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Greene County to weigh casino option

Oct 16, 2013 6:13 am
Kyle Adams is reporting in The Daily Mail Greene County Legislator and Catskill Village President Vincent Seeley is organizing a public forum on Nov. 1 to provide information about the pending upstate gaming act and, ultimately, to decide if Greene County wants a casino. On Nov. 5, New Yorkers will vote on the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act, which would allow for the construction of four casinos upstate. Anticipating the act will pass, Greene County Legislators have agreed the county should be prepared and proactive. The meeting on Nov. 1 at Anthony’s Banquet Hall in Leeds will include Assemblyman Pete Lopez, state Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, representatives from the New York State Gaming Commission and bill sponsor Sen. John Bonacic of Mount Hope, who once represented Greene County in the state Senate. The Great Northern Catskills Chamber of Commerce will also invite business leaders with a stake in gaming and tourism. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.