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New York’s New Casinos to Come With More Warnings

HIALEAH, FL - AUGUST 28:  A slot machine is seen in the casino that will hold its grand opening on Friday located in the Hialeah Park Race Track which first opened in 1925 on August 28, 2013 in Hialeah, Florida. The new casino is located in the same complex as the race track which in its heyday was known as the "the world’s most beautiful race course."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sure, Governor Cuomo was a major proponent of a just-passed bill authorizing the opening of as many as seven new casinos upstate, but the government at least wants to make sure it doesn't look like it's encouraging tourists to part with too many of their coveted dollars. This week, Cuomo signed off on legislation "to put up better signs at gambling facilities to notify compulsive gamblers" of the state's 24-hour helpline, which only received "1,449 calls in 2011 although about 1 million New Yorkers have been identified with a gambling problem," according to NBC New York. Have fun, everyone.

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Photo: Joe Raedle/2013 Getty Images