The Seneca Nation owns and operates the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca, New York. Photo: Seneca Gaaming Corporation
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Seneca Nation heads to arbitration for Class III gaming compact in New York



The Seneca Nation and the state of New York are heading into arbitration over their Class III gaming compact.

A dispute arose after the tribe stopped making revenue sharing payments earlier this year. The tribe believes the agreement required payments to run for 14 years.

The state disagrees and has threatened to authorize a non-Indian facility in the tribe's territory. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) also has repeatedly canceled meetings to discuss the issue.

Since 2002, when the compact took effect, the tribe has shared $1.4 billion with the state. The tribe has set up senecagamingtruth.com to share information about the compact, which otherwise remains in effect.

Read More on the Story:
Casino cash dispute heading to arbitration (The Niagara Gazette September 8, 2017)
Cuomo demands binding arbitration to settle Seneca casino dispute (The Buffalo News September 8, 2017)
Cuomo admin.- Senecas headed to arbitration (WGRZ September 8, 2017)

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