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    push for casino in Times Square, elsewhere in NYC

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    lots of opposition - tough battle with legislators
    right now looks doubtful



    A Casino in Manhattan? Strapped Developers Hope So - The New York Times (nytimes.com)
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunk View Post
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    lots of opposition - tough battle with legislators
    right now looks doubtful



    A Casino in Manhattan? Strapped Developers Hope So - The New York Times (nytimes.com)
    Yes in my back yard!

    ...as long as they offer good rules, of course!

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    Seems unlikely. NYC has always been against the idea. But, they are talking about converting a million square feet of commercial space into condos. Commercial market is in bad shape.
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    A good start would be allowing live table games at the Resorts World in Queens.

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    There are a couple problems. First, upstate NY has had a poor economy for some time. Casinos were opened to help that part of the state, although I don't know that it has helped. A NYC casino would harm upstate and the legislature wouldn't want to vote for that. The other is that NYC residents simply don't want a casino in the city. Queens residents are heavily opposed to table games at Resorts. Of course, the need for funds could see some change in voter attitude.
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    First, when have casinos ever helped a local economy?

    Second, do you really think NYC residents go to the Catskills (after all, Shecky Greene and Buddy Hackett aren't there any longer), Schenectady, or farther, as opposed to the Poconos, AC, or CT?

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    No, I don't. But, I'm not an upstate legislator. And Shecky Greene is only 94 -- maybe he'll return.
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    Tony Bennett is also 94

    I heard he was planning a return engagement to the Catskills to serenade the shuffleboarders with his hit................. I Left My Heart in San Francisco

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    Are you guys all living in NYC? Or New York state? As far as I know, most of these casinos in New York are striving to survive. Some of them may file bankruptcy if Covid stays any longer. But I am sure they will become super rich in the future because people are greedy.

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    As an APer i am all for casino expansion - more outs and dilutes the casino mgmt/surveillance talent pool. As a citizen i dont think the proliferation of casinos is good for the public - especially when they are located in densely populated cities. Seems to be like a hidden tax on those who can least afford to gamble. WRT to NYC i would expect to see if approved in the near (say 1-3 yr timeframe) since politicians are going to need to find revenue somewhere and recent policies havent exactly encouraged other types of businesses to relocate (or even stay) in the big apple.

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