New York City: Developers say proposed Coney Island casino would bring 4,000 new jobs to the People’s Playground

New York City: Developers say proposed Coney Island casino would bring 4,000 new jobs to the People’s Playground

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  • Jada Camille, Brooklyn Paper
June 17, 2023 7:00 PM

As they workshop their proposal to open a new casino in Coney Island, Thor Equities, the team of developers behind the bid, have announced they believe the new gaming facility would bring roughly 4,000 union jobs to the neighborhood.

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According to Robert Cornegy, one of the partners on the pro-casino task force, the jobs would be within the hospitality, hotel and gaming realm, offering locals who have been detached from the ability to earn a decent wage year-round a chance to work 12 months out of the year in a “lucrative” industry.