The cards are being shuffled and four lucky winners are gambling on a winning hand in gaming in New York.
The Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center and Genting Americas, part of an international gaming conglomerate, hosted an afternoon meet and greet at the popular ski center that abuts Sterling Forest and is adjacent to Harriman State Park.
The official public presentation of Sterling Forest Resort took place Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Tuxedo Town Board meeting, which will be held at the George F. Baker High School auditorium. Genting showed a six minute video that gives its overall project plan for Sterling Forest Resort, a proposed gaming and entertainment complex complete with casino, two luxury hotels, the ski resort, and next door Renaissance Faire village.
Another meeting was held yesterday, Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. by Genting Americas, ironically at Saint Mary’s Church in Tuxedo Park
The Genting plan includes two large hotels, one bigger than the other. Between them, and connected to them, would be the spacious gaming floor, with its own separate entrance. The gambling part of the equation is the interest driver and key component, according to Genting Americas. A resort development like the proposed Sterling Forest wouldn’t be possible without the gambling ingredient. Only four licenses will be approved, for now, in the NY gaming lotto.
The development would involve 238-acre property in Orange County right off Route 17A and would include $25 million toward paying for the long-dormant 15B interchange off the New York State Thruway. The exit would presumably allow resort traffic to bypass the narrow Rt. 17 corridor that runs through Sloatsburg and Tuxedo, thereby helping to relieve both communities of large traffic impact.
The projected cost for the Genting proposal range from $400 to $750 million dollars and would include infrastructure and environmental costs.
Ten or so projects are vying for the four resort slots approved by NY voters.
Public support of casino proposals in their towns, village and counties will be a major consideration during the state’s review of applicant plans.
Republished with permission: Sloatsburg Village
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