Queens, NY, August 3, 2010 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.,
a member of the Senate's Racing, Gaming & Wagering Committee, today
issued the following statement on the winning Aqueduct bidder:
“Today’s selection by the New York Lottery of Genting New York LLC,
means that finally, after almost a decade-long process, the future of
Aqueduct Racetrack and the surrounding communities looks bright.”
According to sources at New York Lottery, Genting was chosen for their
professionalism and for their understanding of the needs of the community.
“For the sake of my people, I look forward to working with Genting
and the community as we move forward with building Queens’ newest
tourist attraction that will provide 1,300 construction and post-construction jobs,
financial benefits to the state, and long-term benefits to my constituents.
I will also continue to stress those issues that need to be addressed by Genting,
particularly traffic patterns and public safety.”
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