In January, Governor Cuomo proposed the building of a $4 billion convention center and casino in the borough of Queens in order to aid in the creation of jobs, but the proposal did not pass.
While Bloomberg did not mention a specific location for the New York casino, he said the best location would be “where the population is.”
“Right around Atlantic City, they never benefited from that and it’s true of Las Vegas, true of every one of these places,” said Bloomberg. “If you’re going to have it, then why not have it in New York City, and if you want to tax it, use the money to help disadvantaged neighborhoods.”
Next year, the state legislature will be sending voters a constitutional amendment that would allow Las Vegas-style casinos in New York.