Cayuga Nation joins Catskills casino race
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The Cayuga Nation of New York wants to build a $500 million casino in the Catskills on the site of a racetrack.

The tribe, which had rejected gaming in the past, is partnering with Alpha Hospitality. They will ask the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take 30 acres of land into trust. A BIA official said approval could be easier due to prior consideration of the land for an earlier casino deal.

State law authorizes up to three off-reservation casinos in the Catskills. The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has asked for federal approval for another facility.

Get the Story:
Cayugas hope to acquire land near track for casino (The Syracuse Post-Standard 4/8)
Cayugas join tribes looking for a casino payoff (The Albany Times-Union 4/8)
Raceway casino on fast track (The Middletown Times Herald-Record 4/8)
Pataki criticized for lagging Catskills venture (The Middletown Times Herald-Record 4/8)

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