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Albany Co. Sheriff supports casino project

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ALBANY, N.Y.— Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple has announced his support for casino Project E23.

The proposal calls for a casino and resort to be built in Albany near exit 23 off the Thruway. The plan would create thousands of jobs, bring revenue into the area, and place the resort in a non-residential area in South Albany.

"From a law enforcement perspective, location is always a priority. Because ‘E23' does not border residential areas, it will not have a negative impact on any one neighborhood," said Sheriff Apple.

Sheriff Apple also recognized the partnership between Flaum Management and Capital Off-Track Betting as an important reason in securing his support.

"I want to thank Sheriff Apple for his support of ‘E23.' We have put together a comprehensive plan that will promote Albany and its attractions. It will create opportunity, not additional law enforcement concerns. ‘E23' will help secure Albany's future," said President of COTB, John Signor.

The 60-acre site is located on Noonan Lane and is within the City limits of Albany. The project would not include a concert facility or entertainment venue, but that it would include a 40,000 square foot water park, arcade game room, and an outdoor recreational trail system.

The proposed casino would be 63,000 square feet with a 275 room resort style hotel.

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