Mangano in talks about casino at Nassau Coliseum

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says he's considering a deal with the Shinnecock Indian Nation to build a casino and resort at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale.

Mangano says the project would create jobs and expand the tax base. In addition, the executive says it's not clear yet how the casino would fit into the Lighthouse Project, which was proposed by Islanders owner Charles Wang.

Before a casino could be built, the Shinnecocks would have to gain federal status.

A final decision on their status could come as early as June.

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