WOODBURY - Support for a Shinnecock casino at Belmont Park is gaining momentum, according to people close to the situation.

Newsday reports that talks for the East End tribe to build a gambling hall near the Nassau Coliseum have stalled and Belmont has become the top spot instead.

There's been speculation for years about revitalization projects for the racetrack, and some supporters say a casino could do the trick. Shinnecocks may be close to deal for casino near Nassau ColiseumShinnecocks look to deal LI 3 new casinosTalk of possible casino at Jones Beach