ALBANY, N.Y. -- If voters approve an amendment to allow for casino gambling in New York next month, the Capital Region will be one of the three areas to get one. The other two areas are the Catskills and Southern Tier.
On Thursday, local leaders and business leaders will be in Albany to urge residents to vote yes on the amendment. Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings and Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy are expected to be at the event.
They said a casino in the area would bring $35 million per year for schools, provide property tax relief, and aid to local governments. About 10,000 new jobs would also be created if casino gambling is legalized in New York State.