Legislature Won’t Have Final Say on Casinos
The state Legislature will not get to ultimately chose where any new casinos in New York are built.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has turned down requests from Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for such a role, saying lawmakers will be part of shaping the state’s casino and gambling policy.
It will ultimately be the Governor’s gaming commission who makes the final call on bid approval and sites.
Cuomo did say lawmakers will have at least knowledge of where casinos will be built before they vote on the measure.