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Coalition, casinos yet to sign deals

Talks continue to protect arts venues from competition

Proctors in Schenectady is part of a coalition of arts and entertainment venues throughout the state looking to strike a deal with potential casino operators to protect the venues from competition.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Proctors in Schenectady is part of a coalition of arts and entertainment venues throughout the state looking to strike a deal with potential casino operators to protect the venues from competition.
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Coalition asking for a piece of casinos' action. Applications for a casino license are due by 4 p.m. Monday, but a coalition of more than a dozen entertainment venues in the state is still working to secure agreements from the operators. The agreement would require operators to pay a percentage of their net gaming revenues to the coalition, along with a deal to purchase and distribute tickets, establish program sponsorships and limit the size of ...

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