Three Bidders Pass Background Check For Aqueduct Casino License

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Aqueduct racetrack in New york is readying themselves for a new casino. It is still unknown who the developer will be to bring the casino to the track, but today they are one step closer.

Three developers have put in bids for the casino license for the new casino. All three have passed background checks, meaning that the process in choosing one of them will now move forward.

“We now started to discuss a process which we pick a winner,” said Governor David Patterson. The state inspector generals office cleared all three of the developers.

Capital Play and Mohegan Sun, Delaware North, and SL Green and Hard Rock Entertainment are the three developers that are competing for the license. Governor Patterson, along with two legislative leaders will have the final choice of which one gets the license.

The new casino has been a long time in the waiting. The Project was originally approved back in 2001. In the past seven years, however, the project has not been able to get off the ground. There have been a series of mishaps both financially and legal that have slowed the process.

Windsor Student To Begin Three Year Study On Gambling Treatment

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Problem gambling affects many people and some respond better to treatment for their addictions than other. Why there is varying responses to treatment has not yet been figured out.

That will be the basis of a new program in Windsor. A student in clinical psychology at the University of Windsor will be receiving $25,000 a year to conduct the study until he completes his degree.

Kevin Gomes will conduct his study from the Problem Gambling Treatment Services Centre in Market Square. He will be monitoring gambling addicts in their quest to rid themselves of the problems of gambling.

“What we’re trying to accomplish…is to increase the productivity of gambling research. If we are to know what these predictors are..we could tailor the treatment,” said Gomes. Gambling addiction research is basically a new field, and Gomes believes he can make a difference studying the behavior of addicts.

The factors that he will consider is how long people stay with their programs. He will also monitor how much stress and depression play a part in the addicts behavior. “No one’s really studied much (about gambling),” he said.

He will receive the money to conduct the study through the first G. Ron Frisch scholarship. The scholarship is named after Frisch, who is a psychology professor emeritus at the Problem Gambling Research Group for the university.

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