NY Gov makes gaming part of plans for 2012
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“It’s not a question of whether we should have gaming in New York—the fast is we already do. North Americans have five casinos in New York and we have nine racinos at our racetracks. We don’t fully realize it, regulate it, or capitalize on it, but we have gaming.”
Meanwhile, in an editorial published Jan. 3, The Washington Post has called for Maryland state legislators to resist attempts to advance legalization of slots at Rosecroft Raceway even though some are calling for proceeds to be used to build a new hospital and provide health care in the area.
“Under current projections, recently downsized by legislative analysts, the best that can be hoped for is $475 million in tax revenue from slots — over the next five years. Not exactly a cure-all in the context of the $30 billion in revenue the state will collect this year alone,” stated the Post editorial.