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Casino proposals create an odd dynamic

Groups competing locally work together in Orange County

An architectural rendering of the redevelopment of the former Alco site in Schenectady.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
An architectural rendering of the redevelopment of the former Alco site in Schenectady.
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Rush Street Gaming, the group proposing a casino in Schenectady, is talking with James Featherstonhaugh of Saratoga Casino and Raceway about a casino in Newburgh, Orange County. In the Capital Region, Rush is going head-to-head with Featherstonhaugh, who is pitching a casino project in East Greenbush with Churchill Downs. But in Newburgh, they are discussing a possible casino together. “I can confirm that we are having discussions with the folks at Rush Gaming and that ...


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mwbaird
June 24, 2014
12:16 p.m.

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After many millions of dollars of investment in Schenectady looks about to pay off with a nice downtown and new businesses, you want a casino? Go to downtown Niagara Falls and take a look at the impact. Go to Atlantic City and walk three blocks off the strip if you dare. There is a load of evidence against casinos in a downtown area in the US (we're not Canada, remember). I am not anti-casino, but put them in the proper place.

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