Shinnecocks disappointed over Cuomo's casino remarks

SOUTHAMPTON - Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation say they're extremely disappointed over remarks Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently made about their plans to build a casino in the state. A referendum on legalizing gambling statewide could take place next year and Cuomo says it would make more sense to wait until then before opening talks with the tribe. He adds that the tribe may also have to compete with corporations that have their own casino plans. Tribal members say it's unfair after they waited 32 years to get sovereign nation status. That gives them the right to allow gaming on their reservation in Southampton, but instead, the Shinnecocks are seeking to build a casino elsewhere on Long Island. The Indian Nation says their casino will bring jobs and revenue to the area.

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