New York State Gaming Commission

NY Casino Decisions Draw Closer

Nov 19, 2014

A panel tasked with reviewing applications for casino licenses in upstate New York is nearing recommendations on which to select.

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New York’s gambling regulators will meet tonight to discuss the potential disqualification of a Mohawk Valley casino bid, but local officials are hoping the regulators can give the proposal a pass.

On the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the New York State Gaming Commission is a discussion surrounding the Florida Acquisition Corporation. The bidder is backed by Canadian companies Clairvest Group, Inc. and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation to build a resort-style casino off Thruway Exit 27 in the Town of Florida overlooking the City of Amsterdam.

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — The state agencies in charge of regulating New York's horse racing industry and running its lotteries are now merged into one department.