Catskills casino developers seek 4th NY casino as board readies to vote on reopening bidding

Developers behind a proposed casino in the Catskills want to be included if a New York state board reopens the bidding process for a fourth casino license.

Investors behind the Nevele Resort Casino wrote to the state's Gaming Commission Tuesday asking to submit a proposal.

A board appointed by the commission will vote Tuesday evening on whether to reopen the bidding for a fourth casino — but the board's chairman has said only applications from the Southern Tier would be considered.

Last month the board recommended three casinos in the Catskills, Schenectady and the Finger Lakes. Two Southern Tier proposals were rejected and the board withheld a fourth available license.

After local leaders objected, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the board to reopen the bidding for the Southern Tier.