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Wednesday marks due date for casino application fee


ALBANY, N.Y. – Developers hoping to get one of four licenses to build a casino in Upstate New York must pay their application fee Wednesday.

The E-23 project put together by Flaum management company, partnering with capital OTB, is near exit 23 of the thruway.

Plans include an indoor water park, 275 room hotel, and an outdoor trail system.

The Saratoga Casino and raceway is putting bets on a casino in East Greenbush which would be built on Thompson hill road near exit 9 of I-90.

Plans for East Greenbush location include a 100,000 square foot casino, 300 room hotel, and 20,000 square feet for high end retail.

President of Howe Caves development, Emil Galasso, said there is over 330 acres of shovel ready land next to Howe Caverns. He said the caverns already get 150,000 visitors a year and it would be the perfect site.

The $1 million application fee for the casino license is due to the State Gaming Commission.

A state Constitutional amendment passed in 2013 which authorizes casinos in the Albany-Saratoga area, the Catskills, and the Southern Tier.

A decision on who gets the casino licenses will be made in the fall.

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