Las Vegas Sands Plans New Project on Nassau Coliseum Site
Las Vegas Sands wants to build a new tourism destination on the site of the Nassau Coliseum in downstate New York. The destination is expected to be worth about 4 billion dollars. It will include a gambling casino, outdoor community spaces, four and five-star hotel rooms and a world-class live performance venue.
The company is waiting for the state's approval of the project. If it gets it, it will be in charge of both the Coliseum and 72-acre property in Uniondale. The 19-member legislature needs to approve any change in the case of Coliseum lease. Republicans there have a majority of 12-7. Bruce Blakeman, Nassau County Executive, said that the company will make a proposal to site an entertainment center and luxury hotel with a gambling casino.
The New York State opened the application process for all casino operators that want to build gambling facilities in the downstate region. The applications for full-scale, Vegas-style casinos in New Yorkers draw a lot of attention.