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Schenectady casino: More details of plan

Where rubble and debris now cover the former Also site on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady, developers hope a riverfront casino will rise.
Where rubble and debris now cover the former Also site on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady, developers hope a riverfront casino will rise.
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• Officials in other cities warn of pitfalls, failed promises. Click HERE. • Neighbors rally against casino plan. Click HERE Where rusted old factory buildings once stood, developers are painting a picture of a gleaming casino with a glass entrance, skylights and patios overlooking the Mohawk River. As the clock ticks toward the June 30 deadline for casino license applications to be filed with the state, developer David Buicko is putting together renderings to showcase ...


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SchenectadyScott
June 8, 2014
1:26 p.m.

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These are details?......how about numbers and facts. Anyone can spin a story for tickling ears.

kopacham
June 8, 2014
2:58 p.m.

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Is gaming somehow the substitute for the word gambling? Maybe if we use Tooting instead of Prostitution, it would be acceptable too. Anything for a buck, forget about the consequences. Which vice is worse or at they equally degrading? The one that takes advantage of both men and women or one that just takes advantage of women.

tonijean613
June 8, 2014
5:59 p.m.

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the great puzzle is how to get the few rich people in area to part with their money while discouraging the majority who are poor and borderline middle class from gambling away money they cant afford to lose and making their personal and financial lives (and the city they live in) much worse..Saratoga attracts their wealthy from NYC and Southern Horse Owners- why would rich who have money to lose choose a Schdy Casino when they can go to Vegas or Aruba, Bahamas? I envision only people who shouldn't be gambling- going to Schdy casino and cant good for the City as a whole and taxpayers- the site would be better utilized for an nicer waterfront mall and mixed use office/so Schdy residents don't have to go all the way to Colonie Ctr or Crossgates and since Rotterdam mall is slowly shuttering- and give prof businesses more downtown options for their offices

hodgkins.t
June 8, 2014
8:40 p.m.

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Due diligence from a legislator would require viewing the complete application that will be submitted to the siting board before voting. The public also has a right to know what will be in the official application before the public hearings.

alexa144
June 8, 2014
9:40 p.m.

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Has anyone looked at the fact that The casinos in Ct are going bankrupt? They are more than millions of $$$ in debt. Google it folks. It is all there. All the facts regarding their debts. Now I ask you the question? How is this going to benefit our city. If a casino is bankrupt how will that benefit Schenectady? It is poor management pure and simple. Is this what we want for our City? How many facts do we need to hear before we wake up?

birmy
June 8, 2014
9:59 p.m.

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I honestly do not know if a Schenectady casino pros outweighs its cons. I just know Turning Stone is 100 miles away and they allow smoking. The people I see walking around pushing oxygen tanks at Turning Stone would be better served with cleaner smoke-free air in Schenectady. And these older people would be helping the environment by not using as much gas.

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