Religious Groups To Meet With Lawmakers Today On Non Indian Casinos In Ny

05.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A group of religious advocates are pushing back against Governor Cuomo's plan to build seven non-Indian casinos in New York. State lawmakers in March passed a constitutional amendment that would allow for the 7 full-fledged casinos statewide. It still has to be passed consecutively by both sessions of the legislature, and then by a vote of the public. But a group called "The Coalition Against Gambling" in New York is already trying to stop the casinos. They met with state lawmakers Monday and will meet again today to connect with incumbants running for re-election who will be voting on the casino amendment next year. The group says it raises moral questions for a state to raise cash on gambling.