Capital Region News
10:05 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Rensselaer Casino Proposal Moves Forward

Another casino unveiling is on tap for the Capital District.

Gamblers at the gaming wheel, circa 1700s
Credit wikipedia

The public will get a look at what developers envision for a casino that would be sited on 24 acres along the Hudson River in the city of Rensselaer - earlier this month the common council voted 6 to 1 approving the casino project, expected to include a hotel, gaming rooms and a parking garage.

Rochester developer David Flaum, Capital District OTB and the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma's Global Gaming Solutions have partnered under the moniker NYS Funding LLC.

The unveiling is at 7 tonight at City Hall. Other developers have proposals out for casinos in Schenectady, East Greenbush, Amsterdam and Howes Cave in Schoharie County.