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Two state lawmakers from Central New York are outraged by reports that del Lago Casino just off the thruway in Seneca County is asking the state for a bail out. The $425 million facility is falling short of projected revenue just 15 months after opening.

Utica-area Senator Joe Griffo sits on the senate’s racing, gaming, and wagering committee. He says he was concerned about four years ago when Governor Cuomo’s gaming commission began the process of siting the casinos.

  A Finger Lakes community is trying to fight back against a proposed casino development.  The Town of Tyre, just north of Seneca Falls, has passed a local law to rezone a parcel of farmland in hopes that one of the state’s newly approved gambling resorts might be built there.

Governor Cuomo says it’s now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York State. He’s signed into law a plan build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state’s constitution in order for it to move forward.