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New Yorks Promise

New Yorks Promise

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Published by David Lombardo
New York's Promise: Why Sponsoring Casinos is a Regressive Policy Unworthy of a Great State
New York's Promise: Why Sponsoring Casinos is a Regressive Policy Unworthy of a Great State

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 A Casino Land Reportby David Blankenhorn
New York’s Promise
 Why Sponsoring Casinos Is a RegressivePolicy Unworthy o a Great State
Institute for American Values
 
 About the Author
D
avid Blankenhorn is the ounder and president o the Institute or American Values, a nonpartisan think tank devoted to strengthening amilies and civilsociety. He is a co-editor o eight books and the author o 
Thrit: A Cyclopedia
 (2008),
The Future o Marriage 
(2007), and
 Fatherless America
(1995). He lives inNew York City.
 Acknowledgements
F
or their help and colleagueship, the author wishes to thank Les Bernal, SamCole, Paul Davies, Earl Grinols, Mathew Kaal, Alicia Savarese, JosephineTramantano, Pete Walley, Barbara Daoe Whitehead, Jody Wood, and Amy Ziet-tlow. The views expressed in this report are the author’s alone.For nancial support, the Institute or American Values wishes to thank the Bod-man Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Institute’s other nan-cial supporters.
This report is dedicated to the memory o Fiorello La Guardia.On the cover: Fiorello La Guar-dia (1882–1947) smashing con- scated slot machines, 1934 (b/w  photo), American Photographer,(20th century) / Private Collection / Peter Newark American Pictures  / The Bridgeman Art Library © 2013 Institute or American Values. Noreproduction o the materials contained herein is permitted without written per-mission o the Institute or American Val-ues. ISBN# 978-1-931764-48-3 Ebook ISBN# 978-1-931764-49-0 
Institute for American Values
1841 Broadway, Suite 211 New York, New York 10023Tel: 212.246.3942  Fax: 212.541.666Website: www.americanvalues.org  E-mail: ino@americanvalues.org 
 
Table of Contents
1. Who Are We? ................................................................................................. 42. The New York Idea ....................................................................................... 63. Gambling and Political Greatness in New York .......................................... 22
Fiorello La Guardia Had a City to Reorm
................................................... 22
Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Evans Hughes  Had a Constitution to Protect 
....................................................................... 34
  De Witt Clinton Had a Canal to Build 
......................................................... 534. Gamble-Speak ............................................................................................... 63
What is Gambling? 
........................................................................................ 63
 Who Gambles? 
............................................................................................... 65
Is Gambling Entertainment? 
......................................................................... 73
Are Casinos Resort Destinations? 
.................................................................. 75
Are Casinos Private Businesses? 
.................................................................... 77
Are Casinos Casinos? 
..................................................................................... 81
What Do You Call a Huge Room Full o Slot Machines? 
.............................. 825. Slot Machines ................................................................................................. 866. Governor Cuomo’s Casino Plan ................................................................... 1017. The Mississippi Model ................................................................................... 1088. New York’s Wonderul Lie ........................................................................... 1189. An Appeal ...................................................................................................... 125Endnotes ............................................................................................................... 129

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