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Montgomery County residents gamble on casino hopes

Updated: 07/10/2014 10:52 AM
Created: 07/09/2014 6:21 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

Ten days before the casino application deadline, Montgomery County residents are staging a casino rally, hoping to show the state Gaming Commission that there is a lot of support in this community.

Demonstrators were out on the Route 30 Bridge that connects Amsterdam with the Town of Florida.

They moved off the bridge when thunder and lightning broke out.

Montgomery County developers requested from the Gaming Commission an extension of the application deadline and a reduction in the licensing fee. Those requests were denied by the commission.

There is also an anti-casino demonstration taking place at the north end of the bridge. That group also sought shelter when the storms hit.

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