The amendment to expand casino gambling in New York was approved by voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly.

But in one of the regions where casinos are due to be built, the results last night were a mixed bag.

Nearly half of the counties in and around Capital Region — the loosely defined area around Albany — voted to reject the casino proposal even as speculation centers around the possibility of Saratoga Springs receiving a possible casino.

The only counties to approve the amendment are the largely rural counties of Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie and Washington. Rennselaer County –a  mix of urban, suburban and rural areas — also backed the amendment as well.

But one of the state’s fastest growing counties — Saratoga — voted the measure down. Albany County, also narrowly rejected the amendment by more than 3,000 votes.

Here’s a chart with results from the state Board of Elections:

Albany

30,021

33,517

Fulton

5,334

4,180

Montgomery

5,319

4,201

Rensselaer

17,311

                                  16,608
Saratoga

21,956

25,488

Schenectady

13,207

15,698

Schoharie

4,337

4,170

Washington

5,406

4,170

The amendment’s passage was a more definitive story in the Catskills and the Southern Tier, where voters county-by-county mostly backed the measure. In Broome County, for instance, voters backed the measure 2-to-1, 18,021 yes votes to 9,940 no votes.

Two counties in the Southern Tier region did vote the amendment down: Tompkins and Wayne.

Updated: A few folks in the comments section are making a good point. Wayne County is not anywhere near the Southern Tier! To be clear, the state Gaming Commission is group Wayne County in the “eastern Southern Tier.” How define that area can be found here. I know this sounds like it doesn’t make any sense and it’s not just a simple misnomer, it’s geographically misleading. However, for purposes of tallying the vote, I stuck to including Wayne.

In the Hudson Valley north of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam, were speculation is the region could receive up to two casinos, the amendment largely sailed through all counties. Here’s a chart showing those results:

HUDSON VALLEY  Yes                                        No
Delaware

5,356

4,036

Greene

5,892

4,615

Columbia

8,148

7,283

Sullivan

13,729

4,238

Ulster

25,467

16,841

Dutchess

27,941

18,911

Orange

40,889

19,362