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The Stats on New York Horse Racing in 2016

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Albany Law School The New York State Gaming Commission has recently issued its annual report for 2016.[1] Unlike all prior years since pari-mutuel racing started in New York in 1940—and this includes the … Continue reading

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The Experts Speak—Incorrectly—on Internet Gambling in New Jersey

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center Albany Law School In 2013, the New Jersey state legislature passed a bill authorizing Internet gambling in the state through casinos physically located in Atlantic City.[1] The legislature authorized Internet … Continue reading

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New Jersey Horse Racing by the Numbers

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center Albany Law School Too often in looking at the declining popularity of horse racing in the United States, we focus on the state of New York. New York, despite its … Continue reading

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 The Horse Racing / Oxford English Dictionary Exacta

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center Albany Law School Who benefits from the sport of horse racing? Many would say that there are significant economic benefits from horse racing. Horse racing and breeding can create thousands … Continue reading

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CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING RACING REGULATOR

Prepared Remarks for the Association of Racing Commissioners International Annual Convention, April 18, 2017 By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center Albany Law School When Ed Martin asked me to speak about confessions of a recovering racing … Continue reading

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The 2017 Gubernatorial Budget and the Future of the New York Racing Association

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center, Albany Law School 1. Introduction[1] It has been four and a half years since the New York Racing Association (NYRA), which runs the three principal thoroughbred racetracks in New York … Continue reading

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Assessing and Updating the Rules of the Race

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center Albany Law School Speech before The Racing Officials Accreditation Program Tucson, Arizona December 5, 2016 Thank you for having me here today. And thank you for that overly kind introduction … Continue reading

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