New York Casino Amendment (2010)
|Not on Ballot|
| This measure did not or |
will not appear on a ballot
The New York Casino Amendment did not appear on a 2010 ballot in the state of New York as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have legalized casino gaming in the state.
The measure would have changed the New York Constitution to allow the legalization of casino gaming. According to State Senator John Bonacic, who introduced the measure, given the state of the economy, both nationally and in New York, allowing casino gaming could have helped alleviate some state fiscal matters. According to Bonacic, "Tourism will increase as a result of casino gaming and there will be a spillover effect to everything throughout the county, positive things. I think there’s more positive things in it than negative things.” The amendment would have allowed three casinos in Sullivan County. However, the measure was not sent to the ballot when legislative session ended.