The Seneca Nation owns and operates the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. Photo: Seneca Gaming Corporation
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Seneca Nation prepares for arbitration in gaming dispute with state of New York



The Seneca Nation is eager to start arbitration proceedings in a Class III gaming dispute with the state of New York.

The tribe shared $1.4 billion with the state under the compact, which took effect in 2002. But the payments stopped this year after the tribe said they were no longer required.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), though, claims the tribe has violated the agreement and has invoked arbitration. The tribe is eager to get the process going with hearings in its territory, instead of New York City, as was suggested by the state, The Niagara Gazette reported.

The tribe and the state previously went into arbitration over the expansion of non-Indian gaming facilities. The tribe basically won that dispute and was able to hold onto a portion of revenues that the state would have received.

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Niagara Falls Finances Remain Uncertain (WGRZ September 20, 2017)
Niagara Falls leaders react to critical audit (WIVB September 19, 2017)
Senecas 'ready for arbitration' over dispute with state on casino profits (The Buffalo News September 15, 2017)

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Editorial: Drawn-out casino dispute victimizes too many communities (The Buffalo News September 21, 2017)

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