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Deadline arrives for New York casino applications
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Forget fax machines or email attachments. Developers hoping to build casinos in New York state are using boxes, binders and trucks to submit their proposals to gambling regulators.
Seventeen development groups submitted bids Monday, the deadline to apply for one of four upstate casino licenses expected to be awarded this fall.
Contenders include local investors and international gambling companies. The applications are detailed and long, with multiple copies required.
Traditions Resort and Casino's proposal to build a facility in New York's Southern Tier took up 485 binders.
Empire Resorts' plan for a Sullivan County casino came in 280 boxes carried in a truck and escorted by armed security.
Caesars Entertainment submitted a 6,000-page application for its proposed Orange County casino.
A state board will review the proposals before making recommendations.