Review of NY Casino Applications Begins

ALBANY (AP) -
Scott Trzaskos on Monday receives boxes containing bids for casino sites in Schenectady, N.Y. (AP Photo )
Scott Trzaskos on Monday receives boxes containing bids for casino sites in Schenectady, N.Y. (AP Photo )

New York state officials are sorting through 17 competing casino proposals, including proposals from two companies for rights to a casino in Monticello, as they begin a long evaluation process expected to last until the fall.

Development teams are vying for up to four upstate casino licenses. The deadline ended Monday at 4:00 p.m. A decision on the winning sites is expected this fall.

Developers hoping to build casinos used boxes, binders and trucks to personally submit their proposals to gambling regulators ahead of the application deadline.

The state’s Gaming Facility Location Board will evaluate the applications based on their economic impact, potential revenues to the state and local communities and the quality of the proposal.