A new poll shows most New Yorkers want to see more Las Vegas-type casinos built in New York that aren’t associated with Indian tribes.
Today’s poll comes as Gov. Andrew Cuomo is considering the idea for non-Indian casinos as a revenue and job producer for the state. Legislative leaders are also now open to the idea that could require a constitutional amendment and voter approval.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows 56 percent of registered voters support creating casinos away from Indian reservations, which now have a monopoly on casinos in New York under federal law.
Sixty-four percent of voters said casinos would be good for the economy.
Quinnipiac questioned 1,016 registered voters Sept. 13-18. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 points.
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