When will New York’s casinos reopen? What Cuomo and the betting halls are saying Joseph Spector, Lohud.com · May 23, 2020 at 4:16 pm Casinos in New York were shuttered in mid-March as the coronavirus started to spread throughout the state. It could be a month or more before they reopen. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given no indication when the state’s 20 casinos and horse tracks with video-lottery terminals can start to reopen. Only the Oneida Indian Nation in central New York has announced a reopening date. Under its own gaming compact with the state, the tribe said it plans to open its three casinos June 10. The Seneca Nation said Friday it too plans to reopen its three western New York casinos in June, but gave no specific timeline.