Schenectady wins upstate casino recommendation

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – A decision has been made about new Las-Vegas style casinos in New York.

The State’s Gaming Facility Location Board recommended that Schenectady will be the home to one of the casinos in upstate New York.

The Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor was proposed by the Galesi Group and Rush Street Gaming.

Residents applaud decision recommending Schenectady casino.
Residents applaud decision recommending Schenectady casino.

The property is expected to include a 50-boat slip and dock, a casino, a 250 room hotel, and a movie and television studio. The board says Schenectady casino developer wants to spend $300 million on project.

A press conference in Schenectady is scheduled for 4:30 pm at Proctors. Mayor and major players are expected to speak. NEWS10 ABC will have a crew there.

Three other cities in the Capital Region were vying for the chance for their casino license. Those include East Greenbush, Schoharie, and Rensselaer.

Other proposed casinos in the state that received recommendations from the board include Lago Resorts in Tyre, Seneca County, and Montreign Resort in Thompson, Sullivan County.

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