NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) - Some New Yorkers will get to sound off on the state’s upcoming casino referendum, but the forum isn’t happening in Buffalo. Monday the non-partisan Citizens Budget Commission will hold a forum in Manhattan with panelists from both sides of the debate.
The Cuomo administration wants voters to say “yes” on November 5th to a referendum that would amend the state constitution and allow up to seven Las Vegas-style casinos off Indian land.
In June, the Associated Press reported the agreement will allow Las Vegas-style resort casinos in the Southern Tier near Binghamton, the Hudson Valley-Catskills area and the Albany area. One region may get two casinos and that will likely be in the Catskills, which has a tradition of resort development.
The deal also authorizes two video slot centers of 1,000 machines each on Long Island run by the off-track betting agencies of Suffolk and Nassau counties.
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