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New York governor hasn't discussed casino with Seneca Nation

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Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder Sr. and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a gaming agreement in Niagara Falls on June 13, 2013. Photo Governor's Office

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said he hasn't discussed a casino with the Seneca Nation.

The tribe's Class III gaming compact authorizes three casinos, including two off the reservation. The tribe is acquiring land for another off-reservation facility but Cuomo said there haven't been any talks about the idea.

"It hasn't been discussed. Anything can happen theoretically in life, but other than that, no," Cuomo told members of the media, The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported.

Theoretically, the compact would need to be amended to allow another Class III facility. It would also need to be submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for approval.

The tribe is facing local opposition to the proposed casino near the town of Henrietta.

Get the Story:
No talks about a Rochester casino, Cuomo says (The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 2/21)
Governor Cuomo talks about possible casino in Henrietta (WHEC 2/20)
Cuomo Addresses Henrieta Casino, College Classes for Prisoners in Rochester Thursday (WBTA 2/20)
New zoning law could pave way for Seneca County casino (WHAM 2/20)

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Seneca Nation sees opposition to off-reservation casino project (2/20)

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