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Stockbridge-Munsee Band makes pitch for commercial casino


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This graphic from The Middletown Times Herald-Record shows locations of casino proposals in the Catskills region of New York: 3 for Mohegan Tribe; 4 for Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation; and 8 for Stockbridge-Munsee Band.

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin will be submitting site plan for its proposed casino in the Catskills region of New York.

The tribe paid a $1 million non-refundable fee to apply for a commercial casino. Plans call for a $750 million facility on 330 acres in the town of Thompson.

The tribe is also pursuing an off-reservation casino at the site under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a final environmental impact statement for the project in January.

Last November, voters approved a referendum [PDF: Proposal 1] to authorize up to seven casinos in the state. The Catskills region will receive two licenses.

Get the Story:
Thompson board hears from two casino contenders (The Middletown Times Herald-Record 5/1)
Casino race is on (The River Reporter 5/1)

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