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Nassau County says it will rework its lease approval process in effort to build resort and casino

The move comes after a state judge ruled in February that the Las Vegas Sands does not have a valid lease to operate the Nassau Coliseum and the land around it.

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2024, 12:05 AM

Updated 34 days ago

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Nassau County tells News 12 that it will rework its lease approval process in its ongoing efforts to build a resort and casino at the Nassau Hub.
The move comes after a state judge ruled in February that the Las Vegas Sands does not have a valid lease to operate the Nassau Coliseum and the land around it. A state judge also ruled that Nassau County approved the lease without a proper public hearing or an environmental review.
Las Vegas Sands claimed that it held leaseholder rights in a deal it had with the Nassau Coliseum's previous owner.
In a statement, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said, "In spite of delays and changing circumstances, we are fully committed to deal with Sands to bring a world-class hotel, entertainment center, casino and spa to Nassau County."
A Sands spokesperson issued a statement to News 12: "We are grateful for the extraordinary and diverse support our proposal continues to receive and look forward to working with all parties involved to move this transformational development forward. We remain committed to being a collaborative partner and excellent neighbor to the organizations and residents of Nassau County."


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