Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson says he's interested in building a casino in the northern New Jersey Meadowlands if the state allows the expansion of gambling beyond Atlantic City.
Speaking Wednesday at a casino industry forum in Las Vegas, the chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation called the East Rutherford site "a very attractive place" for a casino. The area is home to the Meadowlands sports complex where the NFL's Jets and Giants play, as well as the Meadowlands race track, just outside New York City.
Forget fax machines or email attachments - developers hoping to build casinos in New York state are using boxes, binders and trucks to submit their proposals to gambling regulators.
Monday afternoon is the deadline for applications for one of up to four upstate casino licenses expected to be awarded this fall.
Contenders include local investors and international gambling companies. The applications are detailed and long, with multiple copies required.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has received $361,500 and the Legislature has raked in more than $1 million from gambling interests leading up to the Nov. 5 casino referendum which is being challenged in court, according to a new report.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is pushing for the return of gambling to the Coney Island area.