Gov. Andrew Cuomo attended a celebratory rally at Bethel Woods in Sullivan County on Thursday, Dec. 1 to kvell about the state Gaming Facility Location Board's decision to allow a casino to be built on the site of the former Concord Resort Hotel.
"A whole generation of people can be reintroduced to upstate New York. And they're going to come to the Catskills, and they're going to see the Catskills, and they're going to love them," he said. "This is the magnet to do it."
The governor directed his remarks to the people of Sullivan County, who faced fierce competition from other developers in other counties.
"You came up with the best product and you deserve to win, and you made that happen," he said.
Watch the whole video of the Governor's remarks above.