We were surprised to see people playing video slots last week in the plaza at Borough Hall.
Turns out they were filming some sort of promotion for a casino called Empire City at Yonkers Raceway. It seems that there's 5,500 (and more to come) of these un-armed bandits at the casino there, legal only because of some technicality about the way they're hooked up to the state lottery system's computers.
A correspondent says the slots have been seen in other places around Brooklyn as well, including Fulton Ferry Landing.
Photos by MK Metz