City Council approves zoning changes to legalize casinos in the Big Apple

The City Council approved on Thursday a measure that would legalize casinos in certain corners of the five boroughs — though over a dozen lawmakers voted against it.

The council passed the “Gaming Facility Text Amendment,” which Mayor Eric Adams’ administration introduced last year in conjunction with council leadership, by a 35 to 15 vote on April 18. The city’s legislature had approved the plan after it cleared the City Planning Commission last month.