Rally held against casino proposed for Belmont Park

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BELMONT, Long Island (WABC) -- A protest was held on Long Island Tuesday night over plans to bring a casino to the Belmont Park Racetrack.

Residents in neighboring communities came together to rally against the plan.

The Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. wants to install 1,000 video lottery machines at Belmont.

Opponents say a casino would lead to a surge in traffic and crime in the area.

Floral Park's mayor plans to sue to try to stop the project.