Bally’s, seeking NYC casino, to launch bus service in underserved Bronx neighborhoods

Bally’s, seeking NYC casino, to launch bus service in underserved Bronx neighborhoods

Article brief provided by New York Daily News
  • Tim Balk, New York Daily News
September 18, 2023 9:02 PM

Bally’s bid to put a casino at Ferry Point appeared to get a boost Monday, as elected officials cheered the casino chain’s promise to launch a free 10-stop bus route in the transit-challenged east Bronx.

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The bright-red, 20-seat bus, which is set to run for at least three months starting Oct. 1, is perhaps the sweetest community offer so far in the rush by at least 10 developers to score a coveted downstate casino license allowing operators to offer live table games.

Bally’s detailed the bus route Monday, as it pushes local elected officials to go all-in on its casino plan.

The state-run bidding process has prioritized community input by mandating signoff from panels of local politicians.