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The Amish In New York Oppose A Nevada Staple: Casinos


The Amish in upstate New York are upset about something that recession-ravaged Nevadans would probably welcome with open arms.

Developers want to build a $1.5 billion casino in Tyre, New York, a township so small it doesn’t even have its own zip code. Folks in Tyre have lined up for and against the project.

James Dawley, co-founder of Casino-Free Tyhre, has joined with area Amish and Mennonites to stop the development.


Lynn Barbuto, resident, Tyre, New York

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