We have confirmation that the Cayuga Indian Nation has reopened the Lake Side Entertainment gaming location in Union Springs.
They are a Class II gaming facility under the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act which means they can have electronic bingo and other games along with pull-tabs.
They are planning to be open 10 to 10 Sunday through Thursday and 10 AM to 2 AM Friday and Saturday.
The Cayuga Indian Lake Side gaming building off Route 90 in Union Springs, NY. Photo by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.
The Cayuga Indian Nation reopened its bingo hall in Union Springs on July 3rd after an eight-year hiatus.
The reopening came as the Cayugas began fighting a new agreement between New York State and the Oneida Indian Nation that grants exclusivity to the Oneidas to run gaming operations in a 10-county area in Central New York, including Cayuga County.
They closed again a few weeks later when they were at odds with Union Springs Village officials over they need a local bingo license.
The Oneida Indian Nation has now asked a federal judge to dismiss the Cayuga's lawsuit, in return they would allow the Cayugas to operate a casino in Cayuga County. The judge is expected to issue his ruling early next month.
The Cayuga's have not yet reopened their Seneca Falls bingo facility on Route 89 at their Lake Side Trading gas station.