Anti Gambling Forces Smash Slot Machine In Albany

10.16.13 | Bob Price

Casino wars are heating up in New York as voters decide the fate of a massive expansion effort. As voters prepare to decide the fate of Vegas-style casinos on election day ...anti-casino groups are resorting to violence - against a slot machine. Members of the nonprofit think tank Institute for American Values, the Coalition Against Gambling in New York and other anti-gambling activists took turns with a sledgehammer whacking a slot machine in front of the state Capitol. They oppose a Nov. 5 voter referendum that would authorize Gov. Andrew Cuomo's casino expansion plan.  Anti-gambling groups say there is misleading information coming out of the pro-casino camp.  They say casinos are like a cancer to local economies hurting other area businesses while contributing to crime and tearing apart families.