Enhanced Gaming One Step Closer to Being Reality in New York

March 14, 2012
Statement in response to the Assembly passage of legislation for a constitutional amendment would need to legalize casino gambling at no more than 7 facilities in New York State

Constitutional amendment would need to be approved again by both houses in the legislature before constitutional amendment would go to voters for approval

“Enhancing gaming in New York by bringing table games to casinos will stimulate our economy; draw additional businesses into the state; and create opportunities for countless jobs, increased tourism and much-needed revenue. Since the day it opened, Resorts World has served as an eager and effective community partner, delivering on their promise of local jobs and serving as an economic engine for the region. With that in mind, I will work with my colleagues to ensure that Resorts World receives one of the seven casino licenses, and can therefore continue to succeed and grow as an economic driver for the Southern Queens community."