The Governor of New York is pushing for New York City to get a casino sometime in the next couple of years. As if the city is not already a huge tourist attraction, a casino would absolutely throw it over the edge. If this idea is approved by lawmakers, voters will be deciding if this is something they would like as early as November.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants casino operators to compete for three sites upstate rather than downstate, but New York City could get a casino in the second phase of his gambling plan.
Cuomo in his State of the State address proposed that an expansion of gambling in New York begin upstate.
Cuomo on Thursday elaborated, saying casino operators will bid higher and strike more lucrative revenue deals for the state over upstate casinos if New York City isn't an immediate option.