Belmont Park casino gains steam over Coliseum

Jockey Kent Desormeaux rides Summer Bird to win the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park, Saturday, June 6, 2009, in Elmont, N.Y. (Julie Jacobson)

May 10, 2011 4:05:50 AM PDT
Efforts to develop a Shinnecock Indian casino near the Nassau Coliseum appear to be fading, replaced by new support for a casino at Belmont Park, according to Newsday.

Sources say a casino at Belmont Park makes a lot more sense.

There's direct access via train, and the site is already approved for wagering and racing.

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