NY: Cuomo Outlines New Casino Plans for State

by | 05.10.2013 | 8:09am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new plan on May 9 for casinos in the state, with the first three to be located in specific regions of upstate New York.

The new proposal, which is subject to approval by the state Legislature, would also prohibit any new casinos from being built within New York City and Long Island for the next five years, according to an article in the New York Daily News.

Cuomo is hoping to have this new deal approved before the current legislative session wraps up on June 20. If it is, it would make the current casino at Aqueduct Racetrack the only one within the city of New York.

“Tourism is a great economic generator,” Cuomo said. “We need jobs in upstate New York and economic activity in upstate New York like we need oxygen.”

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