Del Lago casino opens its doors
The del Lago Casino in Seneca County has opened its doors. The $440 million facility is one of several casinos opening in upstate after after New Yorkers approved a referendum in 2013 that allows for the creation of four non-Indian casinos upstate.
On its path toward the grand opening Wednesday, del Lago faced lawsuits from some residents of the town of Tyre, who feared the facility would radically change its small town. Nearby casinos in the Finger Lakes and Mohawk Valley also fought it, claiming the casino will simply steal business from their existing pool of customers. But local officials, like the town of Tyre's supervisor Ron McGreevy, insist that the casino and resort will be an asset for the region.http://wrvo.org/post/del-lago-casino-opens-its-doors