A decision on where up to four casinos will be located in upstate New York is expected to be announced Dec. 17.
That's the date a board reviewing casino applications is expected to meet for the final time. The board is tasked with picking the winners from among 16 casino applications.
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New York State Gaming Commission Executive Director Robert Williams announced plans for the meeting Monday during a meeting of the commission.
Up to four casino licenses are set to be awarded for three different upstate regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and mid-Hudson Valley.
The decision had been expected earlier this fall. It will be made following months of public hearings and presentations on the proposals.