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March 27, 2014

Schoharie County joins casino competition

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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.

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