Much talk has been heard from politicians in New York State about authorizing a constitutional referendum to permit commercial casinos in the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already indicated he favors three casinos upstate while a Republican group is looking for casinos at various racetracks.
Not to be left out, the Nassau County Off-Track Betting Corp. is promoting a slots facility to be located on Long Island. The property would be run by the off-track betting agencies in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
County officials say such a proposal already has the backing of some legislators and could cement critical Republican support for Gov. Cuomo’s statewide casino proposal.
The Long Island casino would have 2,000 video slot machines.
Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.
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