Officials in Saratoga County preparing for possible casino following election day results

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Updated: 11/12/2013 6:23 pm

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - New York State voters approved seven new casinos this election day which means they will be built in the state, however, one county that voted it down, is preparing for the possibility of getting one.

Since Saratoga already has the track and a video gaming casino, it's a good candidate to be one of counties that gets a card and dice casino.  But that doesn't mean voters here necessarily want it.

According to the county website, Saratoga County residents voted against State Proposition 1, the results were 46-percent YES, 53-percent NO. 

County supervisors said on Wednesday they are concerned about a new or expanded casino hurting downtown business.  However, since county supervisors passed a resolution last December in favor of bringing a casino to the county, Chairman Alan Grattidge says their position still stands. Also, the county doesn't want to lose or hurt its image as a tourist destination if a casino goes to another county because Saratoga rejects it.

"I think it's important for everyone to keep in mind that like other laws this is now the law of the land," stated Grattidge, "We should think about how were going to handle going forward with full casino gambling."

Marty Kasper will have more on Wednesday night on News10 ABC on Fox23.

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