Western NY OTB Audit Raises Questions

The Greater Western New York Region has dozens of Off Track Betting locations. These used to be primarily about horse racing, but have since expanded into other gaming opportunities. The money is supposed to be used to promote rambling. But what did recent investigative reporting and a New York State audit find? Click the link below for this week’s episode of The State of Greater Western New York Report to find out what questions arose and what was done about them.


Mark Scheer, a reporter with the Niagara Gazette, broker this story. In the first half of the show, he tells what it is like to be a reporter and what leads led him to pursue this story.

In the show’s second half, Scheer explains what happened once his story was published. He also reviews potential next steps since the story has yet to reach its end.

Our guest happily answered questions from the live audience. In fact, these are probably some of the same questions you had. Would you like to be a live audience member so you can ask our guests questions? Click here to join the growing number of members who share your feelings on StateOf.GreaterWesternNewYork.com because then we can automatically send you the link to watch our shows live.

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