Cuomo's Tough Message To Indian Casinos

Governor Andrew Cuomo's tough talk about Indian casinos breaks with the past practice of governors treading carefully with tribes protective of their sovereign rights.

Cuomo's explanation is simple: Money issues between the state and the tribes have been discussed for years. Now he is proposing three casinos in yet-to-be disclosed locations in upstate New York.

Cuomo was already in negotiations with the Oneida Indian Nation on May 9th when he warned that the state would consider allowing casinos near existing operations run by tribes that weren't in good standing with the state. The talks bore fruit Thursday with an agreement that would provide exclusive territory for the Oneida's Turning Stone casino in central New York.

Agreements will likely be harder with the Senecas and the Mohawks because of money disputes.

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