Nassau County, New York legislators voted Monday to approve a 99-year lease to Las Vegas Sands and a $5 billion build.
The project will see the completion of a casino, hotel, and entertainment venue on Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale’s 72 acres of space. The development will occur around the Coliseum, which is a multi-purpose arena that is situated just about seven miles east of Queens, a borough of New York City.
The vote passed 17-1 despite a recent outcry of concerns from local community members and activists. Las Vegas Sands still needs to receive a gaming license before it can offer casino games.