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22 upstate casino proposals submitted in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Contenders hoping to win the right to open a casino in upstate New York include hometown business owners as well as gambling giants like Caesars, Genting Group and Foxwoods.

A state gambling panel on Thursday released the names of organizations pitching 22 different casino proposals. Wednesday was the deadline for interested parties to pay a $1 million application fee.

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Four casinos are authorized in three regions: the Albany-Saratoga region, the Catskills and the Southern Tier.

The Catskills attracted the most bidders, with several competing proposals for Orange County, fifty miles north of New York City.

Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment that authorizes the casinos, which are intended to spur upstate tourism.

Complete applications are due June 30. A state panel will recommend its choices to the Gaming Commission.

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