Most New Yorkers Want To Gamble

09.21.11 Myles Tanzer

One of the only real reasons to go to New Jersey is so you can gamble in Atlantic City, but that could soon be a thing of the past and there may be no reason to ever visit the ‘Garden State’ again. Fifty six percent of people polled are in favor of creating Las Vegas-like casinos right here.

This news comes at a great time because former casino-hater and State Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver just announced that he loves the idea of turning the Aquaduct Racetrack in Queens into a full-fledged casino instead of a boring ol’ electronic betting parlor aka a racino. After all the success the city had with OTB, it should be interesting to see how this horse comes in.