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Racino expansion plans unveiled

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Residents packed the City Council chambers on Tuesday night hoping to get a first look at the expansion plans for the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Executives from the Racino laid out their vision at the City Council meeting.  The project includes a new 108 room hotel, as well as a 2,000 seat event center.  It also comes with a $30 million price tag.
Many people at the meeting spoke out about the expansion.
"We are not talking about an organization that is trying to cure cancer or solve climate change. We are talking about an unethical, untrustworthy state-funded gambling corporation that has a history in this town of many broken promises," one resident said.
Saratoga Springs recently said its status on the project downgraded, meaning that City approval is not needed for the project to proceed.
 
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