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Catskills Casino Developers Encouraged By Referendum Vote


CATSKILLS – Developers of two proposed Catskills casinos Wednesday expressed their delight at the passage of the gaming proposal that will now allow legalized casinos in New York.

One, and possibly two, could be constructed in the Sullivan-Ulster area.

Charles Degliomini, vice president of Empire Resorts, which is planning a casino-resort at the former Concord Hotel site in Kiamesha Lake, said his company will be filing an application for a casino.

“We feel we that we are very well prepared to apply for a license,” he said. “It is something that we had spent the last two years preparing to do. We have a phenomenal destination-resort master plan already in place.”

Degliomini said they are ready to begin work assuming the state grants them a casino license.

Michael Treanor, managing partner of the Nevele Hotel group in Ellenville, will be meeting with bankers and lawyers to finalize their capital plan.

“At the same time I will be instructing parts of our professional team to complete the environmental impact study, which is nearly complete, to get that through, so that as we move into the RFP state, we have the most robust plan we can possible have,” Treanor said.

Empire Resorts currently operates Monticello Casino and Raceway at nearby Monticello.