Gallery: Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Fi...

Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are all for the redevelopment of the industrial Willets Point neighborhood next to Citi Field – as long as it includes a Las Vegas-style casino. Last year, Mayor Bloomberg announced plans to overhaul the area into a LEED-seeking complex complete with a mall, movie theaters, and low-income housing, but Wilpon and Katz had a different proposal. They wanted to transform the area into a gambling strip that would rake in money to help them recoup the $162 million they lost in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal, but it seems like their plans have been dashed – for now.

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