wanted him to

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Trump turned his hotels, resorts into ‘Beltway’s new back rooms,’ New York Times reports

Trump attended 34 political fundraisers at his hotels and resorts that brought in $3 million in revenue, the Times reported.

“Sometimes he lined up his donors to ask what they needed from the government,” the Times said.

Brian Ballard, a Florida lobbyist and confidant of the president, joined Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida midway through Trump’s presidency, the paper reported. Associates later said he did this because the president wanted him to “ante up,” the Times said.

Ballard dismissed any accusations questioning his membership at Mar-a-Lago, the Times reported, and called the idea, in part, “ridiculous.”

PHOTO: President Donald Trump walks to the White House residence after exiting Marine One on the South Lawn on June 25, 2020, in Washington.

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The Pandemic Sparks a Real-Estate Gold Rush in Upstate New York

In her late-career novel “Hudson River Bracketed,” Edith Wharton memorialized the landscape just north of New York City—the “precipitate plunge of many-tinted forest, the great sweep of the Hudson, and the cliffs on its other shore.” In Wharton’s time, upstate was where Manhattan’s wealthy migrated seasonally, taking trains to enormous homes like Wyndcliffe, in Rhinebeck—the stolid mansion of Wharton’s aunt, Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones, which is said to be the source of the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses”—or the Mills family’s sixty-five-room Staatsburgh mansion, designed by McKim, Mead, and White and thought to be the inspiration for Bellomont in “The House of Mirth.” If they didn’t decamp to Beaux-Arts piles, they sought “the elaborate rusticity of an Adirondack camp,” as Wharton put it in that novel. For the gentry, leaving the city was practically compulsory, she wrote in “The Custom of the Country”: “In the early summer New York was

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Humpback whales have made a comeback in New York City

A whale sighting in New York would have been almost unimaginable a few years ago. Now, the city is welcoming back whales. 



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New York has seen a surge in whale sightings this year, CBS New York reports. 

The Hudson River, which flows along the western stretch of Manhattan, is a lot cleaner than it was in the past, “and so it’s bringing nutrients out rather than pollution,” said Paul Sieswerda, president of the group Gotham Whale, which advocates for whales and marine mammals in New York City.

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The Clean Water Act and the Mammal Protection Act, enacted in 1972, likely helped revive plankton levels in the area. Over the years, the food chain has been built up, and humpback whales are now enjoying some New York fine dining.

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New York Cruise Lines Announces the Appointment of John Banks as Chairman of the Board

Samuel Cooperman, after 17 Years of Service, Retires from the Company. Jan Engelhardsten Appointed.

New York Cruise Lines Inc., operator of the world-famous Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, transportation company, New York Water Taxi, luxury charter fleet, World Yacht, and innovative maritime restaurant, North River Lobster Company, announces the appointment of John Banks as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. With more than three decades of senior-executive experience in the public and private sectors in New York City, Mr. Banks will lead New York Cruise Lines’ Board in helping direct the company’s marine-based sightseeing, transportation, dining and entertainment businesses.

Samuel Cooperman, who has been with New York Cruise Lines in various executive roles, including Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, is stepping down after 17 years of dedicated service. Seasoned executive Jan Engelhardsten, former Chief Financial Officer of international maritime leader Stolt-Neilsen Limited, has been appointed to the Board

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How to Watch the New York Jets at the Indianapolis Colts

Below is the guide for how to watch and listen to the New York Jets this weekend. Television station and radio guide for watching and listening to the Jets game.

The Jets will travel to the Indianapolis Colts this weekend. An 0-2 start to the year has the Jets seeking their first win of the season.

Game Time: 4:05 P.M. ET

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (limited fans)

How to Watch: On CBS

Play-by-play with Kevin Harlan, analyst role is Trent Green and sideline reporter is Melanie Collins.

How to Listen: In New York on 98.7 ESPN Radio

Play-by-play with Bob Wischusen, analyst role is Marty Lyons

Satellite Radio:

Sirius – 82

XM – 386

Key Jets Injuries – Running back Le’Veon Bell OUT (hamstring); wide receiver Denzel Mims OUT (hamstring); wide receiver Jamison Crowder OUT (hamstring); linebacker Blake Cashman OUT (hamstring); wide receiver Breshad Perriman

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Furloughed, then laid off, a cruise worker may soon leave New York.

Tyler Lindsay worked as an event sales manager at Hornblower Cruises for four years before he was furloughed on March 17, when the pandemic hit and cruise operations ground to a halt. He was permanently laid off on Aug. 17, after the cruise line decided to suspend New York operations at least through the spring.

Mr. Lindsay, 47, received $900 in a lump sum last week from Lost Wages Assistance, a short-term program that provides $300 a week from federal disaster funds. He expects to receive another $900 this week.

That money, which includes retroactive payments, will go toward the roughly $1,000 in October rent and $250 in utilities for his apartment in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. But the program’s funding has ended, so Mr. Lindsay will have to look for longer-term solutions.

“Every little bit helps,” he said. “But it’s still not enough.”

After he was

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Turning Stone Resort Casino earns No. 1 best overall gaming award in New York

VERONA, N.Y. — Turning Stone Resort Casino has been named the No. 1 best overall gaming resort by Casino Player Magazine. They made the 2020 list of “Best in Gaming Awards”. 

Turning Stone was recognized for a record high of 27 total winnings spanning across the gaming industry. The Resort and Casino were recognized across the board for their games, luxury accommodations, sports book, golf, and staff. 

The magazine’s annual best of gaming award-winners are hand-selected by casino visitors themselves. 

Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO, Ray Halbritter, spoke on the accomplishments. 

“Being named New York’s No. 1 Best Overall Gaming Resort is a tremendous honor, and we are grateful to our guests and dedicated employees for helping us stay on top,” said Halbritter. “This award is not something earned overnight – instead it is achieved through consistent dedication to exceptional guest service and providing the very best experience possible. As we

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Temporary school closings continue; New York adds five states to travel quarantine

This story was reported by Catherine Carrera, Matthew Chayes, Joan Gralla, Bart Jones, and John Valenti. It was written by Jones.

Two schools in the William Floyd School District were closed Tuesday after a middle school student tested positive for COVID-19, while a BOCES school in Hicksville where a staff member tested positive will halt in-person instruction until Oct. 5, officials said.

Other cases were reported in Lindenhurst and Riverhead schools, as well as in Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, though those schools did not close.

These decisions by school administrators are among a series of temporary shutdowns of Long Island classrooms as virus cases emerge during the first few weeks of the region’s return to classroom instruction.

At the state level, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said five states registering a high positive test rate for COVID-19 were added Tuesday to the list of areas

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