Panel to Consider Cuomo’s Request For 4th Casino

ALBANY (AP) -

The board tasked with picking locations for casinos in upstate New York will consider Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s request to reopen the bidding process for a license in the Southern Tier, the board’s chairman said Friday.

Gaming Facility Location Board Chairman Kevin Law defended the decision not to pick one of two casino applications from the Southern Tier but said “we are willing to entertain the governor’s request.”

The board is expected to vote on whether to reopen the bidding for the fourth license at a meeting Tuesday in Manhattan.

Last month, the board approved three casinos, with one each in the Catskills, the Finger Lakes and Schenectady. The board withheld a fourth available license and rejected two Southern Tier proposals.