New York's newest casino opens in Schenectady

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  • New York Sen. John Bonacic and Lt Gov. Kathy Hochul prepare to turn a ceremonial key to open the Rivers Casino and Resort Wednesday, February 8 in Schenectady, New York. The Rivers Casino is the third of four new gambling facilities slated to begin operations in upstate New York. (AP Photo/David Klepper)

    New York Sen. John Bonacic and Lt Gov. Kathy Hochul prepare to turn a ceremonial key to open the Rivers Casino and Resort Wednesday, February 8 in Schenectady, New York. The Rivers Casino is the third of four new gambling facilities slated to begin ... operations in upstate New York. (AP Photo/David Klepper) (The Associated Press)

  • A server on a bicycle passes out champagne to guests attending the opening day at Rivers Casino and Resort Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 in Schenectady, N.Y. The Rivers Casino is the third of four new gambling facilities slated to begin operations in upstate New York. (AP Photo/David Klepper)

    A server on a bicycle passes out champagne to guests attending the opening day at Rivers Casino and Resort Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 in Schenectady, N.Y. The Rivers Casino is the third of four new gambling facilities slated to begin operations in ... upstate New York. (AP Photo/David Klepper) (The Associated Press)

Another casino has opened in upstate New York.

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Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined other state officials and local leaders Wednesday at the new Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady. The Las Vegas-style casino is one of four that was authorized by regulators after voters approved an amendment to New York's constitution expanding gambling.

The del Lago Resort & Casino in the town of Tyre in the Finger Lakes region opened last week.

Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier converted into a slots and table-games casino in December, and the Montreign Resort Casino in the Catskills is due to open in a little over a year.

The casinos are entering a crowded regional gambling market, with competition opening in Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island and elsewhere.