Wasting no time, owners of a license to build a $1.1 billion casino in the Sullivan County town of Thompson, in the Catskills, have started preliminary work on the facility, which is one of three that have been licensed by the state.
The Montreign Resort Casino, being built on the site of the old Concord Hotel in the “Borscht Belt,” as it was known in its glory days, is 75 miles northwest of New York City. A half-century ago, the area was a prominent resort attraction for city dwellers.
The casino is one of three granted by the Gaming Facility Location Board. The other two will be built in Schenectady and Seneca Counties. A fourth casino license is still under consideration.
Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.
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