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New York receives 22 applications for commercial casino bids

This graphic from The Middletown Times Herald-Record shows locations of casino proposals in the Catskills region of New York: 3 for Mohegan Tribe; 4 for Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation; and 8 for Stockbridge-Munsee Band.

The state of New York received $22 million from 22 companies that want to open commercial casinos.

Three tribes are in the game: the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, both from Connecticut, and the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin. Each submitted a $1 million non-refundable application fee.

The tribes want to open casinos in the Catskills, a region about 90 miles north of New York City. The region will receive two licenses and drew the most number of applicants.

Last November, voters approved a referendum [PDF: Proposal 1] to authorize up to seven casinos in the state.

Get the Story:
22 upstate casino proposals submitted; 4 facilities authorized for upstate by voters (AP 4/24)
22 groups meet $1M casino fee deadline (Mid-Hudson News Network 4/25)
Foxwoods opens office in Liberty (The Middletown Times Herald-Record 4/25)
22 Companies Apply to Open 4 Casinos in New York State (The New York Times 4/25)
Companies Apply to Run New Casinos in New York State (The Wall Street Journal 4/25)

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