The Schoharie vote took place on the same day that a new plan emerged in Albany County, with Rochester developer David Flaum proposing a gambling hall on property near Exit 23 of the state Thruway that is owned by the family of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY. That plan would also involve the Capital Region Off Track Betting Corp.
The push to get Schoharie County involved in the competition for a casino has been led by Schohaire Town Supervisor Gene Milone, a Democrat, who has suggested the county needs such a facility to help it revive the local economy.
Tague said the next step is to devise a plan with help from developers. “We have reached out to over 16 casino developers and are currently having serious conversations with more people every day,” Tague said.