Poll shows growing support for expanding casino gambling in state

Tom Precious, The Buffalo News, 9/30/2013

The poll was released as a New York City-based nonpartisan think tank that focuses on family and civil society issues put out its second report in two weeks criticizing the state's push for more gambling. The Institute for American Values said New York officials are "fleecing" residents by trying to convince them that the casinos will provide such benefits as jobs and big revenues for the state... The group criticized state officials for not backing up any of their cost-benefit claims with studies or research and said they have ignored the social and economic costs that they say will be associated with expanding more options for gambling.

Subjects: Gambling, Casinos, New York


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