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Andrew Cuomo releases his 3-casino plan for upstate New York


Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed authorizing three Las Vegas-type casinos in upstate New York, a large video slot machine center in western New York, and a five-year moratorium on casinos in New York City.


Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday.


His plan would put resort casinos in three of six regions. A gaming commission would have a role in siting those casinos.


The regions in play include the Catskills, the Albany-Saratoga region, the North Country, central New York, the eastern Southern Tier and western New York.


The proposal going to the Legislature would allow only one casino in a region.


Cuomo wants a minimum $50 million licensing fee and a 25 percent cut of gross revenues going to the state.

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