State Senate Majority Chief Andrea Stewart-Cousins needs to roll the cube — on Yonkers.
The Senate chief helps changing the MGM Empire Town slots parlor at Yonkers raceway right into a full-fledged business on line casino with desk video games, which might additionally bode smartly for Genting’s Inns Global On line casino gaming facility adjoining to Aqueduct race monitor in Queens.
“After all I’m going to improve my fatherland on line casino, which through the way in which, has finished the paintings,” Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) mentioned all over a Tuesday press briefing.
She mentioned she helps Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to expedite the timetable to have the state Gaming Fee factor licenses for as much as 3 casinos in New York Town or the encircling suburbs. In the past, a moratorium barred attention of downstate business casinos thru 2023.
The MGM Empire Town slots parlor opened in October 2006. Inns Global at Aqueduct, which recently provides 6,000 digital slots and desk video games, opened in 2011.
Either one of the present gaming operators plan to use for complete on line casino licenses to provide are living card desk video games. Each have the capability to briefly increase and each have rounded up robust group improve to take action, in step with letters of intent filed with the state Gaming Fee.
The state will most probably be offering a aggressive request for proposals for the licenses.
“During the last 10 years, we’ve got been extremely lucky to have the unwavering improve of a various set of group leaders, and we’re thankful that they’re now sharing their pleasure over what a complete on line casino license would imply for Queens,” Inns Global mentioned in a observation.
“We proportion their pleasure to doubtlessly be capable to carry our improve with extra good-paying union jobs for native citizens, further investment for public colleges and a boon for native small companies.”
Queens lawmakers supporting the Inns Global bid for a business on line casino license come with Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, Sens. Joe Addabbo Jr. and Leroy Comrie, and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, in step with Inns Global’s submission to the gaming fee.
Letters of improve had been additionally signed through the Queens Chamber of Trade, Better Jamaica Building Corp., the Jamaica NAACP, United Black Males of Queens and greater than a part dozen pastors.
Different attention-grabbing proposals had been floated, together with opening a “Monte Carlo” taste on line casino on New york’s East River waterfront.