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Saratoga Springs casino backers form coalition

Group aims to counter organized opposition

Saratoga Casino and Raceway is considered a front-runner for placement of a live gaming casino after voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing the state to license four upstate casinos.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Saratoga Casino and Raceway is considered a front-runner for placement of a live gaming casino after voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing the state to license four upstate casinos.
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Advocates for bringing live-table gaming to Saratoga Springs have formed a coalition aimed at countering the message of critics claiming a Las Vegas-style casino will negatively impact the city’s downtown. Destination Saratoga describes itself as a cross-section of community members and local business owners who support the expansion of gaming at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway. They argue casino gambling will bring increased vigor to the city’s economy, while preventing the economic benefits and job ...


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bima11
December 12, 2013
5:25 p.m.

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Saratoga needs to share the wealth. You have the race track, the Casino and a nice shopping area. Build the live gaming area in Albany or RenssLaer. Let one of these two cities build up their "Saratoga". You people in Saratoga should not be so greedy.

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