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Developers Mark Progress In Finger Lakes Casino Construction

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Developers of the del Lago Resort and Casino in the Finger Lakes say they are making progress on its construction.

A ceremony was held Friday to mark the casino's final beam being set in place. The gaming hall just off the Thruway between Rochester and Syracuse is scheduled to open in February 2017.

Lago is one of the three upstate casinos approved for state licenses. The other two casinos are in the Catskills and Schenectady. Another casino license is being considered for the Southern Tier.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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