Contact Us

Group Pushes for New York Proposition One Passage

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

The group, New York Jobs Now is spending over $2.5 million for advertising in support of Proposition One to expand casino gambling in the state.

The group is targeting the downstate area to try to boost favorable votes November 5th to locate casinos with table games in areas outside of New York City.

Governor Andrew Cuomo had selected regions upstate for Las Vegas-style gaming parlors with the idea of boosting tourism. Those first selected regions include the Southern Tier, Catskills, and Albany area.

The owner of Tioga Downs is hoping Proposition One is approved and the racino in the Town of Nichols is selected to expand.

Meanwhile, Vista Hospitality Group has indicated it plans to also put in a bid for a casino in the Greater Binghamton Area.

The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce and a group of elected county officials called a news conference to publicly voice their support for the passage of Proposition One.

Opponents have primarily objected to what they termed the ‘rosey’ wording on the proposition that promises tax cuts, jobs and other perks.

More from WNBF

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wnbf.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on WNBF News Radio 1290 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!