NEW YORK (PIX11) — Game on!

The competition for a coveted New York City casino license has picked up, with the state set to reap a minimum of $500 million for each permit awarded.

The state Gaming Facility Location Board issued an official request for applications on Tuesday, mentioning the whopping, nine-figure starting point, which doesn’t include tax revenue for the state.

City sites including Coney Island, Willets Point, and Times Square have been floated as possible locations for casinos. In addition to gaming facilities, the proposed Brooklyn location includes plans for an indoor waterpark, a hotel, and a museum, all at the estimated cost of $3 billion.

In addition to the economic viability of a proposed location, the board will also weigh factors including the projected impact on the local community, labor conditions, and diversity among ownership and leadership groups, according to a board news release.

A 2013 amendment to the state constitution allowed for the construction of up to seven commercial casinos across New York. Four locations have since been built throughout upstate New York. Last year’s budget established the criteria for the remaining three licenses.

The licenses would be good for 10 to 30 years.

Chicksaw Nation is proposing a $3 billion waterfront casino in Coney Island.

“As the operator of one of the largest casinos in the world, we look forward to delivering for the Coney Island community in a manner that is both substantial and sustainable,” Chickasaw Nation Global Gaming Board Chairman Bill Lance said. “We have a proven track record of managing thousands of games and hotel rooms, creating successful entertainment venues as well as a strong employee-driven culture which includes more than thirteen thousand jobs. We look forward to working with our partners, Legends, Saratoga Casino Holdings, and Thor Equities, to give Coney Island the economic boost that this historic landmark deserves.”

MGM Resorts has also thrown its hat into the ring.

“A full-scale casino offering a world-class gaming experience in Yonkers is a game-changer that will transform the community with an influx of 13,000 jobs, including thousands of direct hires, and $1 billion in economic activity to the region,” a spokesperson said. “As the largest operator on the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts has more experience in full-scale casinos and gaming than anyone, and we are eager to showcase the best our company and industry has to offer at Empire City. This historic property is part of the bedrock of the City of Yonkers and the region, and will be a primary economic engine that helps propel these communities and the Great State of New York forward.”