Wilmorite's "Lago" casino application posted online by NYS Gaming Commission. The first batch of applications for casino licenses has been posted on the website for the New York State Gaming Commission. Wilmorite's proposal for Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County is one of the first to go online. The other two proposals in the Finger Lakes region are expected to be posted by the end of business today. The other two are Traditions Resort and Casino in Johnson City and Tioga Downs Racing and Entertainment in Nichols - both in the Southern Tier. Wilmorite's proposal is the closest to Syracuse.
It would be built at Exit 4. New York State Thruway, in the rural town of Tyre. The project is opposed by a group of neighbors calling themselves "Casino Free Tyre."In its executive summary, made available earlier, the company said to expect a $4. There would be 8. The full application is 1,5.
Gaming commission lawyers have redacted some information, including names and address of the company's owners and conflicts of interest.
Wilmorite casino gamble: Boon or blight in small Finger Lakes town. SYRACUSE, N. Y. - Last November, the residents of the tiny town of Tyre at New York State Thruway Exit 4. It was a philosophical statement about allowing casino gambling anywhere outside Indian territory in New York state; not a question about building a $3. Seneca County town of 8. We never dreamed it would be here," said Catherine Strong, a "no" voter whose family stretches back five generations in Tyre. Gambling lost in Tyre, but the referendum won all of Seneca County by 5.
The proposed Seneca County resort casino project is ideally located at Exit 41 on
New York state by 5. Soon after, men were seen surveying a plot of land just north of Thruway, over the bridge from the big Petro gas station. Neighbors started knocking on doors to gossip about what was going on. Rochester- based Wilmorite wants to build a casino on the 8. The project pits neighbor against neighbor in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's gamble to create jobs and boost tourism in Upstate New York. Some business owners and Seneca County elected officials are supporting the casino and its promise of millions of dollars per year in taxes.
But homeowners who want to preserve their rural environment have posted anti- casino signs throughout the town. Wilmorite is about to submit an official application to New York, due June 3. Indian casino in the Finger Lakes region. The other two proposals are by Traditions at the Glen Resort in Johnson City and Tioga Downs in Nichols, both in the Southern Tier. The Wilmorite proposal is the closest to Syracuse. It's about 4. 0 minutes away from downtown Syracuse - only five more minutes than driving to the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Casino, in Verona.
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