ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Now that the Nassau County Off-Track Betting has decided not to pursue opening a casino in Westbury, one Elmont, New York, legislator is worried it will look at his community.
Carrie Solages tells WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall for the same reasons a casino in Westbury would not work, it would also not work in Elmont.
“All the arguments apply for Westbury, apply for here as well. It is 500 feet within the nearest residence and we pay a lot in property taxes. We fear also the effect it might have on our property value,” Solages said.