Would an Orange County casino mean none for Sullivan County?
Bottom line is that Sullivan County is poised and ready to move forward. Orange County is not.
Orange County casino applications should not be granted simply because it will negate all of the above. It is not consistent with the constitutional intent of the gaming amendment or Gov. Cuomo’s wishes.
More significantly, a casino in Orange County will most definitely thwart efforts to build casinos in the Catskills and further curtail investment in Sullivan County.
The case for two casinos in Sullivan County is very strong.
Sullivan County, not Orange County, is the only real choice in the selection process for two upstate casino destination resorts in the Catskill region.
[Bob Kunis is a lifetime resident of Sullivan County. He is a former educator and successful Sullivan County entrepreneur who was county legislator for District 8 in Sullivan County. He currently sits on the Monticello School Board.]