NY Lawmakers Take Gamble on Casinos

Destination News

New York took a step towards legalizing public casinos, as state lawmakers on Wednesday reached an agreement on an amendment to the state constitution. The proposal would allow up to seven casinos with table games to operate in the state, creating competition for Atlantic City’s resorts and other nearby gambling destinations. Details such as where the casinos would be located will not be decided until the 2013 legislative session, and voters would still have to approve the amendment. New York currently allows table games at Indian casinos and electronic games at racetracks. The decision is just the latest in a decade-long debate about expanding gambling in the state. reuters.com

  • RELATED POSTS
  • EDITORS PICKS
  • Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Brings 'New Cool' To Meetings & Events

    As anyone following my Twitter feed or the landing page for it on smartmeetings.com knows, I was recently hosted in Cincinnati to explore the burgeoning downtown district there. The urban center is seeing a tremendous amount of…

    Florida Tourism

    Florida Tourism Breaks Records

    Florida Tourism is booming. The state has set a new record; welcoming 54.1 million visitors in the first half of 2015. This is the largest number in any six-month period in the state’s history, according to Visit Florida.…

    Orlando No. 1 among Top 50 Meeting Cities

    Orlando No. 1 among Top 50 Meeting Cities

    The top three cities remained the same but switched places in Cvent Inc.’s annual rankings of the top 50 meeting cities. Basing its rankings on more than $8 billion in sourcing through its marketplace in 2014−15, the…

    Meet Los Angeles-Ernest

    A Word from the President & CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

    Dear Friends, As President & CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB), I am proud to showcase the vibrancy and diversity of L.A. through this 2015 Smart Meetings Supplement. Los Angeles is a 21st…

    MPI Convention

    San Francisco Welcomes MPI Convention

    When the 2015 Meeting Professionals International (MPI) World Education Congress runs Aug. 1-4 at Moscone Center, attendees will experience a world-class travel destination, cutting-edge education sessions and red-carpet treatment from host San Francisco Travel Association. “You won’t…