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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Interesting read about Casinos and Citi Field.

I was reading in the NY Post today about how there are talks about bringing Casinos into the heart of NYC. Then it got me to thinking whatever happened to the talks about Steven Cohen and the partnership he was looking at to build a casino by Citi Field.

From the NY POST.

Manhattan’s East River waterfront is being eyed as a location for a “Monte Carlo”-style casino that would immediately become the world’s “hottest” gambling facility, its promoter says.

The planned East River casino submitted to the state Gaming Commission is the brainchild of Water Club restaurateur Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe and would be located next to the floating eatery off East 30th Street.

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That led me to thinking about the News from October about Steve Cohen.

From Sportico 

Steve Cohen, the billionaire owner of the New York Mets, is in discussions with Las Vegas Sands Corp. about a possible casino next to Citi Field, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.

The talks are preliminary, according to the people, who were granted anonymity because the matter is private. The state is currently in the early stages of exploring casino licenses in the New York City area, and any formal plan would still require a series of regulatory and legislative approvals.

“Steve thinks that Willets Point needs to be addressed long-term—it’s a mess,” said a Mets spokesperson, adding the team’s priority remains on filling open baseball positions. “He has been hearing lots of ideas, and the Mets want to be part of those conversations to ensure the interests of our fans and the local community are well represented.”

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And then that led me to here.


From the NY POST

   Others who submitted preliminary proposals: Bally’s, Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts, Hard Rock International, UE Resorts which operates the Okada casino in Manila; and Rush Street Gaming, which operates a casino in upstate Schenectady.

Elected officials and community groups were also allowed to submit their input on casinos.

There was strong opposition to a casino opening near Citi Field, the NY Mets home in Flushing — including from the influential Queens Civic Congress, a coalition of 60 neighborhood groups.

Read more here.

I didn't hear a peep out of this. I pay attention to what goes on with the development of 126th street and haven't seen a word about anything. So what's the next plan?

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