Five sites in the Capital Region are being proposed for a casino, but only one is expected to win the bet in the fall.
<p>Cobleskill</p> <p>Name: Unknown</p> <p>Who: Howe Caverns; developer and operator unknown</p> <p>What: Proposed casino on 330-acre section of Howe Caverns</p> <p>Features: Two hotels, dinosaur canyon, 50,000-square-foot water park</p> <p>Jobs: Unknown</p>
Officials in Montgomery County hope this land on Route 30 near Thruway Exit 27, once the site of a proposed casino, can now be used for a business park.
<p>Schenectady</p> <p>Name: Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor</p> <p>Who: Galesi Group, with Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming</p> <p>What: $300 million project on former Alco site</p> <p>Features: 1,150 slot machines, 66 table games, 50,000-square-foot poker room. Two hotels with 275 rooms, 304 apartment units, banquet facility, retail stores. Three restaurants</p> <p>Jobs: 1,000 construction jobs, 1,200 permanent jobs, generating $5.7 million each for city and county</p>
<p>Rensselaer</p> <p>Name: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino</p> <p>Who: David Flaum of Rochester-based Flaum Management, with Hard Rock International, Global Gaming Solutions of the Chickasaw Nation and Capital Off-Track Betting Corp.</p> <p>What: Project of unknown cost at de Laet's Landing</p> <p>Features: Hotel, Hard Rock Cafe</p> <p>Jobs: Unknown</p>
<p>East Greenbush</p> <p>Name: Capital View Casino & Resort</p> <p>Who: James Featherstonaugh (minority owner of Saratoga Gaming and Raceway), with Churchill Downs Inc.</p> <p>What: 100,000-square-foot casino on Thompson Hill off exits 8 and 9 of Interstate 90</p> <p>Features: 150-room hotel, 20,000 square feet of retail space, two parking garages. Ponds and gardens, several restaurants</p> <p>Jobs: 1,700 construction and permanent jobs, generating $24.1 million annually for region, $5.7 million each for town of East Greenbush and Rensselaer County</p>