Cuomo Project $13 Million in Sports Betting Revenue

Assemblyman Patrick Burke says revenue can be put to good use

Tom Puckett
March 20, 2019 - 4:00 am

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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) On Monday, Governor Cuomo said sports betting revenue wouldn't generate a lot. But one local lawmaker says it can still do good.

"Sports betting does not make you that much money. New Jersey has sports betting and it only raises $13 million," says Governor Cuomo, which he calls a rounding error, and says the economic benefit isn't there to legalize it.

But one local assemblymember says the money can do good. "$13 million is $13 million," says Assemblymember Patrick Burke. "I'm not saying I agree with the projection, but it's still a significant amount of money" the state just can't turn its nose up on money especially when the state is crying poor.

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