Elmont Residents Hold Another Protest against Casino Growth
Adversaries regarding the planned addition of the smaller video lotto terminal casino in the present Belmont playground rallied away from racetrack on Saturday, urging legislators to prohibit the proposed development. Organizers informed media they are not just protesting resistant to the Nassau state casino but also resistant to the one in Suffolk region.
A lot of protesters argued that the establishment of a VLT gaming site at Belmont Park would build criminal activity price and would add more site visitors to the area that is already heavily congested. Some furthermore reported there are six schools nearby along with a increase that is potential driving-under-the-influence situation merely will not seem sensible with regards to their neighborhood.
People added that gambling enterprises are created which allows guests never put them. Therefore, the addition of a casino that is small not benefits the community after all.
The plan has been facing for months now with residents of the area holding rallies every once in a while, the Belmont Park expansion also has many supporters despite the staunch opposition. They’ve got over and over pointed out that the choice of a VLT casino at the racetrack would deliver yearly taxation profits greater than $24 million and would cause a quantity of work getting produced.
A 100,000-square-foot casino would be added to Elmont’s Belmont Park under the proposed plan. The place would feature 1,000 video lottery terminals. Continue reading “Elmont Residents Hold Another Protest against Casino Growth”