Shinnecock Nation presented with dozens of locations for a casino
Thursday, July 29, 2010
A couple of years ago, no one wanted to talk to the Shinnecock Nation of New York about gaming. Now everyone is courting the tribe with the hopes of landing a casino in their community.
"We never realized how much land is available on Long Island until this happened," Tribal trustee Lance Gumbs said at a gaming task force meeting, The Riverhead News-Review reported. "Everybody and their brother now is presenting different pieces to us."
Gumbs said "upwards of 30 sites" have been presented to the tribe. Some of them have been publicized in local media reports.
The tribe's federal recognition was due to become final last week. It will be delayed due to a challenge filed with the Interior Board of Indian Appeals.
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