Resort developers pitch casino in Tuxedo
TUXEDO - Just days after Caesars pitched a plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in Woodbury, another developer is saying it wants to build one in the Hudson Valley.
Hundreds of town residents came out yesterday to take a first look at a new casino, which developers are proposing to build behind the Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center.
The developer, "Genting Americas," currently owns a slot parlor at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. They want to build a state-of-the-art resort on land located off Route 17-A and transform the space into a family oriented tourist destination. "We're not just bringing a casino. We're bringing an entertainment destination resort that will bring amenities and enhance the local community," says Christian Goode, of Genting America.
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The state is not expected to make any final decisions about the casinos until next fall.