State Senator John DeFrancisco released a statement Wednesday in regards to del Lago officials speaking with members of the Cuomo administration the day before about a possible bailout or tax break so that it won’t be at a “competitive disadvantage.”
“New York families work hard for their money. Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to bailout a failing casino that just opened with so much fanfare from Mr. Cuomo.
“This casino developer pushed to have a New York casino for years, including on the Syracuse state fairgrounds, so he knew exactly what he was getting into. If he’s losing money, that’s his problem to fix, not the taxpayers’.
“I don’t care how much the casino developer gave Governor Cuomo for his reelection campaign. Not a dime in tax dollars should go to a casino bailout. Let the free market settle this.”