New York will ‘hopefully’ have answers to first round of downstate casino questions by September

New York will ‘hopefully’ have answers to first round of downstate casino questions by September

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  • Grant Lucas, PlayNY
August 19, 2023 1:18 PM

Back in January, Sen. Joe Addabbo issued a statement following the official request for applications (RFA) issued by New York for downstate casinos.

While emphasizing his faith in the process – and in those charged with carrying it out – Addabbo also made it clear: The quicker, the better.

“The quicker the three licenses are approved, the quicker we can begin to realize the major benefits to the state, such as thousands of construction and post-construction jobs, billions in revenue from the licenses, an increase in problem gambling monies and programs, as well as billions more in educational funding when the winning casinos go live.”