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Cattaraugus County, Salamanca and school district to split $31.5M casino windfall

Cattaraugus County, Salamanca and school district to split $31.5M casino windfall. New York state and Seneca Nation had a disagreement over whether the Nation continued to owe the state a percentage of slot machine money. An arbitration panel ruled 2-1 against the Senecas and the federal courts ruled against them. Cattrauguus county will receive $6.6M, the City of Salamancia $5. 5M and 1.4M from the school. The remaining $17.9M will be divided between the city 90% and Cottaraugh County 10%.
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New York Tribe Ads Criticize Plans for Use of Casino Funds

New York-based tribe the Seneca Nation has launched an ad campaign to criticize the state government’s use of casino funds. The body is spending tens of thousands of dollars on the radio and television ads. Governor Kathy Hochul wants to use Senecas casino revenue to help build a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.
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Officials react to Senecas paying casino funds

The Seneca Nation has taken action to resolve the ongoing gaming compact dispute with New York state and begin talks for a new compact. The Nation agreed to transfer $565 million from a restricted escrow account to the state to settle the dispute. Local officials don't know what share of the money will be coming into their communities.
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Federal court ruling again backs state in casino revenue dispute with Senecas

The compact runs through 2023. Senecas stopped paying in 2017. An arbitration panel ruled against them in 2019. The payments since the dispute began add up to about $450 million. Interior Department is investigating the terms of the compact. The issue was referred to the National Indian Gaming Commission for possible enforcement action.
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Federal court ruling again backs state in casino revenue dispute with Senecas
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