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2-1 vote in favor of Las Vegas style casino at Howe Caverns


SCHOHARIE, N.Y. - About 100 people came out to a meeting to discuss the proposed casino at Howe Caverns.

The public meeting was held Tuesday evening so the Schoharie Board of Supervisors could hear pubic opinion about the proposal.

In February, the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution against casinos, but in March they decided to reconsider.

Howe Caverns' owner has express interest in landing one of the seven Las Vega style casinos coming to New York State. They say they will remain a family destination, having a casino would just be a great addition and benefit the surrounding area.

Around two dozen people spoke on Tuesday. There was a vote 2-1 in favor of the casino.

No other meetings are scheduled at this time.  

The State Casino Siting Board said a mandatory conference for applicants will be held in Albany on April 30. The million dollar fee is due a week before on April 23. 


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