Caesars Entertainment Seeks Gaming License in New York State

Caesars Entertainment Corp. last week announced plans to pursue a gaming license in Woodbury, N.Y., where it hopes to build a new casino resort. The company said it already has submitted its application fee to the New York State Gaming Commission and will work with developer David Flaum to secure required permits and approvals.

“Woodbury is already a well-known destination thanks to the world-class shopping at Woodbury Common. The site is ideally suited for the development of a resort casino given its proximity to transportation and other attractions,” Caesars Chairman and CEO Gary Loveman said in a statement.

Although details of the project are still forthcoming, the proposed resort is planned to be situated on 121 acres of land in Orange County, adjacent to the Harriman Metro North station and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Located just 50 miles north of New York City, the resort would include a hotel, restaurants, bars, retail and entertainment/meeting space.

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