Federal appeals court sides with New York against Seneca Nation over $435M in casino revenue

A federal appeals panel ruled in favor of New York Monday in a case pitting the state against the Seneca Nation of Indians over casino gaming revenues. According to the Cuomo Administration, that means the state is due $435 million, with local governments in western New York in line to receive about $150 million of that.

The case stems from June 2019, when the sovereign nation sought to vacate an arbitration panel’s ruling that it must continue to make payments to the state.

The tribal nation operates three casinos in western New York. Under federal law, if they wish to offer Class III gaming, which
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