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March 29, 2014

In Our Opinion: Casino would make sense for Schoharie

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But since gambling in the Oneonta area is not — shall we say — in the cards, then Howe Caverns would seem quite feasible. Water testing, traffic counts and archaeological studies have already taken place, and Howe Caverns has also recently partnered with Schoharie County on a $9 million water and sewer upgrade project.

Tague said the corporation has “reached out to over 16 casino developers and are currently having serious conversations with more people every day.”

There is time later on to debate the pros and cons of casinos. What we do know is that Schoharie County is still recovering from the devastating floods of 2011, and could certainly use a boost to its economy.

We say there’s no harm in rolling the dice and seeing what happens.

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