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Akwesasne Mohawk casino. Photo: David Sommerstein
Akwesasne Mohawk casino. Photo: David Sommerstein

NC leaders group supports casino ballot measure

A coalition of North Country political and business leaders is stepping forward to support a ballot measure that would allow expanded casino gambling in New York State.

The group, including Plattsburgh Mayor Don Kasprzak, state Sen. Bettty Little, Essex County supervisors chairman Randy Douglas, Bill Farber, chair of the Hamilton County board of supervisors, and others from Clinton, Essex and hamilton counties, plan a news conference this morning in Plattsburgh.  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

Casino amendment draws opposition

Another anti gambling group has released a study challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo's and the legislature's claims about the benefits of permitting more casinos gambling in New York.

As Karen DeWitt reports, so far opponents the November 5th ballot referendum have been more outspoken than supporters have.  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

Cuomo will promote "yes" on casino referendum

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he plans to offer support to a November ballot referendum to allow new gambling casinos in New York.

Cuomo urged the state legislature to approve a plan to build four gambling resorts upstate, and possibly more in New York City in a few years. Now he says he will be promoting a yes vote on the referendum in the coming weeks.  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

Casino referendum wording increases odds that amendment will pass, say critics

This November voters in New York will decide whether the state will allow up to seven new resort style gambling casinos, when they have the choice of saying yes or no to an amendment. But the wording of the actual referendum on the ballot may increase the odds of the new casinos being approved.

Most ballot referendums proposing constitutional changes are written in very drab, and even confusing language. But the proposal to change the state's constitution to allow up to seven new gambling casinos is different.  Go to full article
Native-owned casinos like Turning Stone would have competition under Gov. Cuomo's plan to expand casino gambling in upstate New York. Photo: Oneida Nation
Native-owned casinos like Turning Stone would have competition under Gov. Cuomo's plan to expand casino gambling in upstate New York. Photo: Oneida Nation

Will more gambling mean more gambling addiction?

New Yorkers have a chance to vote this November on whether there should be more gambling in the state. Those who treat people with gambling addictions say it will likely result in more problem gamblers.  Go to full article
Native-owned casinos like Turning Stone would have competition under Cuomo's plan. Photo: Oneida Nation
Native-owned casinos like Turning Stone would have competition under Cuomo's plan. Photo: Oneida Nation

Cuomo: now voters decide on gambling expansion

Governor Cuomo says it's now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York State. He's signed into law a plan build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state's constitution in order for it to move forward.  Go to full article

Cuomo pushes for three upstate casinos

Governor Cuomo has been pushing the plan for upstate casinos as an economic development tool for several months now. The constitutional amendment needed, which has already received partial passage, calls for seven casinos. Cuomo says he wants just three destination gambling centers for now.  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

Cuomo details upstate NY casino plans

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, joined by union and business leaders, and representatives from county governments, offered more details of a plan to build three new gambling casinos.
The governor says he wants to limit the locations to upstate regions for now, to prop up the failing economy. He says upstate needs jobs like it needs "oxygen". And he says having a downstate location would devalue the upstate centers.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25947183@N04/5728324248/">Ove Overmeyer</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Ove Overmeyer, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NYS casino vote may be on hold for this year

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders tried to jumpstart negotiations over siting several new gambling casinos in New York. But they also concede that the plans might be delayed for another year.  Go to full article
Native-owned casinos like Turning Stone would have competition under Cuomo's plan. Photo: Oneida Nation
Native-owned casinos like Turning Stone would have competition under Cuomo's plan. Photo: Oneida Nation

Cuomo wants casinos upstate first

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address offered more details on a plan to expand casino gambling in New York State. The governor described casino development as an integral part of his ambitions for reviving the economy across the state, and he wants new casinos upstate first.  Go to full article

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