Staten Island borough president proposes casino at New York Wheel site

Staten Island borough president proposes casino at New York Wheel site

Article brief provided by Staten Island Advance
  • Giavanni Alves, Staten Island Advance
September 26, 2022 10:27 PM
  • Giavanni Alves, Staten Island Advance
  • New York
  • Commercial Casinos

Borough President Vito Fossella wants the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) and interested developers to “roll the dice” and consider building a casino on Staten Island.

Fossella held a press conference on Monday to propose Staten Island be among locations in consideration for one of the three Class III licenses up for grabs for full casinos in New York’s downstate region.

“Staten Island is one of the few places that doesn’t have any type of gambling in the downstate area and we just think that this is one of those areas that should be considered a destination point,” the borough president said.