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$100 million racino to rise in Alex Bay

Pre-Reveal Sweepstakes

Pre-Reveal Sweepstakes

ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. – a couple of Rochester developers proposed to convert the now-vacant Bonnie Castle Recreation Center in Alexandria Bay into a $100 million racino resort.

“It really will impact the community in a way the community has not been impacted in many, many years, in a very positive way. There are a lot — a lot — of opportunities for a lot of people,” announced Mark Bohn of Bennett Heights Capital LLC.

Bohn, along with Marc R. Vasile, Vice President of Vasile Construction Corporation proposed 35,000 square foot gaming center with 1,000 video lottery terminals, horse racetrack, 500-seat convention cneter, 128-room hotel, fine and casual dining restaurants, an outlet mall, a spa and an all-terrain and recreational vehicle park that will generate an estimate of   $16 million in annual payroll for at least 600 construction jobs.

According to the developers, all the needed components for the project were all in place except for the approval of the state Gaming Commission and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

“Right now, our biggest stumbling block is the RFA,” said Bohn who met with Vasile and the Gaming Commission last March for the request of application.

The developers stated that River Isles along Route 12 was designed to be a year-round destination that would cater Canadians.

“It’s not just a racino; it’s not just a hotel; it’s a whole conglomerate of projects,” Vasile said.

North Carolina Pre-Reveal Games Compliant with Text of Law

Pre-Reveal Sweepstakes

Pre-Reveal Sweepstakes

WHITEVILLE, N.C. – a Dublin elected official charged with misdemeanor for illegal operation of a video gaming café told pre-reveal video machines were legal under the state’s law.

Last week, law enforcement from Columbus County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey Scott Smith, a town commissioner in Dublin and charged him with two counts of misdemeanor for operating Gold Rush Internet Café north of Whiteville. He was released, however, with $1,000 secured bond.

According to Capt. David Nobles of the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, the raid which confiscated 68 hard drives from computers and $5,800 cash from Gold Rush was authorized by the District Attorney’s Office who stated that the State Supreme Court upheld the ban on video gambling machines.

However, Smith’s lawyer Alan Maynard argued the machines were legal under the North Carolina law because those who purchased internet time were already notified of the winnings before the game.

“Those same games are running in over 40 counties in the state of North Carolina. There are other district attorneys and sheriff’s departments that agree that our software is compliant,” said Smith.

DublinDistrict Attorney Jon David, nonetheless, insisted to take the case to the superior court for Smith’s best interest.

“By bringing this matter directly into superior court, we’re going to expedite things and give the community a chance to weigh in on what justice should be. And I would think that any defendant should embrace that opportunity because a jury is the ultimate safeguard for any criminal defense,” David told.

Cyber Cafes Closed; Now Back Open

Pre-Reveal Sweepstakes

Pre-Reveal Sweepstakes

Four arrested for sweepstakes armed robbery in Reidsville

REIDSVILLE, N.C. – four residents of Alamance County were arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping at a sweepstakes parlor in Reidsville last week. Two others remained wanted. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrests of Martrell Sentorius Jefferies, 24; Jimmy Robert Davis, Jr., 50; Whitney Bonique Lawson, 23; and Antonio Fiorello Johnson, 44. The suspects were all charged – Jefferies with robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of second degree kidnapping with $225,000 secured bond in jail; Davis with felonious accessory with $40,000 unsecured bond; Lawson with aiding and abetting an armed robbery and two counts of aiding and abetting second degree kidnapping with $125,000 secured bond; and Johnson with felonious accessory after the fact.

Arrested: Davis, Jefferies, Lawson and Johnson

On May 29, around 7:15 in the morning, two black men entered the shop at Village Business Center and Sweepstakes at 276 N.C. 87 Reidsville and threatened employees with a handgun. After that, they tied up the staff and fled in a white or tan Nissan with undisclosed amount of cash from the sweepstakes parlor. According to Deputy Kevin Suthard, public information officer for the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, the local police collaborated with the Burlington Police Department in order to identify those involved in the armed robbery. “Our people have been in Burlington over the past week looking (for the suspects),” Suthard stated. Meanwhile, Percival “P-Diddy” Maurice Burnett, 33, who lived at 500 S. Greensboro St. Lot 44 in Carrboro and Charles Lewis Compton, 37 remained wanted. Police reminded that both Burnett and Compton were armed and dangerous.

Wanted: Burnett  and Compton