Casino Loans to Patrons (S.5377-Bonacic)

Bill S.5377-Bonacic would allow casinos to loan money to gamblers “to enable [them] to take part in gaming activity.” Bill S.5377-Bonacic would also allow casinos to cash checks for patrons who wish to use the proceeds of those checks for gambling purposes.Gambling addiction is a serious problem for individuals, families, and communities. This legislation would enable rich casino owners and operators to prey upon the weaknesses of New Yorkers and others who struggle with gambling addiction.