Gambling On Citi Field: Mets Owners Try To Open A Fresh York Casino
Simply as New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators hash out discussions over whether or perhaps not to legalize casinos that are state-sanctioned the Empire State, it would appear that the New York Mets may quickly have casino neighbor of their own, albeit an Indian-run one. Based on recent tales in The New York Post, Mets owners Fred Wilpo and Saul Katz are checking out their options regarding creating a 500-room, full-service hotel/casino complex directly next to Mets’ Citi Field park location; a bold move that may attract gamblers and non-gamblers alike with slots, dining table games, as well as an additional 1.8 million square feet of luxury amenities and retail space.
Wilpo and Katz have inked a deal with the Southampton, Long Island-based Shinnecock Indian Nation to work the brand new York casino when (and in case) it turns into a reality. Attempting to sweeten the deal for new york, the ownership group is apparently offering a $100 million signing bonus to the town for the 62-acre Queens-based site they have earmarked for the project, saying that the Willets Point locale will be used to attract millions of visitors from the ny area, also as worldwide.
Fueling the project will be the hope of recouping some of the multimillion buck losses the Mets’ incurred towards the notorious Bernie Madoff’s disastrous Ponzi schemes several years ago. An additional motivation will be a make an effort (more…)