Queens community groups back Resorts World’s quest for full-casino status

Nearly three dozen community leaders and organizations, including clergy, civil rights groups, and economic inclusion advocates, in and around the Queens community, are joining together in support of Resorts World New York City as the New York state Legislature considers a proposal to allow three full-fledged downstate casinos to come online as soon as the end of the year.

The groups behind the letter that’s been sent to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, in addition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, advocate for Resorts World to receive one of these licenses because of the immediate benefit it would bring to the Queens community, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

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