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Casino proposition up for vote Tuesday
ALBANY -- Voters in New York will decide Tuesday whether to allow up to 7 non-Indian casinos to be added in the state.
The proposed amendment, known as Proposition 1, is among six ballot questions that voters across the state will encounter on Tuesday. To look at some of the other propositions, click here.
The casino amendment to expand gambling has a lot of supporters, and it also has its share of opposition.
The wording alone on the ballot has caused a lot of controversy as of late. Opponents unsuccessfully sued to change the referendum's language, saying it was too "rosy" and didn't include any of the negative impacts of gambling.
Tomorrow when you head to the polls this is what you'll see on the ballot:
"Proposition one would allow for a total of up to seven casinos for the purpose of promoting job growth, increasing aid to schools, and permitting local governments to lower property taxes through revenues generated."
Critics say it is a gamble not worth taking and could lead to an increase in addiction and crime.
Meanwhile high-profile supporters, like Governor Cuomo, says if it passes, it would promote economic development.
Polls will be open from 6am-9pm on Tuesday. For a list of locations near you, click here.