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Commission releases more Schenectady casino application details

A new rendering of the proposed Schenectady casino was included in the application submitted by Rush Street Gaming. The casino would be located at the former Alco site next to the Mohawk River.
A new rendering of the proposed Schenectady casino was included in the application submitted by Rush Street Gaming. The casino would be located at the former Alco site next to the Mohawk River.
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Details about the Schenectady casino proposal — including materials used for decorating — were released Thursday, two months after the concept was announced without any specifics. The Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor, proposed by the Galesi Group and Rush Street Gaming, will have a casino with “rich warm tones,” a hotel “such as a Four Points by Sheraton” and restaurants likely run by the Mallozzi Group. “The overall architectural style is one that ...

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kopacham
August 1, 2014
1:11 a.m.

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When the casino facility gets old and out of favor or when inevitably more casinos will be allowed into the area and this old antique can't generate the funds to stay open, we will have another Alco site to look at for another 40 years perhaps. Better yet, rather than reduce Schenectady's taxes I can see a spending spree and demands for higher wages especially from the police and fire departments, let alone from the rest of the the municipal employees. And when the casino goes bust, up go the taxes again.

pro-tech
August 1, 2014
8:30 a.m.

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I don't agree with RSG about Schenectady being the best site for a casino. The city is already congested enough without put more driving stress in the area. Casino's belong in rural areas where people can get in and out with ease. Everybody is worried about drunk drivers and people walking around drunk. In the rural areas no harm no foul on the walking and there is a lot less chance of a drunk driver hurting someone else in the rural setting. How much more does Schenectady need for tax base if they cant make it now.. Maybe it's time for a audit to see why with all the taxes and big business it is falling short.. Hmmmmm I wonder..

JIMOCONNOR
August 1, 2014
10:34 a.m.

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What is Plan B for this location?

dagiacalone
August 1, 2014
11:21 a.m.

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Jimoconnor, Galesi has said they will continue with Mohawk Harbor (marina, condos, stores, grocery, hotel, etc.), with plans to spend $200 million, if there is no casino. If the casino fails, Cark Erikson told me three weeks ago that there would really be no problem as it could readily be transformed into top-level office space, which is much needed in Schenectady.

safny
August 1, 2014
11:28 a.m.

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Interesting comments. I did vote against the expansion of casino gambling and I am still not really in favor. I also have concerns about traffic, alcohol, increased crime, and what will be done with the money that goes into the county, city and school coffers. Schenectady is a city that desperately needs to be CLEANED UP - it is filthy and the housing stock is falling apart in many areas. How will this be changed when the politicians here do not have the will to get hard things done? Also - as far as office space? how much are we talking about? We need small manufacturing type businesses. Start ups. Businsses that pay more that the minimum. We need better representation if any of this is to happen.

joycemadre
August 1, 2014
11:58 a.m.

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kopachman you are so right!!!! Casino's in general arent doing well. Perhaps there is a better ways to develop the area !

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