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Most NYers favor full-fledged casino gaming: poll


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The majority of New Yorkers want the state to take a chance on legalizing casino gaming, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.

“New Yorkers of every stripe say what stays in Vegas should stay in the Empire State as well,” said Quinnipiac Poll Director Mickey Carroll.

But despite the majority support, most New Yorkers also are betting on an increase in gambling addiction.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last month his administration will study whether allowing full-fledged casinos makes sense for New York.

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Do you support or oppose the creation of non-Indian casinos in New York state, similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas?

Support: 56%
Oppose: 37%

Do you think the creation of these casinos would be good for the economy?

Yes: 64%
No: 31%

Do you think the creation of these casinos would lead to an increase in gambling addiction?

Yes: 63%
No: 33%


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