July 11, 2015
On Friday a panel for the New York Supreme Court sided against a Upstate area casino. The Appellate Division ruled that Lago Resort and Casino site plan be vacated and stop all plans.
The casino would be built in Trye.
In December a state casino location board approved the casino. It was one of three to receive the approval. It is expected for the rules for the issuing of the gaming license process is to be finalized by this Fall.
The appeal was brought by Casino Free Tyre. The group is the biggest opponent to the project.
The Oneida Indian Nation also is against the proposed gaming facility. They believes that the location would hurt their casino operation. The tribe owns several casinos including Turning Stone Resort.
The court sided against Lago Resort and Casino due to the town of Trye not supplying enough information that is required. The town did not provide the needed information in the environmental impact report that would show proof of the area environment not being greatly effected by the project.
Lago representatives believe this is a small set back that will be cleared up quickly. The project is still moving forward.
The court ruling is being reviewed by the New York gaming board.
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