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Racinos back changes in casino bill

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An overhaul of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal for upstate non-Indian casinos has prompted the state’s nine racinos to drop their initial opposition. James Featherstonhaugh, president of the New York Gaming Association, which represents the racinos, said the about-face was due to the legislation’s changes to tax rates for the new casinos, new method of determining license fees and additional emphasis on previous site investments for awarding casino licenses. The new language also means the nine ...


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