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Cuomo outlines regionalized casino plan

By Lombardo David
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has started to define his vision for three upstate casinos during an announcement this morning at the Capitol.

- Tax rates for casinos will be competitively determined by bids from potential casino operators

- Only casinos located at sites of racinos will have to contribute to horsemen, breeders and racing purses

- There are six possible regions competing for three casinos, with each region able to get one casino. )A map of the regions is available below)

-If an Indian tribe, which has a casino, is in good standing with the state, a new casino will not be placed in that region.

- Potential casino proposals will be vetted by a temporary select committee

- A majority of the select committee will not be appointed from the state Legislature

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