MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Empire Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM:NYNY) (“Empire”) and its wholly owned subsidiary Montreign Operating Company, LLC (“Montreign” and together with Empire and its other subsidiaries, the “Company”) today announced that the consideration of recommendations of gaming facility applicants for licensure by the New York State Gaming Commission is on the agenda for the New York Facility Location Board’s (“Location Board”) meeting to be held at 2:00 p.m. on December 17th, 2014 in Albany, New York. The Location Board’s official meeting agenda includes, “Consideration of Recommendations of Gaming Facility Applicants for Gaming Commission Licensure.”
After the Location Board concludes its work, the New York State Gaming Commission is responsible for the award of Gaming Facility Licenses upon confirmation of the applicants’ suitability and their respective ability to complete the gaming facility.
Sixteen applicants are competing for up to four licenses in three upstate regions: the Capital Region, Hudson Valley/ Catskills Region and the eastern Southern Tier. Montreign submitted its application in response to the Location Board’s Request for Applications for the Hudson Valley/Catskills Region.