NY Casino Summit Lays Ground Rules

ALBANY (AP) -

Development groups looking to build a casino in upstate New York gathered Wednesday for a mandatory meeting where state gambling regulators to answer questions about a selection process.

The conference brought together lawyers, publicists and architects of groups applying to build one of four casinos authorized for the Catskills, the Albany-Saratoga area or the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region.

With their proximity to New York City, the Catskills and mid-Hudson Valley have attracted the most interest, with at least 10 groups proposing casinos.

Last week developers submitted casino license application fees of $1 million each for 22 different projects. Final applications are due by the end of June.