ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes that an expansion of gambling in New York begin with three casinos upstate and none in New York City.

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The state Legislature is expected this year to consider final passage of an amendment to the state constitution that would allow up to seven Las Vegas-style casinos beyond Indian land. If approved by lawmakers, voters could make a final decision on the amendment in November.

Cuomo, in his State of the State message Wednesday, said he would propose a “phase one” plan focusing on three upstate casinos. The governor said he wants to bring visitors from downstate and other states to upstate areas.

A gaming commission would pick the best locations. Revenues would be split 90 percent for education and 10 percent for property tax relief.

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