New Yorkers voted yes to Proposition 1 on ballots yesterday, authorizing seven non-Indian casinos to be built, mostly in the upstate region.
The amendment to the state constitution, approved 57 percent to 43 percent Tuesday, was proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration as a way to boost economic and job growth.
In Monroe County, the proposition was narrowly beaten by 460 votes.
Bill Reilich, chairman of the county’s GOP committee, voted no. He says gambling will not bring the economic development promised.