TROY, N.Y. – The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce announced its support of the proposal by NYS Funding for a gaming license in Region 2 of New York state for a casino in the City of Rensselaer.
“The chamber’s board of directors voted to support this project after meeting with representatives of the project because they believe it will benefit local businesses and residents in Rensselaer County and the surrounding counties in Region 2,” said Linda Hillman, president of the chamber.
“The project is certain to bring added revenue to help support economic development efforts in the county and the entire region,” said Hillman. “We are committed to working with NYS Funding and Global Gaming on ensuring that local businesses, municipalities and residents are involved in the planning and operation of a casino in the City of Rensselaer.”
The proposed casino in Rensselaer added Hard Rock International as a collaborator Thursday. The group behind the push to bring a casino to Albany, set it's sights on Rensselaer in early June.
NYS Funding LLC released a statement at the time saying they will "no longer be pursuing a gaming facility license for the “E23” development site in Albany and instead will shift our efforts to the DeLaet’s Landing site in Rensselaer."
If the city wins the casino bid, Flaum Management would own the land, Global Gaming would operate the casino while partnered with Capital OTB, and Hard Rock International would run the high-end hotel and restaurant.