National Urban League and Resort Operator Want to Bring Casinos Downstate

By National Urban League
Published 04 PM EDT, Wed Oct 16, 2019

By Stephon Johnson, Amsterdam News

A potential economic and employment boon for Black New Yorkers might be through casinos. However, the governor has told everyone to “pump the brakes.”

The National Urban League and the Las Vegas Sands corporation have created a partnership with the goal of bringing gaming downstate. But they’ll have to get through New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo first.

“I look forward to working with Sands to make an impact on the communities that have far too often been left out of the progress and opportunities in this state,” stated Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League. “The expansion of downstate gaming will not only bring much needed revenue to the state to fund critical services, but it will provide thousands of new jobs and training programs to New York.”

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