There is a high-stakes competition underway among developers to win one of three new downstate casino licenses from the state.

The current bids include proposals for casinos in Hudson Yards, Times Square, CitiField, Coney Island and an expansion of Resorts World in Queens.

NY1 asked followers on social media: Should New York City have a casino?

Here are the results of the unofficial poll.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, more than 70% voted "no" and more than 28% voted "yes" in favor of having a casino in the city.

On Instagram, 68% voted "no" and 32% voted "yes."

NY1 got many comments from people reacting to the proposal.

NY1 received one message that said, "Weren't they already worried about the amount of money spent in New York state with mobile and online gambling? Maybe we should address that as an addiction problem before bringing a physical casino to NYC?"

Les Bernal, the national director of Stop Predatory Gambling, and Jessica Walker, president and CEO of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, joined "The Rush Hour" on Thursday to weigh in on how "New York is Talking" about having a casino in the city.

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