NEW YORK CITY—The New York State Gaming Commission Monday unanimously approved licenses to three upstate casino gaming resorts, including the $1.3-billion Montreign Resort Casino in Sullivan County.

The commission also approved the $320-million Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady County and the $425-million Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County. The three casinos were approved by the gaming commission in December 2014 and since then were being vetted for licensure. A fourth facility, Tioga Downs Casino Racing and Entertainment in Nichols, NY was later selected by the state’s Gaming Facility Location Board and is currently undergoing the commission’s licensing review process.

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