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Casino gambling not the panacea for New York that Cuomo thinks it is

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We’re not going to lie: Our mind was made up on casino gambling — or “gaming,” as Gov. Andrew Cuomo prefers to call it — long before he and the state Board of Elections did a little gaming themselves, inserting language in next week’s referendum to make it sound like a sure-fire economic development plan. Amending the state constitution to allow full-scale gambling casinos in New York is a bad idea for the state, and ...

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wmarincic
October 30, 2013
6:34 a.m.

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A Casino is no different than opening a crack house. Go to the Saratoga Racino any weekday and look at the faces of the 80% of the people on some type of public assistance and Social Security. Look at their faces after they loose their food or bill money for the month. I have a close member in my family that has lost everything to gambling, her home , her job, her fiancé. Every paycheck goes to the Navajo's. If you drive through a Navajo Reservation take a look at the absolute poverty, that Indian money is certainly not going to their people. Casinos are a scam and a dredge on society

ronzo
October 30, 2013
7:46 a.m.

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Here's the hypocrisy. They arrest bookies for running numbers and taking bets, but it's OK for the State to do the same thing? At least the bookies put their "earnings" back into the economy. What will the State use their "profit" for? Feed, clothe and house the people who can't control their gambling habit that the State encourages them to abuse causing them to blow their pay and Social Security checks.

hodgkins.t
October 30, 2013
9:16 a.m.

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Great, but will the DG take pro regressive tax ad money when the blitz comes?

biwemple
October 30, 2013
7:51 p.m.

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Unless the explicit language is written into the referendum that all money MUST go to NYS Education, those casino revenues(if any) will disappear into the General fund faster than a f##t in a wind storm. This has always been a bad idea.

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