Oneida Nation files lawsuit over non-Indian commercial casino

Artist's rendering of the Lago Resort & Casino in New York. Photo from Facebook

The Oneida Nation continues to fight a non-Indian commercial casino that will be located at the edge of the tribe's exclusivity zone.

The tribe sued the New York Gaming Commission last week, seeking documents related to the approval of the $425 million Lago Resort & Casino. At issue are market analyses and revenue projections that could affect the tribe's operations.

"The Oneida Nation is asking the court to make sure the Gaming Commission lives up to its own promises to publicly release all materials that went into its decisions," the tribe said in a statement to Politics on the Hudson.

The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, Photo from Facebook

The casino will be located off a major highway in the town of Tyre. The site is about 76 miles from the Oneida Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino n Verona and about 63 miles from the new Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango.

The facility has generated significant controversy in the community and opposition from the owners of three non-Indian racinos in the area. A lawsuit filed by a group called Casino Free Tyre has temporarily halted construction.

Get the Story:
Oneidas sue NY over withheld casino documents (The Syracuse Post-Standard 9/8)
Oneidas sue Gaming Commission over casino licenses (Politics on the Hudson 9/8)
Tyre Residents: Lago Casino Proposal Sparks Historic Number of Primary Candidates (TWC News 9/8)
Lago casino opponents fight on after court ruling (AP 8/24)

An Opinion:
Robert Seem: What opponents get wrong about proposed Lago casino in Tyre (The Syracuse Post-Standard 9/9)

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