Hudson River Casino Proposal Clears Local Hurdle

05/06/2014 3:07 pm

renseA casino  proposal for the Hudson River across from Albany has received approval from local government officials.

Rensselaer is a city in Rensselaer County, upstate New York, located along the Hudson River directly opposite Albany. The Rensselaer Common Council voted Wednesday in support of a resolution for a casino proposed from Flaum Management and the Chickasaw Nation's Global Gaming Solutions.

The developers outlined earlier this week that they had moved their focus to a casino site in the city of Rensselaer from a site off the Thruway in neighboring Albany, which was unsuitable for the large-scale resort.

There are up to 20 development groups interested in four casino licenses that will be granted this year in three regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and mid-Hudson River Valley.

Applicants have until the end of June to submit final proposal.