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New York Governor Wants Gaming Commission To OK A Fourth Casino

Regulators Approved Three, But State's Top Official Wants One More


The state of New York legalized four commercial casinos, but gaming regulators picked just three winners for casinos in the Empire State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants regulators to go back to work and pick an additional one.

Earlier this month, casinos were picked for Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties

According to the Associated Press, in a letter sent Friday to the Gaming Commission and its Gaming Facility Location Board, Cuomo argued that upstate needs more jobs and economic development.

The three projects already selected are projected to support more than 3,200 full-time jobs and generate $265 million in tax revenues, along with $136 million in licensing fees.

Cuomo wants a casino in the state’s “economically ailing” Southern Tier.

New York currently has three poker rooms and one more is in the pipeline.

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