According to a report on the website of the Albany Times-Union newspaper, the owners of Saratoga Casino & Raceway have told local officials in Saratoga Springs that they are abandoning plans to bid for a full-blown casino at the 10-year-old racino in favor of a new site in East Greenbush. East Greenbush is located in Rensselaer County, just minutes from Albany across the Hudson River and accessible by Interstate 90.
In the last few months both Saratoga Springs voters and the city council have voted against a full casino in the city.
Would-be casino licensees must submit their $1 million application fees to the state Gaming Commission on April 23, ahead of a mandatory applicants' conference scheduled for April 30.
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