February 21, 2023 8:54 PM
Mayor Adams said Tuesday that he hasn’t been paying any attention to the process that could bring three casinos to the New York metropolitan area — not long after a former top adviser reportedly inked a deal with one of the companies bidding for an operating license.
Adams was asked at a City Hall press conference whether he has any preference on which operators will get licenses to operate casinos in New York State. In response, he said he wants them in the city, but has not “been following this at all.”
“I have not been following the casino dance, because of my understanding it’s the Gaming Commission that’s going to make the ultimate decision,” he said.