October 24, 2013
Television commercials are now being aired in new York City and Long Island. The ads are to raise support for the development of new casinos and the constitutional amendment that would need to be approved to allow them.
The ad campaign is from the coalition group NY Jobs Now. The focus is to raise awareness for Proposal 1. This is the proposed referendum to expand casino gaming. The ad promotes the support from both the Democratic and Republican parties.
NY Jobs Now reported that $1.2 billion is spent on casino gambling every year by New York residents outside of the state. The money is spent in nearby states, as well as in Canada.
Supporters of Proposal 1 state that if approved New Yorkers will be able to spend their gaming money in the state.
Return to New York Casinos.