A Mets casino could go up next to Citi Field in New York soon. Owners of the New York Mets would love a casino there, especially because it could lead to a lot of revenue on game weekends. According to a report from Tuesday (Feb. 5), the plan to build a casino stems from the need to make back some of the money that the franchise lost in the Bernie Madoff scandal.
This could be a massive undertaking and the proposed building would have a pretty hefty price tag. The team apparently lost $162 million in the Madoff Ponzi-scheme, so this might be an interesting way for the franchise to make some of it back. The report states that the building would be "Las Vegas style" in its presentation.
Having a Mets casino next to Citi Field seems like it could be a huge draw for the city. People could take in a game and then spend a few hours next door. They could even plan entire weekends around watching the Mets and enjoying whatever the new business has to offer. The reality of it all, though, is that anything getting built on that space next to the stadium is a long ways off.
If the New York Mets franchise was somehow able to pull this off and combine the baseball and gambling world, this could be an idea that other owners might try to pull off. Whether this is something that would draw the ire of the baseball commissioner is another question.
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