Stop the Seneca County Casino
The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board is currently deciding on where to site four new casinos in Upstate NY.
One of the locations under consideration is in Seneca County. If they choose Seneca County for a casino location, it would seriously threaten the regions economic revival. The decision by the Gaming Location Board could be as soon as next month, so we need to take action immediately to stop it.
Right now, four major casinos are closing in Atlantic City because there are simply too many of them to succeed. There, the state promoted unbridled casino growth and ended up cannibalizing the businesses, costing the state billions, laying off thousands of workers and ruining the local economy. The same thing could happen here with more local casinos.
We want economic development in the region, but we don’t want cannibalization where one town’s interests are pitted against another. Siting the Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County will do just that. A Seneca County casino will bring limited new tax revenue to the state and take jobs away our community and negatively impact existing regional economic revival.
Local leaders like Oneida County Executive Tony Picente are strongly opposed to a Seneca County casino.
County Executive Picente believes, a Casino in Seneca County is, “not good for the economy or any of us and I would oppose it strongly.”
· More gaming threatens local economic revival and our jobs.
· We don’t want to suffer the same fate as Atlantic City.
Don’t pit neighboring communities
against one another for economic growth.
Thanks for your efforts and help.
The No Seneca County Casino Team