MGM MIRAGE hunting license to operate Aqueduct slots

May 19, 2009 5:09 PM
by Ray Poirier | MGM MIRAGE Inc. (MGM) reportedly is back in the hunt for the license to operate slot machines at the Aqueduct racetrack in Queens, N.Y.

The company was the first one chosen as the licensee by then governor, George Pataki, but withdrew upon seeing the political infighting that the proposal developed.

Now, according to the website, MGM is considering partnering with bidders Peebles Development and Harbinger Capital Partners in a plan to operate the slots facility.

MGM executive Ken Rosevear was quoted as saying, "Working with Peebles and Harbinger, we are confident the MGM Grand at Aqueduct will be a vibrant, first-class destination and will make Queens residents and the state extremely proud."

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