Judge Rules Against Long Island Casino

Judge Rules Against Long Island Casino


WORRIED WHILE SOME NEIGHBORS ARE CHEERING. CBS 2’S JENNIFER McLOGAN EXPLAINS THE PERMIT PROBLEMS IN ISLANDIA. Reporter: APRIL MYER WHOSE HOME ABUTS SUFFOLK’S OTB CASINO SPEAKS FOR HER NEIGHBORS. IT’S AN AMAZING VICTORY BECAUSE WE MOVED HERE TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, A NICE FAMILY COMMUNITY. Reporter: THEY ARE HEAD COACHING A RULING WILL MEAN THE CASINO AT JAKE’S 58 HOTEL OFF THE LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY WILL MOVE ELSEWHERE. A JUDGE FOUND THAT ISLANDIA’S GRANTING A SPECIAL PERMIT WAS INVALID. THE ACCESSORY USE OF A CASINO WAS NOT NECESSARY FOR THE HOTEL’S OPERATION. WHICH SHOWS THAT ORDINARY TAXPAYERS IF THEY UNITE, COALESCE AND HAVE COURAGE AND FORTITUDE AND TAKE ON THESE UNHOLY ALLIANCES OF BIG MONEY AND UNPRINCIPLED POLITICIANS. Reporter: NEIGHBORS ARGUED THAT THE COUNCIL SHOEHORNED IT IN WITHOUT PUBLIC HEARING. LAST NIGHT I WAS ON THE CORNER AND THERE WAS A PATRON URINATING ON A TREE. I HEAR HONKING ALL NIGHT LONG. THE ALARMS GOING ON. THE OTHER NIGHT I OPENED THE DOOR AND ASKED PLEASE, CAN YOU BE QUIET? Reporter: PATRONS ARE PROVING THE CASINO POPULAR. BANKRUPT SUFFOLK OTB WILL PAY OFF ITS DEBT. JUST LAST MONTH THE CASINO TOOK IN $220 MILLION IN GROSS REVENUE. I LOVE THIS PLACE. IT’S CLEAN. THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING IN THE CASINO. AND IT’S CLOSE TO HOME. Reporter: YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE IT GO? DEFINITELY NOT. I HOPE IT EXPANDS. Reporter: PARKING IS IMPROVED WITH FREE VALET AND HUNDREDS OF SPOTS DOZENS MORE ON THE STREETS WITH MUNI- METER. THE CASINO SAYS IT IS A GOOD NEIGHBOR. I DON’T THINK IT SHOULD CLOSE. WE NEED THIS, A LITTLE BIT OF OUTLET. IT’S NOT BOTHERING NOBODY. IT’S GOOD THING FOR THE COMMUNITY ALSO. Reporter: THE CASINO REMAINS OPEN. A SCHEDULED MEETING WITH THE JUDGE NEXT MONTH INVOLVING BOTH SIDES, THE VILLAGE HAS UNTIL DECEMBER 8 TO APPEAL. OTB SAYS IT IS CONFIDENT A RESOLUTION WILL BE REACHED. JENNIFER MCLOGAN, CBS 2 NEWS. ISLANDIA OFFICIALS DIDN’T RETURN JENNIFER’S CALLS. JAKE’S 58 CASINO OFFICIALS BELIEVE THEY WILL PREVAIL IN

2 thoughts on “Judge Rules Against Long Island Casino”

  1. The casino took in 200mil in August. Gives back about 20k each day to winners. That's about 600k. Mmmmm
    takes in about 200mil gives back about 600k. Not a very good ratio. Playing slots here is like scratch offs
    and you know how often you win at scratch offs.😛the odds are against you folks. Take a cruise.😊

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