New York State’s Gaming Commission has picked the last two members of the casino-siting committee and it’s pretty bad news for the Catskills region. Both of the finalists are cronies of Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), as are the three already-seated members. Remember, it was Cuomo who juiced Orange County into the casino-eligible category. When everyone on the siting panel has ties to Cuomo, what’s the likelihood that Orange County is going to get left out when the goodies start being awarded? Not one casino license has been awarded but the process already stinks.
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“Its purpose is to prevent collusion among poker players. It is the same reason that we prohibited texting and other forms of communication that other players can’t understand or hear or see.” — South Dakota Gaming Commission Executive Director Larry Eliason on the state’s new, English-only rule for players at card games. “The reason we can [do it] is because gaming is a suspect activity. It is not subject to the same protection that other activities are,” explained commission attorney Mike Shaw.