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Oneida Nation backs group seeking local vote for new casinos

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The Oneida Nation is backing a group called New Yorkers for Local Approval of Casinos.

Expansion of non-Indian gaming is years away, if at all, in the state. But the group already started a campaign to ensure that local voters have the final say over casinos in their communities.

"There should be local approval layered into this," organizer Michael Tobman told The Albany Times-Union.

The Niagara County Legislature tabled a resolution to support a non-Indian casino in Niagara Falls. The Seneca Nation operates a casino there.

Get the Story:
Oneida push local casino option (The Albany Times-Union 12/5)
Niagara lawmakers table effort to back private casino in Falls (The Buffalo News 12/5)

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