New York governor supports online gambling

New York governor supports online gambling

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York recently submitted a bill to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. If approved, the legislation would overturn the current gambling ban in the state and legalize casinos, according to BlackJackChamp. Cuomo has also been raising awareness of the issue and making it clear to residents across the Empire State that he is fully in favor of legalizing gambling.

"We now have 29,000 gaming machines in this state, more than Atlantic City," Cuomo said recently during a recent appearance in Buffalo, according to Buffalo News. "And we walk around saying, 'oh we're not in the casino business, It's not us, look at our constitution.' We don't admit we're in the business, so we're not collecting the revenues that we should collect. We're not regulating it the way we should regulate it."

Not only is Cuomo pushing for Las Vegas-style casinos to be built throughout New York, but he is also emphasizing that the state should get involved with online slots and other internet-based gambling options, as this can bring further revenue into New York, BlackJackChamp reports.

Do you think New York would benefit from legalizing casinos and online gambling? How would it affect business for casinos in Atlantic City and Connecticut?

Published on 13 February 2012