MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A proposal to build a major Long Island casino with video slot machines is part of closed-door negotiations to expand casino gambling in New York, according to the head of the Nassau County Off-Track Betting Corp. and a legislative bill.
The bill with majority party sponsors proposes a casino with 2,000 video slot machines run by the off-track betting agencies in Nassau and Suffolk counties. That could cement critical Republican support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide casino proposal.
The casino would be built on the Nassau-Suffolk line, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.