Anti-gambling activists took a sledgehammer to a slot machine in front of the New York State Capitol to demonstrate their opposition to a ballot amendment to legalize gambling casinos in New York state.
Wielding a sledgehammer, anti-gambling advocates took turns smashing up a Lucky 7 slot machine, at a park with the New York State Capitol in the background, as TV news cameras recorded the event.
David Blankenhorn, with the Institute for American Values, organized the event.
“It felt great,” Blankehorn said. “I’ve wanted to do this for a long time.”