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October 22, 2016
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Excerpts of casino projects

The map shows the proposed locations of the nine potential casino projects in the Catskills/Hudson Valley region for which applications were filed.
TRR image composed by Amanda Reed

From Caesars NY, which would be located near Woodbury Commons: “Caesars has the broadest and largest set of entertainment offerings in the industry, including 36 residencies in Las Vegas with headliners including Celine Dion and Britney Spears and a partnership with Live Nation. In New York, Caesars will create a customized entertainment experience that adds to the company’s offerings. Caesars, which has the industry’s broadest group of resident entertainers, may leverage these relationships to bring headliners and other world­class acts to Caesars New York, complementing the existing arts and theater programs throughout the Hudson Valley.”

From the New Windsor Resort & Casino: “The Grand Hudson will be located in New Windsor, NY at Stewart International Airport. Orange County is one of the poorest counties and areas in Hudson Valley, with over 11% of its population living below the poverty line. After considering over ten potential sites for a gaming facility, Greenetrack settled in Orange County, specifically in the Town of New Windsor and the City of Newburgh for three reasons: economic impact, accessibility and existing infrastructure.”

From the Nevele Resort and Casino, which would be located near Ellenville: “The project proposed by the applicant, Nevele-R, LLC, represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reinvigorate the region’s tourism economy and to perfectly achieve the legislative purposes of the Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act of 2013. Located in an area with an official unemployment rate of 13.5% (and likely much higher), Nevele provides the key to restoration of the historical tourist based economy of this region. Voters approving the amendment to the New York Constitution in November 2013 had Nevele in mind when passing the measure by a wide margin.”

From Mohegan Sun at the Concord, which would be located in the Town of Thompson: “Mohegan Sun at The Concord will be the first commercial casino license to open in New York State. Concord Kiamesha and our affiliate Concord Associates, L.P. (“Concord Associates”) have already substantially completed pre-construction and foundation work and have completed a significant amount of remediation work on the historic former Concord Resort site. With foundations already in the ground, steel in the warehouse, and all permits in place, the facility will be up and running in no longer than 18 months.”