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June 24, 2013

Campaign donations ban kept out of state casino law

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The campaign contributors and their donations combined with their lobbying spending included $3.6 million from the New York Gaming Association, which operators harness tracks and video slot machine centers and eyed casinos; $3.3 million from Genting New York, which operates the large video slot machine center at Aqueduct race track and could expand to casinos in seven years; and $1.4 million from the Seneca Indian Nation, which operates a casino and may develop another in the Catskills.

There was no immediate comment from Cuomo, the Senate's Republican majority or the Assembly's Democratic majority.

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