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Photo: Evan Blaser, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY casino location board may expand

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The board charged with picking the winning applications to open new casinos in New York may soon have a new member.

The New York Gaming Commission is scheduled to consider on Wednesday whether to add a fourth member to the Gaming Facility Location Board.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo with county and tribal leaders signing the land claim MOU Wednesday in Albany. Photo provided by St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Governor Cuomo with county and tribal leaders signing the land claim MOU Wednesday in Albany. Photo provided by St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

Mohawks, St. Lawrence Co. reach deal on land claim

Wednesday in Albany, tribal chiefs and St. Lawrence County officials joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a memorandum of understanding to resolve the more than three-decades old Mohawk land claim lawsuit.

The deal would allow Mohawks to buy up to 4,800 acres of land from willing sellers in northern St. Lawrence County and add it to the Akwesasne reservation.

St. Lawrence County would get a compensation package of $2.5 million from New York State, $1.5 million from the tribe, and then $4 million annually in perpetuity.  Go to full article

Churchill Downs joins casino proposal near Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Churchill Downs Inc. is joining an effort to bring a $300 million casino resort to the Albany area.

The Louisville, Kentucky-based company says Tuesday it is joining with Saratoga Casino and Raceway in a bid to develop a casino across the Hudson River from Albany in the town of East Greenbush. The company owns and operates the Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby.  Go to full article

Saratoga racino owners eye different casino site

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Owners of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway have dropped a push to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to the city known for its horse racing in favor of a proposal to build a casino closer to Albany.

The facility's owners say Monday that they will seek a license to operate a casino in East Greenbush in Rensselaer County, just across the Hudson from the state's capital.

The decision came after officials and residents in Saratoga Springs objected to plans for a full casino.  Go to full article
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New NYS casino board gets to work

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The panel that will choose operators and locations for new casinos in New York is beginning its work.

The New York State Gaming Commission on Wednesday officially appointed former city comptroller William Thompson, Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz and veteran gubernatorial adviser Paul Francis to the Resort Gaming Facility Location Board.  Go to full article

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Slot machines. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35616354@N03/5873815259/">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Slot machines. Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NYC voters may decide upstate gambling

New York voters have the chance this November to cast ballots on whether to allow expansion of casino gambling to non-Native communities. All the proposed sites are in upstate areas.

But because of a quirk in the election calendar, it's likely that downstate voters will be the ones to make that decision.  Go to full article
Akwesasne Mohawk casino. Photo: David Sommerstein
Akwesasne Mohawk casino. Photo: David Sommerstein

St. Lawrence, Franklin counties receive revenues withheld by tribe

The Watertown Daily Times reports this morning that St. Lawrence and Franklin counties each received $1.8 million yesterday, gambling revenue withheld by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in a dispute with NY state.  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November.<br />Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragingwire/">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York's plans to expand gambling must be approved by voters in November.
Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Advocate fears casino money will influence campaigns

When state lawmakers approved a bill to permit new gambling casinos in the final hours of the legislative session, they left something out: a provision to ban contributions from gambling corporations to legislators' campaigns.  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November.<br />Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragingwire/">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York's plans to expand gambling must be approved by voters in November.
Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Advocate fears casino money will influence campaigns

When state lawmakers approved a bill to permit new gambling casinos in the final hours of the legislative session, they left something out: a provision to ban contributions from gambling corporations to legislators' campaigns.  Go to full article

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