Nassau OTB to construct VLT Casino at Belmont Park
Thoroughbred horse racing track Belmont Park in Elmont, ny was selected by Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. to host a small casino venue with as many as 1,000 movie lottery terminals, local media reported on Tuesday.
The OTB is searching for a site to find the VLT facility for quite some time as comparable efforts had formerly been refused by residents of neighboring communities. The county-run entity said in a Tuesday statement so it now desires the newest York Racing Association to offer it by having a part of the Elmont-based horse rushing track where a 100,000-square-foot VLT casino could be exposed along with meals and beverage and entertainment facilities.
A small casino with no more than 1,000 video lottery terminals in 2013, Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island were given the nod by the state to each launch. It is critical to observe that the devices are addicted to the state lottery but have become just like slot that is traditional. Many saw the VLTs for the two counties as being a compensation for Long Island being denied the best to apply for the license for the construction of the full-scale casino.
Nassau OTB said into the Tuesday statement that it has chosen the Belmont site after an ‘exhaustive’ review of all available choices. The county-owned business also included it happens to be dealing with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, who is proven to were close to New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in order to secure the materialization of its VLT plan. (suite…)