Casino applications now available for viewing online

ALBANY – The New York State Gaming Commission has put up application submissions for proposed casinos in upstate New York for public viewing on its website, including the proposal for a casino in Montgomery County.

The New York State Gaming Commission License Board put up the completed submissions for all 17 proposed casinos across the state.

The submissions include information on the businesses involved in the applications and details about the planned developments.

The proposed casino in the city of Amsterdam and town of Florida is included in the submissions, although several sections do not yet have information in them.

Florida Acquisition Corp. is proposing the casino. It is one of five casino proposals in the Capital Region. The state will award a license for at least one casino in the Capital Region in the fall.

Developers sought changes in the application process, including a 60-day extension to submit the completed application. They also requested a reduction of the licensing fee from $50 million to $25 million. Montgomery County officials sent a letter June 13 to the Gaming Commission requesting changes to the application process.

The Gaming Commission turned down the request. However, developers still submitted the application to the state June 30.

The proposed casino, which remains unnamed, would include slot machines, gaming tables, a hotel, a restaurant, villas and golf courses in three phases of development. The project would create 453 temporary construction jobs and 850 permanent casino jobs, the developers said.

The submission can be viewed by going to www.gaming.ny.gov.