The Gaming Compact
In 2002, the Seneca Nation signed a Gaming Compact with the State of New York under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to cooperate in the establishment of three “class III gaming” casino facilities, which included slot machines, table games and other amenities and offerings typical of Las Vegas style casinos. In 2013, an amended version of the Compact was agreed upon between the Seneca Nation and New York State. In 2017, the Seneca Nation fulfilled its obligation and is no longer required to remit payments to New York State.
Latest Compact Developments
At the crux of the matter, the Seneca Nation believes the $1.4 billion in revenue sharing it paid to the state between 2002 and 2016 under the gaming compact did [...]
Department of Interior Invites Joint Submission from Seneca Nation, New York State Before Review of Compact Amendment Can Begin
Citing a regulatory requirement that a State who is a party to a Compact under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), must “certify” an amendment submission to the United States [...]
The Buffalo News editorial board opined on May 17 that the Seneca Nation should not be “rewarded with sports betting” while “the Senecas continue to renege on their contractual obligations." [...]
In a society of laws, rules and procedures matter and they apply to everyone, even the government. This includes the gaming compact signed by the Seneca Nation and New York [...]
Citing the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the Seneca Nation is calling on the United States Department of the Interior to review a Compact amendment created by an arbitration panel, [...]
The Seneca Nation has issued the following statement in response to a final ruling issued by a three-person arbitration panel stating that the Nation’s slot revenue sharing payment obligation continues [...]
The mayor is suggesting my legitimate concerns about our severe budget deficit are “grandstanding.” He went so far as to say about me: “If he is serious about not using [...]
Our business has grown since its founding in 1950 as a small plastering company to become one of the largest Western New York-based owners and developers of industrial and residential [...]
The Seneca Nation has selected a respected Indian Law scholar and former federal official as its designated representative for arbitration proceedings regarding the Nation’s gaming Compact with New York State.
Hasn’t it occurred to anyone that taking money out of a region hurts its economy? In 14 years of revenue sharing with New York State, the Seneca people have given [...]
A recent Buffalo News editorial severely colors the facts surrounding the Seneca Nation’s completed payment obligations under our gaming compact, as well as the events of the past six months.
The Seneca Nation has filed its official response to the Arbitration Demand filed by New York State earlier this month. In the response filed today, the Nation asserts its compliance [...]
After observing the feud between New York State and the Seneca Nation for some time, it is clear to me that both parties should make a concerted effort to resolve [...]
The latest disagreement between the Seneca Nation and New York State is whether Governor Cuomo is willing to meet with Seneca Nation President Todd Gates. This is an opportunity for [...]
For all his rhetoric, brashness and tough-guy image, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is picking a fight he cannot win and he is hurting local communities as he mounts his war [...]
The Council of the Seneca Nation is completely united on the Nation's position on revenue sharing with the New York State: It's over! Unlike the current personnel in the governor's [...]
Since Independence Day is here, I thought it appropriate to recognize the contribution of Seneca Nation men and women who have served with great distinction in the armed forces of [...]
Instead of wasting time debating the terms of the New York State Gaming Compact, our local government should be working with the Seneca Nation to be good neighbors and continue [...]