Thursday, March 20, 2008

Video Poker at Brooklyn Borough Hall

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

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