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.

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.