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Wed May 9, 2012
Vox Pop : Gambling : 5/9/12
The top two executives at the non-profit New York Racing Association, which operates New York’s three state-owned horse tracks, were fired last week amid allegations they knew the company was collecting more than the legal amount of so-called takeout on certain bets, costing winning bettors an estimated $8.5 million dollars.
The firings have called into question the idea of gambling and gaming in general, as Governor Andrew Cuomo calls for a constitutional amendment to allow Las Vegas style casinos in the state.
On this edition of Vox Pop we want your thoughts on gambling; is it too much trouble for too little benefit, or is the expansion of gaming a good bet for states looking to increase revenue? WAMC's Ray Graf is joined by WAMC's Alan Chartock.