New York Governor David Paterson said today that the state should re-open the search for a company to build and operate a large slot parlor at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, N.Y.
The Mohegans participated in two separate rounds of bidding but came up empty-handed. The cost of these proposals is not known.
The winning bidder for the last round, Aqueduct Entertainment Group, has been rejected by the state's Lottery Division and investigations continue over the selection process.
In a Lottery Division statement, “The Division of the Lottery has concluded that it cannot issue a gaming license to Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG). Therefore, the State has officially withdrawn its support for AEG to develop and operate a video lottery terminal (VLT) facility at Aqueduct Race Track.”
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