I'm a bit late to the party, but... DO NOT BRING YOUR HANDGUN INTO NEW YORK!! You can not possess a handgun in the state of NY without an appropriate permit to own. This is a FELONY and if caught, you will fry. The only exception to this is if you are simply passing through in accordance with FOPA rules. Stopping at a casino is most certainly NOT within FOPA restrictions and is absolutely illegal, no question. This whole thread is full of terrible information.