Las Vegas Sands is looking at Nassau County in Long Island, bordering the borough of Queens for a potential casino project in New York.
Las Vegas Sands said in a statement: “We are excited for the opportunity to present an extremely competitive and compelling proposal. These new licenses represent the potential to generate thousands of good paying jobs and build an exciting new industry for the region’s economy.”
Las Vegas Sands Senior Vice President David A. Paterson added more flavour: “We don’t know where the location is at this point, but I’m the one who suggested that they look at Long Island because of all the congestion in Manhattan. The most important thing about the location of a casino is proximity to the airports because a very high percentage of gamblers fly around the world and go to these casinos. So, Long Island, particularly right at the edge [of Queens], you can get to the airport in 15 minutes sometimes.”