ALBANY, N.Y. -- The state Gaming Commission voted Monday to issue licenses for three new upstate casinos that could be operating in the next two years, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.
The casino projects in Schenectady; Thompson in Sullivan County; and Tyre in Seneca County were picked from 16 developers who were looking to build up to four casinos just outside the New York City area. A fourth project has preliminary approval but wasn't ready for a vote, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported.
The state Legislature approved up to four casino licenses in 2013, when voters also agreed to seven privately owned casinos. The three remaining casinos aren't likely to come about for several years, the Poughkeepsie Journal said.