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Newest NY casino boasts a cemetery

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/02/2017 By Caroline Berdon

New York state's newest casino has 2,000 slot machines, 77 table games, 12 poker tables, a food court, a concert venue - and a cemetery.

The Las Vegas-style del Lago Resort and Casino opened Wednesday in the Cayuga County town of Tyre. The developer, Rochester-based Wilmorite, had to build the casino's car park around an old family cemetery containing the graves of people who farmed the surrounding land generations ago.

People who live nearby said the descendants of those buried in the small cemetery didn't want them disturbed during construction, according to local media outlet WSTM-TV.

Town officials say the casino plans to build a fence around the cemetery and make it accessible to the families whose loved-ones are buried there.

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