Two months after first expected, we still await Round 1 answers for NYC-area casinos

Two months after first expected, we still await Round 1 answers for NYC-area casinos

Article brief provided by PlayNY
  • Grant Lucas, PlayNY
May 22, 2023 8:51 PM

There is still no timetable in sight for the first round of answers in the downstate New York casino licensing process.

In February, Robert Williams, executive director of the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC), indicated that answers to the first round of questions in the NY casinos request for applications (RFA) process could be expected within three weeks.

Now, nearly three months after that statement, Williams offered a concession: “I was incorrect.”

The Gaming Facility Location Board (GFLB), tasked with answering those inquiries, apparently received over 600 questions from potential applicants. In an effort to “properly evaluate” each question and “ensure accuracy and consistency in response,” the process of answering those questions remains ongoing.