Independence Party of New York

PO Box 695 Huntington, NY 11743

March 4, 2012 Dear Senator/Assembly Member, On March 3, 2012, at a meeting of the State Executive Committee of the Independence Party of New York, a resolution was brought forward to congratulate Governor Cuomo on his visionary initiative to move an amendment to expand gambling in the State of New York. This resolution also supports the proposition that implementation of this new gambling initiative be at the nine Racinos spread across the State of New York. The leadership of the Independence Party of New York believes this initiative to bring forward new gambling games in these already established gaming facilities is the best approach for several reasons. First, these Racinos, Aqueduct, Empire City, Monticello, Saratoga, Tioga, Vernon, Finger Lakes, Batavia and Hamburg, are already successful, known entities within our State. Second, the various regions of the State of New York where these Racinos exist will realize a significant economic impact in jobs and revenue by the expansion and the out year operation of these Racinos. Finally, this common sense approach to locating these games at the established Racinos will not only make it easier for the legislature to pass the gambling amendment at two successive legislative secessions but it will make it infinitely easier to get it passed at the subsequent state referendum. The Independence Party of New York firmly believes that this is the path expanded gambling should take and as an example of our commitment to this initiative unanimously passed the enclosed resolution at the aforesaid meeting. Thank you in advance for any support you can show this initiative. Sincerely. Frank MacKay, Chairman

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