Thursday, July 1, 2010

3 Aqueduct bidders left

From the Queens Courier:

Of the six players tendering $1 million for the right to bid on the Aqueduct Racino...only three remain.

“The following companies submitted proposals to develop and operate a video gaming facility at Aqueduct: Genting New York, LLC; Penn National [and] one group comprised of SL Green, Hard Rock [Entertainment and] Clairvest Group,” Lottery spokesperson Jennifer Givner announced on Tuesday, June 29.

Both Buffalo-based Delaware North, which once had the Aqueduct franchise in its grasp, and Yonkers-based Empire City dropped out of the race to operate the 4,500 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at the South Ozone Park racetrack for 20 years.

Their announcements came within minutes of the 4 p.m. deadline.

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