Push for Expanded Gambling Intensifies in NY

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Legislation is popping up in New York to permit additional casinos across the state, with other versions of bills placing the expanded gambling offerings at existing racetrack casinos.

And there is a new effort to permit sports betting in the state. The flurry of gambling activity in New York expanded after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, during his state budget submission, said more than $1 billion a year in tax revenue could be raised by permitting full-fledged casinos—including table games—beyond the areas that now feature Indian-owned gambling halls.