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Queens Lawmakers Want Gambling Age Raised

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You could soon have to be 21 to place a bet in New York State if two Queens lawmakers get their way.

The change is being proposed in a bill by Assemblyman Philip Goldfeder and Senator Joseph Addabbo, whose districts include the Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack.

New York is one of the few states in the country where 18-year-olds can gamble.

Goldfeder says he is concerned after spotting gamblers under 21 at Resorts World, which is near several schools.

The bill comes months before New Yorkers will vote on whether to legalize Vegas-style casinos in the state.

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