The New York State Gaming Commission is holding hearings on the issue of gambling addiction. It is part of a process that will allow the building of up to seven new casino gambling resorts in New York over the next several years.
A week after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to authorize seven Las Vegas-style casinos was approved in a statewide referendum, people in one of the most lucrative potential locations continue to balk.
Saratoga County officials have canceled a vote Thursday to support casino gambling. Under Cuomo's plan, one casino would be built in the Albany-Saratoga region. The owners of the harness racing track and video slot "racino" in Saratoga Springs want to turn it into a full-fledged casino.
Today casino operator Mohegan Sun unveiled a new architectural design for its proposed casino in Palmer, Massachusetts. The project would include a 250,000 square-foot casino, two hotels, retail space, a conference center, an outdoor pavilion, and an indoor-outdoor water park.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirms he is proposing a back-up plan to expand gambling even if voters turn down his casino gambling referendum this fall.
Cuomo spokeswoman Melissa DeRosa says the governor proposes video slot machine centers if his proposal for four Las Vegas-type casinos is defeated. He says he wants to make sure there is an option to produce revenue for local governments and schools if casinos are rejected.