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Cuomo considers adding non-Native gambling

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's re examining the state's approach to casino gambling, and is looking at whether and how gaming in New York should be expanded.

Karen DeWitt reports.

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Cuomo says there’s been a piecemeal approach so far to expansion of casino gambling, and he says the state has to “take a step back” and “come to grips” with the entire issue of gaming.

 

“That question is an important question for the state,” said Cuomo.

“Is it a constitutional amendment? I don’t know, but it’s a topic that we are looking at actively.”

 

Currently, the state’s constitution limits gambling to native Americans on tribal lands within the state’s boundaries. 

 

A spokesman for Oneida Indian nation, which operates the Turning Stone Casino and resort in Central New York, says rather than pursue a lengthy political process to change the constitution,  the state would do better to work with the tribes already operating gambling venues in New York. 

 

 

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