Nassau Casino Deal

Nassau Casino Deal


COURT OF APPEALS REJECTED THAT
CLAIM.
THE RULES INCLUDE A COMPLETE
BAN AT SEVEN PARKS IN NEW YORK
CITY.
IN ALBANY LAWMAKERS ARE
FINALIZING A DEAL THAT MOVES A
PROPOSED MINI CASINO FROM
BELMONT RACETRACK TO AQUEDUCT.
IT IS A VICTORY FOR NASSAU
COUNTY RESIDENTS OPPOSED TO
VIDEO SLOT GAMES AT BELMONT.
BUT AS CBS 2’S HAZEL SANCHEZ
REPORTS, OTHERS ARE UPSET
ABOUT THE LOSS OF PROMISED
JOBS.
Reporter: DOMINIC SHOOK
HANDS WITH A LOCAL LAWMAKER
WHO FED THE FIGHT AGAINST
PLACING 1,000 VIDEO SLOT GAMES
RIGHT ACROSS BUSY HEMPSTEAD
TURNPIKE IN THE BELMONT PARK
GRANDSTANDS.
TWO TROUBLE FOR THE POLICE.
WE DON’T HAVE THAT MONEY TO
TAKE CARE OF ALL THE PEOPLE
COMING BACK AND FORTH.
Reporter: IN WESTBURY,
PLAINVIEW AND UNIONDALE, ANGRY
RESIDENTS CHASED THE PROPOSED
CASINO AWAY.
WHEN NASSAU OTB SAID IT WOULD
PLACE THE GAMBLING IN BELMONT
A COUNTY LEGISLATOR LEGISLATE
THE LOCAL PROTEST.
HE SUPPORTS THE STATE TO
AQUEDUCT.
THIS IS ALSO A VICTORY FOR
NASSAU COUNTY BECAUSE THE
ISSUE OF PLACING A CASINO
ANYWHERE IN NASSAU COUNTY IS
SETTLED SO I’M HAPPY.
THIS IS A VICTORY FOR THE
COMMUNITY.
Reporter: UNDER THE DEAL,
AQUEDUCT WOULD ADD 1,000 VIDEO
SLOTS TO ITS EXISTING CASINO
AT AQUEDUCTS FROM THE EXTRA
GAMBLING REVENUE AQUEDUCT
WOULD SEND NASSAU COUNTY $43
MILLION SPREAD OVER THE NEXT
THREE YEARS.
THE COUNTY WOULD THEN RECEIVE
AT LEAST $25 MILLION EVERY
YEAR AFTERWARDS.
LOCALS COUNTING ON A CASINO AT
BELMONT TO BRING IN JOBS
BITTERLY POINT OUT THE
DEPRESSED COMMUNITY OF ELMONT
IS ONCE AGAIN LEFT WITH
NOTHING.
VERY BAD.
JOBS ARE NOT HERE.
SO WHAT HAPPENS TO THE
COMMUNITY?
Reporter: HE BLAMES COUNTY
EXECUTIVE MANGANO FOR STEPPING
AWAY FROM THE CASINO.
A SPOKESMAN SAYS, THIS IS A
GOOD RESOLUTION PROVIDING OTB
THE COUNTY AND STATE WITH A
RECURRING REVENUE THAT KEEPS
TAXES DOWN.
MEANWHILE, GOVERNOR CUOMO IS
EXPECTED TO SIGN OFF ON THE
DEAL.
HAZEL SANCHEZ, CBS2 NEWS.
NOW, ONE WARNING SIGN FOR
THE EMERGING DEAL IS THAT

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