ALBANY – State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D, Kingston) has introduced legislation that would allow video lottery terminal gaming in two Ulster County locations.
The VLT gaming would be operated in facilities that offer entertainment, recreation, or other forms of activities, said Cahill.
“Our biggest concern is as this issue continues to get discussed across the state, particularly now as a revenue raiser in view of the pandemic, we want to make sure that we are at the table in the event there is a local entity that is interested,” he said.
At present, Cahill said no venues have expressed interest in operating VLTs.
A similar measure was introduced some six years ago when two resorts had expressed interest in electronic gaming, but that has waned, the lawmaker said.