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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
Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/grilledcheese/289172674/">Christine K</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. Photo: Christine K, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Sencas, Cuomo continue casino deal talks

Over the last week the Oneida Nation and the Mohawk Native have reached settlements with the Cuomo administration giving them exclusive rights to operate casinos in their regions.

The Seneca Nation is the third tribe now operating a casino in New York. They have yet to finalize a new agreement. Governor Cuomo, speaking in Buffalo on Wednesday, says that negotiations continue.  Go to full article
Akwesasne Mohawk casino. Photo: David Sommerstein
Akwesasne Mohawk casino. Photo: David Sommerstein

What the Mohawk casino deal means for the North Country

Mohawk tribal chiefs joined Governor Cuomo in Albany yesterday to announce a new deal on casino exclusivity.

They signed off on settling a long-running dispute over revenues from the Mohawks' Akwesasne Casino near Massena. In return, the Mohawks will get exclusive gaming rights in the 8-county North Country region.

David Sommerstein joined Martha Foley to sort out what the deal means for the North Country and the Mohawk land claim.  Go to full article
St. Regis Mohawk tribal chiefs and North Country leaders with Governor Cuomo Tuesday in Albany.
St. Regis Mohawk tribal chiefs and North Country leaders with Governor Cuomo Tuesday in Albany.

Mohawks ink gaming exclusivity deal for North Country

Fresh off a deal with the Oneida Nation, Governor Cuomo stood with chiefs of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe this afternoon to announced a deal to resolve gaming issues that affect the North Country.  Go to full article
The lobby of Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/orlandosworld/372828657/">O World of Photos</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The lobby of Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Photo: O World of Photos, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Oneidas, NYS settle on sharing casino money

For the first time, the Oneida Indian Nation has entered into an agreement to share some of its gambling revenues with New York state. The concession means there's no risk of a competing state-run casino in the Nation's backyard.  Go to full article

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