"If serious discussions begin on bringing a casino to New York City, certainly Coney Island is a natural location and should be part of the mix when considering possible sites," Markowitz said yesterday.
Boardwalk businesses back casino idea
Valerio Ferrari, president of Central Amusement International, the company that owns Coney Island’s Luna Park and Scream Zone, said that a casino would be a welcome addition to the boardwalk.
"A casino certainly has the potential to bring new visitors, jobs and economic opportunity, and is worth assessing further," Ferrari said.
Dick Zigun, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Coney Island” and founder of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow is all in too.
"We had gambling here from 1860-1910— everything from three-card monte to race tracks and heavyweight championship boxing," Zigun said. "I am for Coney casinos.”