Senate Republicans are proposing five Las Vegas-style casinos including up to three in the Catskills with two video slot machine sites on Long Island.
The bill released Thursday also calls for a casino in the Southern Tier’s Tioga County, one near Albany, and one in Westchester County or Queens.
The bill sponsored by Sen. John Bonacic (BAH’-nah-chek) calls for two video slot machine casinos run by off-track betting agencies in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The bill would also study authorizing more casinos limited to video slot machines and electronic table games elsewhere in the state. Currently, they are legal only at horse racing tracks and aren’t run by OTBs.
The proposal is part of closed-door casino negotiations talks.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to start expansion with three casinos upstate.