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Cuomo: NY Indian Casinos Could Face Competition

May 9, 2013

ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York's Indian casinos could face competition in their backyards if tribes and the state fail to reach agreements in the coming months....

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May-09-13 1:49 PM

From what I could make of the news conference is that Cuomo is now afraid of the possibility that the arbitration panel is going to award the Senecas huge damages for losses related to the state's "illegal" operations at the three Racinos. This in addition to the likely loss of the $600 million in question for the original exclusivity violation four years ago. The Compact allows the nation to keep ALL of the "State Contribution" if their exclusivity violation charge is duly upheld under the terms of the Compact.

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May-09-13 1:54 PM

"tribes in good standing with the state"...there's a Cuomo opening for moving in next door when he says they are not in good standing. Sounds like the 19th century.

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May-09-13 2:14 PM

"..tribes in good standing with the state." Kind of racist there, aren't you Andy? In past eras weren't complaint tribes commonly referred to as the "good or civilized" Indians?

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May-09-13 2:45 PM

I would definitely stay playing at the Seneca allegany Indian casinos. NY is so money hungry that your chances of winning would just about zero. And where would NY get the millions it needs to construct a casino anyway ? MORE BORROWING from the elderly or MORE CUTS to education?

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May-09-13 3:18 PM

That's a good question panther! In all likelihood the state would sell long term franchises to private companies who would build the facilities on their own dime, in return for a guaranteed "cut" of the operation ; sort of like the state did with the Senecas. Of course no private company is going to lay out that kind of capital investment without some guarantee of an exclusive sales territory, just like the exclusive territory that the state GUARANTTEEED to the Senecas back in 2001.

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May-09-13 5:54 PM

Salamanca pays out better than the one in Erie for sure.

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May-09-13 8:05 PM

Correction @ 2:14p "complaint" does make sense does it? Should be "compliant" as in: "The compliant (read: submissive/agreeable) Indians were in good standing with the state".

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May-09-13 10:56 PM

Has the governor forgotten about the binding arbitration he agreed to on this matter Seems like he is putting the cart before the horse. His actions put him, and his administration, in a very bad position with the arbitration panel. And just what do the taxpayers end up with here? A very big legal bill?

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May-10-13 6:51 AM

Careful who you bully next andrew? You may have bitten off more than you can chew with these folks. They aren't teachers or cops.

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May-10-13 9:15 AM

What a F.I.

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May-10-13 5:40 PM

Just because a state constitutional amendment is up for a vote, doesn't mean it's going to pass!

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