Saratoga Casino and Raceway has announced a new partnership with Churchill Downs Inc. Together, they will compete for a license to build and operate a $300 million casino and resort in East Greenbush.

The project will be called Casino at East Greenbush and is expected to create 1,700 construction jobs and another 1,700 permanent jobs. The casino, once completed, would include a full gaming floor, a 300-room resort hotel, many dining options, nightclubs and high-end retail stores.

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Saratoga Gaming & Raceway feels their proposal is the best project to help grow the economy, create jobs and keep taxes down. The project could bring over $5 million to the town, and to Rensselaer County.

The state will approve up to four casino licenses this fall. Casino at East Greenbush will be hoping to be one of those four. There are 21 applications in total to be reviewed.

The proposed site is located off Exit 9 of I-90, right off Rt.4.

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