Las Vegas Sands Corp., one of the world’s largest gambling operators, is looking for a location on Long Island to build a casino at the suggestion of David A. Patterson, a senior vice president who was governor of New York. 슬롯머신
Las Vegas Sands is considering the Nassau Hub on Long Island and the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum among other sites. However, the company must secure a state license to operate the casino. Patterson and other Sands executives spoke at a joint meeting of the Nasaw Chamber of Commerce and the Suffolk County Chambers Union and announced the company’s plans.
Representatives for Sands announced that the state gaming commission will open an application window next month. However, officials have been told that the license is not expected to be issued before the end of 2023. Sands executives Ron Reese and Norbert Riezler said the company typically invests between $3 billion and $4 billion in casino construction.
Given Long Island’s proximity to LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, Patterson says the area could be an attractive casino destination.
“The most important thing about casino locations is that they are close to the airport because the percentage of gamblers is very high,” he said in an interview with Newsday. “You can ride a high roller coaster from Long Island, especially Queens, to the airport in 15 minutes.”