Lawmakers, Shinnecock heads talk casino sites

Two Suffolk lawmakers took a tour of the Shinnecock reservation Thursday and discussed possible locations for a casino with tribal leaders. Leg. Wayne Horsley (D-Lindenhurst), Leg. William Lindsay (D-Holbrook)

News 12 Staff

Jun 27, 2008, 12:11 AM

Updated 5,866 days ago

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Two Suffolk lawmakers took a tour of the Shinnecock reservation Thursday and discussed possible locations for a casino with tribal leaders.
Leg. Wayne Horsley (D-Lindenhurst), Leg. William Lindsay (D-Holbrook) and Shinnecock members say they?ve been talking about places to build a casino in the county, but not necessarily on the reservation.
Shinnecock Vice Chairman Lance Gumbs says the tribe will increase the quality of life on the reservation. The county has a definite interest in a casino as a long term source of revenue.
The Shinnecock tribe was sued in 2003 by the Town of Southampton after it broke ground on a casino in Hampton Bays. A federal judge then barred the project.
Though no specific site has been discussed, both lawmakers and the tribe say they plan to push the idea of a casino on the East End.


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