Seneca Nation on the hook for $256 million in gaming payments
It looks like the Seneca Nation will have to fork over $256 million in gaming revenues to the state of New York.
Posted: November 12, 2019
Cayuga Nation sues cable network over portrayal in 'Billions' show
A popular cable series did little to disguise the identity of the 'Cayuga' people who were depicted in a recent episode.
Posted: August 13, 2019
President Trump's Indian gaming pick up for confirmation hearing
Donald Trump was openly hostile to tribes when he was in the casino business. Now he gets to pick the federal official overseeing the Indian gaming industry.
Posted: July 23, 2019
Seneca Nation challenges $256 million gaming award after appeal to Trump falters
After sharing $1.4 billion in gaming revenues with the state of New York, the Seneca Nation is saying no more.
Posted: June 10, 2019
Oneida Nation moves forward with sports betting partnership
The Oneida Nation is getting closer to opening sports books at its gaming facilities in New York.
Posted: June 3, 2019
Seneca Nation seeks federal review after losing $256 million arbitration ruling
With hundreds of millions of dollars on the table, the Seneca Nation wants the Trump administration to review its gaming compact.
Posted: April 22, 2019
Lawmakers in New York consider yet another expansion of non-Indian gaming
Non-Indian developers are waving big dollar signs in front of lawmakers in New York.
Posted: March 20, 2019
Tribes move slowly when it comes to sports betting industry
A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door for sports betting but tribes aren't rushing to join the industry.
Posted: January 29, 2019
Seneca Nation told to continue sharing gaming revenues with New York
The Seneca Nation has lost an arbitration proceeding with the state of New York.
Posted: January 8, 2019
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe breaks ground on brewery at casino
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is opening a brewery at its casino, the first of its kind in New York.
Posted: August 6, 2018
Seneca Nation in arbitration over gaming compact dispute in New York
The Seneca Nation has already shared $1.4 billion with the state of New York. But the state wants more.
Posted: July 23, 2018
Tribes continue to weigh impact of Supreme Court ruling on sports betting
Tribes are welcoming the opportunity to engage in sports betting following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Posted: May 18, 2018
Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling
Well that was fast. The Oneida Nation plans to offer sports betting in the 'near future' on its homelands in New York.
Posted: May 15, 2018
Oneida Nation welcomes crowds to third gaming facility in New York
The Oneida Nation held a log-cutting ceremony at its newest gaming facility in New York.
Posted: March 5, 2018
Oneida Nation announces March 1 opening for third casino in New York
The Oneida Nation continues to expand its gaming empire, with the Point Place Casino arriving this spring.
Posted: January 10, 2018
Former Shinnecock Nation official sentenced for cybercrime that derailed casino plan
A former Shinnecock Nation gaming official was sentenced to probation for stealing emails from a fellow tribal citizen.
Posted: December 13, 2017
Seneca Nation enters arbitration with New York over revenue sharing dispute
The Seneca Nation has already shared $1.4 billion in gaming revenues with New York and the state wants more.
Posted: November 22, 2017
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.
Posted: September 21, 2017
Former Indian Country editor blames demise on non-Indian gaming operations
In a report on Voice of America, a former editor at Indian Country Today Media Network is offering details on the demise of the operation.
Posted: September 20, 2017
Seneca Nation heads to arbitration for Class III gaming compact in New York
The Seneca Nation has shared $1.4 billion in revenues with New York but apparently that isn't enough for the state.
Posted: September 11, 2017
Seneca Nation slams governor of New York for repeatedly putting off gaming meetings
The Seneca Nation is firing back at the governor of New York for refusing to sit down and discuss gaming issues.
Posted: August 23, 2017
Governor of New York refuses to meet with Seneca Nation amid gaming dispute
Tensions between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation are rising amid a revenue sharing dispute.
Posted: August 21, 2017
Oneida Nation starts construction of third casino as outlet mall remains on hold
The Oneida Nation is on track to open the Point Place Casino in Bridgeport, New York, in the spring of 2018.
Posted: August 15, 2017
Seneca Nation plans meeting with state to discuss future of gaming compact
The Seneca Nation is still willing to sit down with the state of New York to discuss gaming issues but a meeting has proven elusive.
Posted: August 9, 2017
Seneca Nation willing to talk to state as gaming payments come to end
After sharing $1.2 billion with the state of New York over 14 years, the Seneca Nation has stopping payments.
Posted: July 5, 2017
Seneca Nation gaming corporation announces new top executive
Holly Gagnon has been named the top gaming executive for the Seneca Nation.
Posted: June 1, 2017
Oneida Nation shares fewer gaming revenues after non-Indian facilities open
It's starting to look like the Oneida Nation might be right about the gaming market in upstate New York.
Posted: May 30, 2017
John Kane: Nothing is simple for tribes when dealing with New York
Is counting on the Seneca gaming revenue ignorance, arrogance or intimidation?
Posted: May 2, 2017
Ernie Stevens: Seneca Nation keeps commitment to its neighbors
Final payment of the Seneca Nation compact with New York has been made, but being a good neighbor to the communities is ongoing.
Posted: April 17, 2017
Oneida Nation continues to expand casino empire with new facility
The Point Place Casino in Bridgeport, New York, is due to open in the spring of 2018.
Posted: April 4, 2017
Seneca Nation ends casino payments after sending $1.4B to state of New York
'Our obligation to the state ended,' President Todd Gates announced at a press conference.
Posted: March 24, 2017
John Kane: Seneca Nation money train coming to an end in New York
With the Seneca gaming compact coming to an end, will the state and local municipalities finally see the error of their ways?
Posted: March 24, 2017
Oneida Nation shares $27M in gaming revenue with community
Business appears to be good for the New York tribe as the amount shared in 2016 marks a 12.6 percent increase from last year.
Posted: December 15, 2016
Oneida Nation announces $20M in investments for flagship casino
The Turning Stone Resort Casino will be seeing a new gaming floor, a food hall and a floor-by-floor remodel of 285 hotel rooms.
Posted: November 7, 2016
Former gaming official from Shinnecock Nation enters guilty plea
A cybercrime that effectively derailed the New York tribe's casino efforts is finally coming to light.
Posted: November 1, 2016
Seneca Nation on track to complete $40M expansion at casino
The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, is seeing a 57,000 square-foot addition.
Posted: October 27, 2016
Oneida Nation sends even more gaming revenues to communities
One county's share is already up 19 percent from last year as part of an agreement with the state of New York.
Posted: August 24, 2016
Seneca Nation stopped paying $17M a year for casino police service
The tribe walked away from the arrangement in 2011 and local agencies are picking up the slack.
Posted: August 23, 2016
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry
Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.
Posted: July 20, 2016
Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York
The campaign was aimed at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose leaders were pursuing a casino that conflicted with the real estate mogul's interests.
Posted: June 30, 2016
Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court
While we will vigorously defend our rights in court when left with no other option, negotiation, not litigation, is our preferred method of dispute resolution.
Posted: June 9, 2016
Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site
With a federal appeals court panel's ruling last week reinstating the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York lawsuit against Union Springs, the village has a few options to consider.
Posted: June 6, 2016
Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law
The tribe sued to protect a Class II gaming facility in the village of Union Springs, New York.
Posted: June 2, 2016
Supreme Court won't hear long-running Seneca Nation casino case
The tribe's gaming enterprise remains on solid legal ground now that the nation's highest court has put an end to the dispute.
Posted: May 31, 2016
Supreme Court delays review of Seneca Nation land case again
Without explanation, the justices have twice delayed consideration of a petition that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York.
Posted: May 23, 2016
Former Seneca Nation gaming official jets around world after plea
Since coming under indictment, Bergal Mitchell III has been to Canada, Mexico, Finland, Italy and Greece.
Posted: May 20, 2016
Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case again
After delaying action on a petition filed by casino opponents, the justices are due to consider a case that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in New York.
Posted: May 18, 2016
Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case
Without explanation, the justices delayed the consideration of a petition that questions whether the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is legal.
Posted: May 16, 2016
Seneca Nation celebrates milestone for $40M gaming expansion
The final steel beam was placed on the new structure at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York.
Posted: May 12, 2016
Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino dispute
Opponents have been questioning the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, for years.
Posted: May 11, 2016
Editorial: New commercial casino won't hurt St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
For those who enjoy gambling, the Akwesasne Casino fills the bill.
Posted: May 5, 2016
Donald Trump tried to bully his way into New York tribe's casino bid
After the developers refused to bring the Republican presidential candidate on board, he ran racist ads against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.
Posted: April 18, 2016
Seneca Nation in early discussions for off-reservation casino plan
A developer said the tribe wants to finance a casino and performing arts center in Rochester, New York.
Posted: April 15, 2016
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.
Posted: April 1, 2016
Oneida Nation wins ruling on documents for commercial casino
The tribe is fighting a $425 million casino that would be located right on the edge of its exclusivity zone.
Posted: March 18, 2016
Seneca Nation faces fire over gas station and store at casino site
Some local officials and business leaders in Niagara Falls, New York, are worried about lower gasoline and tobacco prices.
Posted: March 15, 2016
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe sends fewer gaming funds to communities
St. Lawrence County in New York is seeing a decline in its share of revenues from the tribe.
Posted: February 9, 2016
Oneida Nation files lawsuit to block license for commercial casino
The $425 million Lago Resort and Casino would be located on the edge of the tribe's exclusivity zone in upstate New York.
Posted: January 20, 2016
Seneca Nation begins work on $40M gaming expansion project
The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, will be seeing a two-level, 57,000 square-foot addition.
Posted: January 14, 2016
Paula Terwilliger: Non-Indian casino undermines tribal success
I am frightened to think of what could happen to our community if Lago, the proposed Seneca County casino, is permitted to move forward.
Posted: November 23, 2015
Oneida Nation wages war against non-Indian gaming facility
Tribal Representative Ray Halbritter said the developers of the $425 million Lago Resort and Casino are directly targeting his tribe's gaming operation.
Posted: November 12, 2015
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announces general manager for casino
Shannon Keel comes to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Resort with more than 10 years of senior-level casino resort management experience.
Posted: November 3, 2015
Oneida Nation launches campaign to block non-Indian casino
The tribe is trying to get the state of New York to rescind its approval of the Lago Resort & Casino.
Posted: October 21, 2015
Seneca Nation grows land holdings at off-reservation casino
The tribe acquired several properties worth more than $3.2 million around the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.
Posted: September 14, 2015
Oneida Nation files lawsuit over non-Indian commercial casino
The $425 million Lago Resort and Casino will be located on the edge of the tribe's exclusivity zone in central New York.
Posted: September 9, 2015
Seneca Nation plans $40M expansion of off-reservation casino
The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will see a 28,500 square-foot, two-story addition that's due to open in early 2017.
Posted: August 31, 2015
Oneida Nation to bring table games to second gaming facility
Bingo is going away at the Yellow Brick Road Casino to make way for table games and live dealers.
Posted: August 21, 2015
American Gaming Association stakes claim in presidential race
The Republican field includes a handful of contenders with somewhat negative records on Indian gaming.
Posted: August 12, 2015
Oneida Nation casino blamed for losses at non-Indian racetrack
A minority stakeholder at Vernon Downs said the facility has been 'bleeding' profits since the opening of the Yellow Brick Road Casino on June 2.
Posted: August 5, 2015
Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes
The casino mogul once accused the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut of not being Indians.
Posted: July 31, 2015
Connecticut tribes pay out nearly 92 percent put into slot machines
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation pays out 91.85 percent while the Mohegan Tribe pays out 91.71 percent.
Posted: July 7, 2015
Seneca Nation honors boxing great Sully Huff at casino match
The late former council member started the Iroquois Boxing Club to share the sport with his fellow Senecas.
Posted: June 26, 2015
Oneida Nation still working on shopping center at gaming facility
The tribe announced the 250,000 square-foot retail development last fall but additional details haven''t been revealed.
Posted: June 24, 2015
Former Seneca Nation gaming executive pleads in land case
Bergal Mitchell III admitted he took $338,000 from a fraudulent land purchase.
Posted: June 23, 2015
Former Seneca Nation gaming executive set for hearing in case
Bergal Mitchell III was indicted in connection with the $2.1 million purchase of land that the tribe used to develop a golf course.
Posted: June 22, 2015
Connecticut tribes report flat or declining slot machine revenues
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a slight decline while the Mohegan Tribe was essentially flat.
Posted: June 16, 2015
County seeks share of revenues from new Oneida Nation casino
The tribe opened the Yellow Brick Road Casino last week to large crowds and now Madison County wants some of the action.
Posted: June 10, 2015
Oneida Nation sees huge turnout for opening of new $20M casino
More than 1,500 people were in line for the Yellow Brick Road Casino and some even waited overnight.
Posted: June 3, 2015
Oneida Nation opens doors to $20M Yellow Brick Road Casino
The facility features 430 gaming machines, a 500-seat bingo hall, a Keno lounge and several bars and restaurants.
Posted: June 2, 2015
Cayuga Nation Leaders: Tribe hasn't authorized gaming facilities
The gaming facility benefits only a few financially, not the Cayuga Nation as a whole, and comes at a great cost societally to both our people and our neighbors.
Posted: May 26, 2015
Oneida Nation close to opening of new gaming facility on June 2
The debut of the $20 million Yellow Brick Road Casino is less than two weeks away.
Posted: May 21, 2015
Judge dismisses gaming case filed by Cayuga Nation faction
Two rival groups have been at odds for the better part of a decade. One faction supports gaming while the other does not.
Posted: May 20, 2015
Oneida Nation shares gaming revenues with communities
Two counties received $11 million in gaming revenues as part of a settlement between the tribe and the state.
Posted: May 11, 2015
Tribes in Connecticut plan $900M investment in new casinos
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to open as many as three 'satellite' casinos around the state.
Posted: May 8, 2015
Oneida Nation sets June 2 opening for Yellow Brick Road Casino
The $20 million facility and its amenities take inspiration from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Posted: April 30, 2015
Oneida Nation to announce opening date of new gaming facility
The Yellow Brick Road Casino focuses heavily on a Wizard of Oz theme.
Posted: April 21, 2015
Opinion: Oneida Nation casino grows without state interference
The hope of prosperity is evidenced in the success of less regulated and prosperous Native American tribe businesses in the state.
Posted: April 13, 2015
Oneida Nation asks state to deny license for non-Indian casino
The proposed $425 million Lago Resort and Casino sits on the edge of the tribe's exclusivity zone.
Posted: April 3, 2015
Tribes in Connecticut look at multiple locations for new casinos
The facilities would be located near the borders with Massachusetts and New York, where commercial facilities will be opening in the coming years.
Posted: March 6, 2015
Public school finally gets share of Seneca Nation casino revenue
The city of Salamanca was withholding the money due to confusion about gaming revenues and the federal Impact Aid program.
Posted: February 12, 2015
Oneida Nation won't renew liquor store lease for Class II casino
The Yellow Brick Road Casino will be located in a shopping plaza but a liquor store there won't be sticking around.
Posted: February 10, 2015
Oneida Nation stands by 'Wizard of Oz' theme for Class II casino
The Yellow Brick Road Casino is due to open this spring.
Posted: February 9, 2015
Cayuga Nation back in court to defend Class II gaming operation
The tribe claims the village of Union Springs is threatening to shut down the facility.
Posted: January 29, 2015
Column: Tribes concerned about commercial casinos in New York
The tribes, understandably, fear their revenues could be adversely affected by fierce competition only a few hours away.
Posted: January 22, 2015
Oklahoma ranks high in gambling-related embezzlement cases
The state is home to the largest number of tribal gaming facilities -- more than 100 and growing.
Posted: January 9, 2015
Seneca Nation shuffles positions on board for gaming corporation
Kevin Seneca will serve as the new chairman of the board for the corporation.
Posted: January 8, 2015
Shinnecock Nation said to be in gaming talks with Seminole Tribe
The Shinnecocks were partnered with another firm but that relationship appears to have come to an end.
Posted: January 5, 2015
Editorial: Expansion of gaming pushed as quick fix for New York
The New York Times doesn't think three commercial casinos and two slot machine parlors will help the state's economy.
Posted: December 22, 2014
Oneida Nation plans to open $20M 'Wizard of Oz'-themed casino
The Yellow Brick Road Casino is due to open in the spring of 2015.
Posted: December 22, 2014
Factions of Cayuga Nation in court over Class II gaming facility
Rivals of Clint Halftown say he no longer represents the tribe and they want the case dismissed.
Posted: December 18, 2014
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