Gov. Cuomo Thursday morning said a constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling in New York may not spell out where the gambling dens would go.
Cuomo, appearing on Talk 1300 AM this morning, said he wants to take next year to “do our homework and let's talk about it and let's start to work on it and do a real study.”
Legalizing casino gambling requires two successively elected state Legislatures to pass a constitutional amendment before putting it up for public referendum.
Cuomo today said he does not believe an amendment needs to specifically spell out locations for the casinos. That could be decided on separately.
“You can pass (an amendment) next year without getting into the regulation of the industry,” he said.
“You can amend the constitution with language without getting into what regions and where... We have two years, frankly, to put a system together.”