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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,…

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A Brighton Beach man busted in a $100 million illegal poker ring has claimed that federal authorities targeted him because he was Russian. The New York Post is reporting that even though Kiril Rapoport pleaded guilty to profiting off an illegal gambling operation, his lawyer, Jay Schwitzman, is maintaining that Rapoport was unfairly pinned due to his…

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A Brighton Beach man turned on his Sheepshead Bay-based barber when he realized that the man who cuts his hair was carrying around some big bills. Brooklyn News reported that 35-year-old Joseph Tabaczek allegedly attacked and robbed the barber before being arrested. The incident took place on June 30 on East 14th Street and Neptune Avenue,…

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