Sixteen companies submitted applications to the New York Gaming Facility Location Board yesterday, the application deadline. Five applications were submitted for the Capital Region, eight for the Catskills/ Hudson Valley Region and three for the Southern Tier. Each region will get a casino, and one region will get two. Oral presentations of applications will begin on or after July 21, 2014. Applicants must then hold a public hearing in their host municipality. The gaming facility operators are expected to be selected by early fall.