Shinnecocks Propose Major Gaming Facility at Aqueduct
NEW YORK CITY - The Shinnecock Indian Nation proposed a new gambling facility at Aqueduct as an
alternative to the state’s request for bids to operate 4500 video lottery
terminal. The casino would have 490,000 square feet of gambling space, with 350
card tables and more than 10,000 slot machines. The tribe projects $2.1 billion
in gaming revenues the first year generating $400 million in tax revenues. As an
incentive the Shinnecock will abandon their plans to construct a casino at its
800-acre reservation in the East End of Long Island.
The governors office said “The state cannot consider a casino until the question
of federal recognition of the tribe is resolved.” A federal judge recognized the
Shinnecocks in 2005, however, they have not been formally recognized by the
federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. The bureau’s recognition is needed for casino
development and a decision could be five years away. The Shinnecocks are hopeful
this will be resolved sooner and reference recently discovered congressional
reports up through the 1950s showing them on a federal list of tribes.
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