Gaming agency seeks bids to open casinos in NYC area

The state Gaming Commission is seeking proposals to open up to three casinos in the New York City region — a move that is expected to draw interest from the nation’s largest casino operators.

State officials Wednesday issued a “request for expressions of interest” to gauge the market for casinos in the downstate region — a precursor to accepting official bids. Proposals are due December 10.

Two of the three licenses could go to gaming properties that have already been OK’d to run slot machines in the area: the Genting-owned Resorts World Aqueduct Casino in Queens and the MGM Resorts-owned Empire City Casino in Yonkers.

Malaysian-based Genting

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