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Schenectady casino foe says Fair Game pact would be illegal

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David Giacalone, who has led a group opposing a proposed casino in Schenectady, sent a letter to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday saying that a coalition of entertainment venues trying to reach agreements with casino operators is violating antitrust laws. More than a dozen arts venues in upstate New York are working to sign agreements with developers proposing casinos in the Capital Region, Catskills and Southern Tier. The agreements will ensure the casinos ...

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June 27, 2014
5:47 p.m.

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It's extortion is what it is. This casino thing gets more and more disgusting by the week.

June 28, 2014
8:05 a.m.

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I sure wish I could require a cut of any new competitor to my business. What makes these people any more "special" in that they can be guaranteed their business wouldn't be hurt when a new player (no pun intended) enters their market?

June 28, 2014
11:03 a.m.

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At the website "stop the Schenecgtady casino," I have posted my Explanation to the Attorney General for my antitrust concerns, with further discussion of the issues. See: