New York City: The fight to win a casino license continues as developer meets with community members

New York City: The fight to win a casino license continues as developer meets with community members

Article brief provided by WPIX
  • Eileen Lehpamer , WPIX
April 20, 2023 4:00 PM

Developers who want to build a $3 billion casino and hotel complex in Coney Island met with community members Wednesday night.

Story continues below

Thor Equities, Saratoga Casino Holdings, the Chickasaw Nation, and Legends are working on their application to submit to the New York State Gaming Commission. They are hoping to win one of only three casino licenses available in downstate New York.

See first images of ‘The Coney,’ the proposed casino for Brooklyn
Their proposed plan, known as “The Coney,” would include a casino, hotel, indoor waterpark, and a museum. But not everyone in the community is sold on the idea.

“They’ve been telling you there’s going to be a bridge, you ain’t getting no bridge,” one resident yelled during the public comment portion part of the meeting.