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Cuomo outlines vision to bring casinos to NY

Cuomo outlines vision to bring casinos to NY

In an effort to keep New York competitive with neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut, Governor Andrew Cuomo has come up with the plan to bring gaming to upstate regions.

Under the governor’s plan, upstate New York would be divided into six regions and three resorts would be bid out, with only one resort eligible to be located within a region.

Cuomo said for years neighboring states have benefited from New Yorkers leaving the empire state to visit their gaming facilities. He said he wants to reverse this trend by putting new resort destinations in upstate New York.

He said the casinos would revitalize local communities and create thousands of new jobs where they are needed the most.

Cuomo said he is “cautiously optimistic” that the legislature will pass a resolution by the end of their session.

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