New York Racinos: Casinos of Convenience

This paper considers the performance and relative competitive positioning of the eight current New York racinos, the initial impact the addition of VLT gaming has had upon host racetracks, and implications for further study.
Shannon Okada is a Vice President with HVS Consulting & Valuation and Associate Director of the HVS Gaming Division. Mr. Okada's experience includes appraisals and feasibility studies for existing and proposed hotels, resorts, casinos, and racinos. He holds a Master of Science degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Masters in Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor in Business Administration degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Hawaii.


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