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The following is an unaltered press release from the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn), Chairman of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, commended Governor Cuomo for signing into law a bill he sponsored (A.2270A) requiring requires gaming venues to post information about compulsive gambling support services near every entrance and…

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A new poll suggests that a majority of New York City residents support changing the amendment to add seven new casinos somewhere in New York State, but don’t want to see it in the five boroughs, the New York Times reports. The poll, conducted by the New York Times/Siena College, found that six in 10…

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A State Supreme Court judge struck down a suit that sought to change the language on an upcoming November ballot measure expanding legalized gambling in New York. The New York Times is reporting that Judge Richard Platkin ruled that the case was “lacking in legal merit.” Earlier in the month, we reported that the New York…

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The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is joining the legal battle to get the flowery pro-casino language on an upcoming November ballot changed. The New York Post is reporting that NYPIRG filed a brief arguing that the language on the ballot should be presented in a neutral light. When we last reported on…

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Voters will be presented with a referendum calling for the construction of seven casinos this November, and the language surrounding the measure is wrapped in language designed to make voters think that the bill is a no-brainer. The Associated Press is reporting that the referendum’s language, which promises jobs, lower taxes and money for schools,…

Opinion
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The following is an op-ed submitted by Stephen Shafer, chairperson of the Coalition Against Gambling in NY. In November, New York voters will  have a referendum on whether the state’s constitution should be amended to permit up to seven new commercial casinos. Voters will be the target of pro-casino public relations output filled with buzzwords…

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Earl Grinols, a distinguished professor of economics at Baylor University and author of Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits, penned an op-ed in today’s Daily News urging New York State residents to shoot down casino expansion in the state when it comes to voters in November, saying a better cost-benefit study needs to be done. We agree.…

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