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Report: Lawmakers call for more transparency from WNY OTBs

County lawmakers in the Buffalo area are calling for more transparency as local OTBs, including Batavia Downs, face a federal investigation.

The casino, which is owned by Western Regional Off Track Betting, has refused to release the names of people they gave Buffalo Bills tickets, according to the Buffalo News.



Casino officials say they don’t want to invade the privacy of “high rollers.”

The company is accused of giving away Bills tickets to the friends and family of executives. It’s also accused of awarding vendor contracts to businesses with ties to former Niagara County GOP chairman Scott Kiedrowski, vice president of operations for the Western Regional OTB.

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