by Michael Bellamy
We need to decide quickly to get behind this [floating casino] or fight it as it will change the character of our lake for better or worse.
As you know, according to NY DOT and DEC, our little lake, while land locked, is considered a navigable waterway and special rules apply for gaming and sports betting when conducted in navigable waters.
Due to Silver Lake's proximity to Rochester, Canada, Buffalo and Southern Tier, a group of investors (I will expose them in next post) are preparing an application in Albany to anchor a floating casino in the middle of the lake and use the state land at South end as a loading dock for a small ferry. During the winter it will sit on the ice and be marketed as a ice casino along lines of what they do for the ice hotels https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hotel
In my humble opinion [IMHO], with our dairy industry hurting, depopulation of our villages and lack of jobs in our community, this casino could be a silver bullet to fix things. but if done wrong, it could make a mess of our lake.
Please share this message today as it's very important we get the word out today.
Greg, Your post about the casino on the lake had me going but then again, today is April first. Bob [Cook]
Background as per Wikipedia