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Gov. Cuomo talks up the impact of the casino gaming amendment in Bethel, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/10713998826/">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>
Gov. Cuomo talks up the impact of the casino gaming amendment in Bethel, NY. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

Cuomo touts casino amendment win

Governor Cuomo did not lose any time in publicizing a win on a gambling expansion amendment in Tuesday's voting. The governor made two public appearances in regions that are now authorized to build resort style casinos.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo casting his ballot yesterday at the Mt. Kisko Presbyterian Church. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/10692954886/">Gov. Cuomo's Office</a>
Gov. Cuomo casting his ballot yesterday at the Mt. Kisko Presbyterian Church. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's Office

Cuomo wins on casino and judge retirement age propositions

The success of proposition number one, the ballot amendment to expand casino gambling, and the failure of the last amendment, to allow judges to serve until age 80, are both wins for Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Go to full article

Six amendments top statewide ballot

There are six amendments on Tuesday's ballot, ranging from whether New York should allow seven resort style gambling casinos, to whether judges should be allowed to serve on the bench until the age of 80. Here's a run down:  Go to full article
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation

Casino approval number one ballot item

New Yorkers will decide Tuesday whether they want to allow seven new gambling casinos in the state.

The amendment to the state's constitution to allow the casinos has the backing of the state's business and labor community, who are financing ads that focus on potential job creation and tax reductions instead of actual gambling.  Go to full article
Casino gaming sites in New York. Photo: NY Governor's Office
Casino gaming sites in New York. Photo: NY Governor's Office

Casinos: how did we get here from Las Vegas?

If voters pass the proposed amendment to the state constitution to allow casino gambling today, New York will become the 21tst state to legalize commercial, Las Vegas style casinos.

Across much of the country nowadays, gambling seems like the natural state of things. But it wasn't always that way, as we hear from David Chanatry, with the New York Reporting Project at Utica College.  Go to full article
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation

Casino expansion number one amendment on Tuesday's ballot

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will decide whether the state should allow up to seven new resort style casinos. Supporters claim it's about new jobs, not casinos. Opponents say hat's just spin.  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York's plans to expand gambling must be approved by voters in November. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Pro casino coalition airs first ads

The first ad is out promoting the ballot amendment to build new casinos in New York. It focuses on the benefits the casinos might bring, and not on actual gambling activity.  Go to full article
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation
Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Oneida Nation

Casino ballot language may influence vote

A poll finds that the positive wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York is continuing to influence voters.

The Siena College poll finds that rosy wording of a ballot amendment to allow up to seven new gambling casinos in New York could influence its outcome.  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragingwire/5873815259">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York's plans to expand gambling must be approved by voters in November. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Court rejects casino wording suit

A state Supreme Court judge threw out a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York. Opponents say they will appeal.  Go to full article
Paul Davis, scholar at Institute for American values, smashes a slot machine. Photo: Matt Ryan, New York NOW
Paul Davis, scholar at Institute for American values, smashes a slot machine. Photo: Matt Ryan, New York NOW

Anti-gambling activists smash slot machine at NY Capitol

Anti gambling activists took a sledgehammer to a slot machine in front of the New York State Capitol, to demonstrate their opposition a ballot amendment to legalize gambling casinos in New York.  Go to full article

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