The whole state of New York is looking forward the 17th of December to get to know the intentions of the state as to the casinos.
According to the information provided by Robert Williams, the State Gaming Executive Director, in Albany in December, 17th there will be a final gathering of the Gaming Facility Location Board where there decision will be made as to which of the 16 casinos get a license.
Robert Williams informed at a Gaming Commission on Monday that the Gaming Facility Location Board has gathered on three events to talk about the employment and financial history of the gambling institutions that are responsible to the Request for Application to Develop and Operate a Gaming Facility in New York State. “Their meeting took place last Friday at Hofstra University. Due to the information as to the Board’s decision and circumspection has been insufficient, I realize that they have experimentally decided to meet on the 17th of December in Albany for the last time.”
Kevin Law, the leader of the Gaming Facility Location Board, announced the previous week that he hoped the Board to make its decision during the following meeting.
At the same time the chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mitchell Etess, informed the state gaming authorities with a letter on Monday that although he recently announced about his intention of retirement in 2015, he is going to stay on and control the unfolding of the MTGA’s plan for gambling establishment at the ex-Concord Resort in the Catskills.
“I am happy that due to the decrease of my obligations with the MTGA I will have enough time to supervise this project very close to my heart,” remarks Etess.
The offer of Mohegan Sun is in the list of 16 bidders willing to be among the 4 licensed by the state institutions this year for sites in the Hudson Valley/Catskills area, Capitol Region and the Southern Tier. By 2013 Legislature every district must have one (but not more than 2) licenses.
The most prominent competitor among the 16 is the Hudson Valley/Catskills area wishing to get 9 of the bids.