Members of the Saratoga Springs City Council and the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors are hopeful that the county will eventually have casino gambling, and to that end both boards are expected to pass separate resolutions today that express support for a full-fledged casino to be built at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to designate up to seven locations in the state that can have casinos, should the New York Legislature and the public approve the measure.
“If casino gambling is going to be approved in New York state, our city should be part of that equation,” Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson told the Times-Union on Monday.
Saratoga Casino and Raceway, which is located just a few miles from Saratoga Race Course, currently has 1,700 video slot machines that are operated by the New York Lottery division. Saratoga Casino and Raceway opened in 2004, and was the state's first non-Native American gaming facility.
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