Capital Region News
4:39 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Albany Mayor Has Deal With East Greenbush Casino

Mayor Kathy Sheehan
Mayor Kathy Sheehan
Credit Kathy Sheehan

The mayor of Albany has reached a 10-year agreement with Capital View Casino and Resort, the proposed project across the river in East Greenbush. Kathy Sheehan says the Capitalize Albany Corporation will receive $1 million a year if the Churchill Downs/Saratoga Casino and Raceway-backed project gets the lone Capital Region casino license. The Albany Common Council is reviewing the written proposal. The city has already tepidly backed the other Rensselaer County casino proposal, but not exclusively.