New York liquor board considers alcohol at Oneida casino Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The New York State Liquor Authority is considering a liquor sales arrangement at the Oneida Nation casino.
The tribe entered into a partnership with the owners of the Beeches Restaurant. The tribe will lease space at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino to CD Food & Beverage, which applied for the state permits.
The liquor board in the past has denied permits to the tribe due to legal issues, mostly concerning taxation. The new partnership would appear to address some of those concerns because CD Food would pay local taxes.
EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: If you go to Emerald City (Yonkers Raceway) a trotter horse track with slot machines and go to the Turning Stone Resort Casino (Oneida Tribes casino) you will notice a big difference. The difference is that Emerald City serves alcohol and Turning Stone doesn't. Why was Emerald City given a liquor license and Turning Stone wasn't. It doesn't seem fair. Can anyone explain? What do you think?