Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who pushed hard to get Las Vegas-style casinos legalized in New York as a key component of his plan to revive the upstate economy, plans to visit the three communities that emerged victorious yesterday in the battle for gaming licenses.

Cuomo’s press office just released his itinerary for the day, and it includes visits to Schenectady, Sullivan and Seneca counties. His schedule is as follows:

– At approximately 10:30 a.m., Cuomo will be in Schenectady – site of the Rivers Casino & Resort project at Mohawk Harbor. He’ll appear at Proctors Theater at 432 State St.

(It’s worth noting that Proctors does not believe it will be negatively impacted by this project because it doesn’t have a performance space).

– At approximately 12:30 p.m., Cuomo will be in Sullivan County, site of the Montreign Resort Casino. This event will take place at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Hurd Road.

– At approximately 2:30 p.m., Cuomo will make his third and final casino-related appearance in Seneca County, future home of the Lago Resort & Casino. He’ll be at the Finger Lakes Regional Airport on Martin Road.

Cuomo has repeatedly gone out of his way to insist that he had no influence over the selection of the casino license recipients, who all spent big on lobbying and campaign contributions throughout the selection process.

The governor made a similar claim regarding the decision – also announced yesterday – not to allow fracking in New York, saying he relied on the expertise and recommendations of his health and DEC commissioners.

Of course, no one who knows this governor and his hands-on approach to governing is buying these claims.

And it appears the governor is more than willing to fete – and take some credit for – the casino decisions now that they have been formally announced.