The largest gambling expansion plan in the History of the state was signed into law yesterday by New York Gov. George Pataki. The action means that six new casinos will be opening, three in Western New Yorkthree in the Catskills. Video betting terminals will also be installed at racetracks,New York will be joining the multi-state Powerball lottery.
New York could see the first fruits of the law as early as this fall, when the Seneca Indian Nation opens a temporary casino in the Niagara Falls Convention Centre.