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NY to consider 4 new casinos amid gloomy reports

February 9, 2014 • National News


FILE — In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, people gamble at the Monticello Casino and Raceway in Monticello, N.Y. New York is gearing up to take applications for four new upstate casinos at a time when some gambling operations in the region are in a slump. A state siting board is scheduled to seek casino applications in March, four months after voters approved a state constitutional amendment to allow Las Vegas-style casinos beyond Indian land. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is gearing up to take applications for four new upstate casinos at a time when some gambling operations in the region are in a slump.

A state siting board is scheduled to seek casino applications in March, four months after voters approved a state constitutional amendment to allow Las Vegas-style casinos beyond Indian land.

A number of gambling operations in New York and neighboring states has reported lower revenues since the vote amid the harsh winter. But applicants seem unfazed, saying that, over the long term, their casinos could tap into gambling dollars Login to read more

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