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Casino operators join forces on New York venture

Casino operators join forces on New York venture

Two Maryland casino operators are teaming up in hopes of opening a casino and resort in the Hudson Valley-Catskills area of New York, and are considering other projects in that state, the companies announced.

The Cordish Cos., which runs Maryland Live in Hanover, the state's largest casino, and Penn National Gaming, which runs the second-largest, the Hollywood Casino in Perryville, hope to build the project in the Village of South Blooming Grove in Orange County, less than a 90-minute drive from Manhattan.

Penn National spokesman Eric Schippers said the plan is to create a "destination resort experience" that will be larger than either of the two operations in...