September 22, 2014

Capital Region residents voice casino views

Updated: 09/22/2014 5:06 PM
Created: 09/22/2014 9:22 AM
By: WNYT Staff

As any gambler can probably tell you, there's no such thing as a sure bet.
ALBANY - A more than 12-hour public hearing on proposed casinos began at 8 a.m. on Monday at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road.

Anyone could walk in front of the state Gaming Commission and speak "for" or "against" any of the four casinos that have been proposed in our area.
Perhaps, within the testimony of the scores of people who spoke there, someone will say something that would sway the casino citing board to make a decision that changes the economic and social landscape of the Capital Region for generations to come.


If it comes to fruition, the city would receive $11 million over 10 years, and the casino would guarantee 25 percent of their employees would be Albany residents.

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