A couple of interesting items that popped up today:
•Republicans in the State Senate are going to propose that three new casinos be built in New York state, but not in Western New York, where the Seneca Nation of Indians already have three, including in Niagara Falls.
From Albany Bureau Chief Tom Precious' story:
In addition, [Sen. John Bonacic, chairman of the Senate Racing and Wagering Committee,] said Western New York might not be able to handle any further casinos.
Cuomo has threatened to put another casino in Niagara Falls, but most Albany insiders saw that as a threat to move the Senecas at the negotiating table over the tribe’s refusal to pay $600 million in casino revenue-sharing payments to the state and localities the past several years.
“There’s a legal compact there, and you already have three casinos in the Buffalo area,” Bonacic said of the Seneca sites. “And I don’t believe in saturation. I don’t think it’s good business in terms of return to the state of New York to put a fourth one up there to compete for the same dollar when you have three.”
The section in question is the part from John B. Daly Boulevard towards the park along the rapids.
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