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Casino vows crackdown on alleged corruption

The general manager of the Empire City at Yonkers Raceway casino is vowing to root out corruption amid a criminal probe. Bob Galterio, the general manager of Yonkers Raceway, says that if "there's criminal

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2008, 11:56 PM

Updated 5,716 days ago

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Casino vows crackdown on alleged corruption
The general manager of the Empire City at Yonkers Raceway casino is vowing to root out corruption amid a criminal probe.
Bob Galterio, the general manager of Yonkers Raceway, says that if "there's criminal activity, we hope and we expect that the individuals are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
The crackdown comes one day after News 12 Westchester exclusively reported an admitted scam artist's claim that he won a rigged promotional giveaway at the raceway's Empire City casino.
Florence Balint, of Yonkers, was a regular customer at the casino until Aug. 25. According to Balint, a $350,000 giveaway that night called "Play Off Your Mortgage" melted down, sparking a News 12 Westchester investigation.
When the computers in the video slot machines malfunctioned, raceway workers apparently panicked and changed the promotion rules - allegedly handing out checks to known high rollers instead of conducting legitimate random drawings.
Galterio says he wants Balint and all his customers to know the issue wasn't with the video lottery terminals and that the New York Lottery Commission confirmed that the gaming machines had not been rigged.
But four workers suspected in the promotion scheme have been suspended and the Westchester County district attorney has launched a criminal investigation.
Man claims he won fixed prize at Empire City casino Ex-casino worker speaks out on alleged corruption Empire City gamblers say $350K promotion was fixed


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