A local problem gambling expert and educator says the pitfalls of the possible expansion of casino gambling aren't being talked about.
Lesa Densmore of Conklin speaks around the nation on gambling addiction.
She is not against casino gambling but is against Proposition One.
She says the proposition only emphasizes the positives of casino gambling and that more discussion and education on the consequences of gambling need to be part of the debate.
"The promises for more revenue and the promises of increasing of jobs and the promises for money to go into education is in direct proportion to the losses of the people that utilize the casino," said Densmore.
Densmore has worked with casinos and lottery systems of other states to spread her message but says the promise of revenue for New York is keeping Albany from properly addressing the issue.
Broome County Executive Announces Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Broome County Executive Debbie Preston announced today that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Preston has been in office since 2012.
In a statement, Preston said she has no plans to stop working and that she feels great both physically and mentally.
Preston went on to say, "I've never backed down from a fight in my life. I've won some and I've lost some. But I've certainly won more than I've lost. And this fight against cancer is one that I intend to win."
Right now, Preston... more
Effects of Wine on Kidney Disease VIEW VIDEO
An occasional glass of wine may help keep your kidneys healthy.
Furthermore, for those who already have kidney disease, moderate wine drinking might help the heart.
When researchers looked at... more
Man Under Bed Arrested
State police tell us a wanted Kirkwood man jumped his bail, and then jumped under a bed.
Police say that 42-year-old James Kennerup was arrested for bail jumping and criminal possession of a... more