Casino debate tackles issues

Tom Tobin, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle , 10/29/2013

The two didn't argue much, and in fact agreed more and more as the evening wore on. Blankenhorn, who has become one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed amendment, said, as he often has, that casino gambling is a losing hand when it comes to economic development, good jobs, tourism and social stability. What it does most of all, he said, is take money from the unsuspecting and give to the state... Blankenhorn admitted that his side is losing as the vote nears. "The polls aren't looking good," he said. "I believe the people eventually will realize that this is not a good thing. But that realization might not come in time for the vote on Nov. 5."

Subjects: Gambling, Casinos, New York

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