The Daily News Online

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is not fully utilizing gambling venues to create jobs and economic development.

The governor on Wednesday backed casino gambling, and urged the state Legislature to support a constitutional amendment to have full-blown casinos off Indian reservations.

“We have long flirted and dallied with another potential economic engine — casino gaming — and when it comes to gaming, we have been in a state of denial,” Cuomo said during his State of the State address. “It’s time we confronted reality.”