Top NY legislator wants Belmont Park to be considered for casino
Not wanting Long Island to be left out in the cold, New York Sen. Dean Skelos stated that he would like Belmont Park to be considered for one of the locations for a future casino in the state.
According to a report by the Blood-Horse, New York state officials held a meeting regarding casino expansion in the state Jan. 30. After the meeting Skelos stated, “Belmont is one of the areas with no (video lottery terminals) unlike the other tracks, and that has to be part of the discussion.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed up to as many as seven new casinos for the state, with the first three locations being limited to upstate New York.