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Seneca Nation still pushing off-reservation casino

The Seneca Nation is still committed to an off-reservation casino in the Catskills region of New York, President Barry E. Snyder said.

The tribe is working with Rotate Black Gaming Inc. of Michigan. They plan to open a major facility in the town of Thompson, about 90 minutes north of New York City.

The tribe is pursuing the project under the two-part determination process of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The casino needs state as well as federal approval.

In the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, State lawmakers authorized up to three casinos in the Catskills but none have been built. The Bush administration rejected two tribes under a policy that makes it nearly impossible to acquire lands away from existing reservations.

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Senecas affirm support for Catskills casino development (Mid-Hudson News Network 11/28)