Thomas Wilmot releases statement on Lago Casino

Wilmorite Chairman Thomas C. Wilmot, Sr., Director of Lago Resort & Casino, released the following statement today regarding site construction work:“We are hopeful that Lago Resort & Casino will soon be issued a casino license from the New York State Gaming Commission, based on the recommendation from the New York Gaming Facility Location Board. In the meantime, we are taking actions to be able to begin construction of this $425 million development immediately upon receiving that license. Thus, we are beginning to clear the site and begin preparations for construction. “Our intention is to get Lago built and operating as quickly as possible in early 2016. Just as we have let more than $90 million in construction contracts this fall – contingent upon our winning a casino license – we are taking these preliminary steps now at the site to be able to move as expeditiously as possible, once the license has been awarded.”Wilmot also commented on the Oneidas’ proposed new Chittenango casino:“We certainly respect the Oneidas’ ability to take actions that comply with all existing compacts and laws. Their announcement this weekend only intensifies our desire to obtain a casino license from New York so that we can construct Lago Resort & Casino and open it to patrons and tourists from across New York and visitors from other states and countries. We look forward to competing with resorts and casinos across the northeast. The competition will push every casino to do a better job for the customers and that’s good. “We also look forward to working with Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Hayssen to be part of his proposed I-90 Casino Corridor association to work cooperatively with our competitors to promote and boost Upstate tourism.”

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