Skelos to seek video betting at Belmont Park

State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville). (March 25, 2011)

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State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville). (March 25, 2011) (Credit: AP)

State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos hopes to use talks over the future of Off-Track Betting parlors to bolster Belmont Park racetrack.

Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) told Newsday Friday he hopes to persuade Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) to embrace the installation of slots-like gambling machines at the Elmont track. They have already been approved...

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