Long Island residents protest against Naso County casino bid

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, a rally in Nassau County, Long Island, to protest Las Vegas Sands’ proposed $4 billion casino resort was organized to “against the Casino Citizens’ Association.” The group was also joined by locals who expressed their opposition to the project before local councillors voted on transferring the project’s land lease to the operator.

New York State is looking for three candidates for three available downstate commercial gaming licenses ready to pay about $500 million each. The application request has already been initiated by the Game Facilities Location Committee, and will now process bids from third-party companies. The winners will be announced by the end of this year.

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, locals gathered in front of the Naso Legislative Building to express their opposition to the “No to the Casino Citizens’ Association” game project. This was the last chance to change lawmakers’ minds before voting on a proposal to transfer the lease of the Naso Hub and Coliseum to a gaming company on May 22, 2023.

Protesters said the proposed casino project would have more negative than positive for the region. Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro has said the site should be redeveloped, but disagrees that it should be converted into a casino site. He added that it is wrong for casinos in the area to be approved for the area.

However, Las Vegas Sands provided an answer. Ron Reese, senior vice president of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs, claimed the company has held more than 300 community meetings with local residents regarding the project. He explained that the gambling leader has received support from numerous organizations to work on billions of dollars in casino projects.

Among the supporters are leaders of organized labor, local and regional chambers of commerce, including Nassau Community College, Long Island University, NAACP New York State Conference, Uniondale Commerce, and numerous non-profit organizations and small businesses. He noted that the company will continue to talk to all residents and share ideas while also learning about new ways to benefit the community.

It should be noted, however, that the Natso County Casino is far from official, as Las Vegas Sands must obtain one of the three licenses. But competition is fierce, with Thor Equity trying to build a casino on Coney Island, for example. But the potential problem for the company is getting support from the community that is lacking.

In addition, Caesars Entertainment, Lock Nation, and SL Green are strong competitors, with their eyes on casinos in Times Square, and Lock Nation recently issued an open letter to win the positive and support of casinos.

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