From the Times Union…

"What we've heard here preliminarily has been very promising, and we want to make sure we can see with our own eyes what they've told us they've progressed so far," said Poklemba Monday afternoon before he and other officials joined executives from gaming operator Rush Street Gaming of Chicago on a tour of the Erie Boulevard facility. "I think we want to make sure the integrity of the project is maintained in all forms."
The $330 million casino is the major attraction of the $480 million mixed-use development on the former Alco site that includes a harbor with 50 boat slips.
Before the news conference, Greg Carlin, CEO of Rush Street Gaming, said the casino could open in February"

This to me is very exciting news i've been looking forward to it's opening since the project was announced. My main reason is not jobs or revitalizing the area which are both great reasons. Mine is live poker. I've played online poker for years and have had a fair amount of success but having the chance to play live locally is very exciting. The Turning Stone has a great poker room but it's just too far to make a regular habit of going. Local poker players rejoice!