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Non-Indian developers unveil $750M casino in Catskills region

Artist's rendering of the casino at the proposed Adelaar New York in the Catskills. Image from EPR Properties

Non-Indian developers unveiled plans for a $750 million commercial casino in the Catskills region of New York.

Empire Resorts and its partner EPR Properties say the Adelaar New York will feature a casino, 1,110 hotel rooms, a water park and an entertainment village. It would be located on the 1,700 acres of the former Concord Resort.

Last November, voters approved a referendum [PDF: Proposal 1] to authorize up to seven casinos in the state. The Catskills region is expected to get two licenses.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has proposed a $400 million casino there. The Mohegan Tribe, also from Connecticut, has expressed interest in a $600 million facility.

The Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin is also pursuing a a tribal casino in the Catskills. The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a final environmental impact statement for the project last month.

The Catskills region is about 90 miles north of New York City.

Get the Story:
Empire Resorts Unveils Plan for $750 Million Casino in Catskills (The New York Times 3/14)
Indoor waterpark, redesigned golf course part of 'Adelaar' casino at the Concord (The Middletown Times Herald-Record 3/14)
Casino plans unveiled for Concord hotel in Catskills (Politics on the Hudson 3/13)
Concord site developers unveil plan for $750 million casino resort (AP 3/13)

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