(NEW YORK POST) New Yorkers are heading to the polls Tuesday to pick the city’s first new mayor in 12 years — a race generating so little enthusiasm that low voter turnout could make a bid for statewide casino expansion a long shot.

Polls showing Democrat Bill de Blasio trouncing Republican mayoral rival Joe Lhota in Tuesday’s election could keep polling stations emptier than usual, and that could impact the ballot question on adding seven Vegas-style casinos, experts said Monday.

“The depressed turnout could hurt the casinos, no doubt about it,” said Mickey Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University poll.

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