Whether you believe Casinos are a detriment to the communities, hurting local businesses and are really temporary budget gimmicks to temporarily help a State unable to captain its fiscal ship; or believe Casinos could be the economic boost for struggling areas, on thing is certain – site selection is never apolitical.
Can Cuomo seriously claim that excluding the legislature from site selection will keep politics out of the process? http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2013/02/cuomo-says-no-way-to-legislatures-involvement-in-casino-siting ) Don’t bet on it. One can wager that Cuomo will double-down on the powerplay with the possibility of Casino development and all the contracts and horse-trading that would go along. What do you think? Join the Conversation here, on facebook or twitter.