SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – 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.