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Sullivan County Increases Effort For Casino Approval

MONTICELLO – Sullivan County public officials, business and economic development leaders hope to pursuade Governor Cuomo to site at least one casino in the county.

Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson and Legislator Alan Sorensen penned a letter.  Sullivan County Partnership Vice President Michelle Klugman Resnick and Chamber of Commerce President Terri Ward came up with the idea to shoot a video message read by a number of people.

Resnick said they hope it will get the governor’s attention.

“The intent of the message is to tell the governor that we in Sullivan County want class three gaming in Sullivan County and we will take as many casinos as he wants to give us, that we are here, we are ready, we are accessible, we’re willing and we believe that we deserve an opportunity like other parts of the state and other parts of the country to have gaming here,” she said.

Resnick said casino development will help the county’s economy.