New York lawmaker claims tribes owe millions in fees. Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Filed Under: New York Regulation
A New York lawmaker says tribes owe the state $55.9 million in gaming-related fees. Sen. Craig Johnson (D) says the Seneca Nation owes $41 million in security and fingerprinting fees for its two casinos. He says the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe owes $14.2 million and the Oneida Nation owes $739,000.
The state plans to collect the money, a spokesperson for Gov. David Paterson (D) said.
Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, states can charge tribes for fees related to the regulation of their casinos.