The commission wants any casino built in Orange or Duchess Counties to cost at least $350 million because of the proximity to New York City.
Casinos in the Albany area would have to cost $135 million while a casino in Broome or Tioga Counties would need to come in at over $85 million.
Both Tioga Downs and Traditions at the Glen, competitors for the Southern Tier casino license, say their plans already exceed those minimums with Tioga proposing $105 million in upgrades and Traditions designing a $150 million project.
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