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NEW YORK CITY-It looks like a one-horse race for the contract to develop a video lottery casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, with the New York Lottery saying late Tuesday afternoon that it had disqualified two of the three bids submitted on June 29. The disqualification of bids submitted by Penn National Gaming and a consortium of SL Green Realty Corp., Hard Rock International and Clairvest Group—both on grounds that the bidders attempted to negotiate for more favorable terms than those allowed by the RFP—narrows the field to the US-based arm of Malaysian gaming company Genting.

If Genting’s proposal is not approved, the contract to develop a 328,000-square-foot video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct will be bid out for the sixth time in three years. Should that occur, however, neither SL Green nor Penn National would be eligible for reconsideration, the lottery says.

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