Saratoga Casino and Raceway recently announced that it will propose a world-class destination resort casino at a site on Thompson Hill in East Greenbush, Rensselaer County.
The company has paid the mandatory applicant fee to the State, solidifying its intent to bid for the Capital Region’s full commercial casino license. The estimated $300 million development will be an economic revival for the region, creating approximately 1,700 construction and 1,700 permanent good paying jobs with benefits, in addition to thousands of additional jobs in the community and region.
Offering seamless access from I-90, the East Greenbush Casino will keep New York State gaming dollars within the state – instead of losing them to a proposed casino in Springfield, Massachusetts – and will draw out-of-state gamers to New York for its many recreational and tourism offerings. The project is expected to reinvigorate the region, making it an exciting destination for visitors from near and far.
“The Casino at East Greenbush is an absolute game changer for the Capital Region’s economy and will become one of New York’s premier destination spots for years to come,” said Rita Cox, SVP of Marketing and External Affairs at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. “We have a team in place that has deep roots and the most experience in the Capital Region. And this project is situated on the best site to showcase the natural beauty and history of the Hudson River and Albany skyline.”
Led by a locally based team of trusted owners with a proven track record and decades of gaming experience, the Casino at East Greenbush is being touted as the best project for the Capital Region’s long-term prosperity. The Casino will generate $35.5 million annually for the Capital Region and $11.4 million annually for the Town of East Greenbush and Rensselaer County. This funding will help local governments keep taxes down, stay below the tax cap and support local priorities.
In addition, local partnerships will be a cornerstone of the project, including formal partnerships with local entertainment venues, businesses, community groups, educational institutions and non-profits. It is also expected to create strong, long-term opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses and veterans.
The 100,000 square foot Casino at East Greenbush will feature world-class gaming, dining and entertainment options, including:
- A 300-room resort style hotel
- A full complement of exciting dining options, including fine dining, casual dining and buffet
- Multiple entertainment venues, with a night club, sports bar and showroom
- 20,000 square feet of high end retail
- Convenient parking, with valet, plentiful covered parking and surface lots
The above was adapted from a press release provided by Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Please tell us what you think of the East Greenbush Casino plans in the comments below.
What you printed is nothing but propaganda!! This casino will bring blight to East Greenbush. It will drop property values in East and North Greenbush, and possibly elsewhere in Rensselaer County. It will feature a high-rise, Vegas-style tower that will loom over the town and everyone driving east on I-90 from Albany. It will cripple East Greenbush’s already failing, inadequate wastewater treatment facility. Did I mention the property abuts a SCHOOL filled with children from 2 to 14 years old? And is just a few acres away from a GIRL SCOUT CAMP that hosts thousands of young girls all year long? Capital Region, we must say “NO” to this casino! Saratoga voters voted it out of their city, and we must not allow it to be built here instead!!