St. Regis Mohawk Tribe sends fewer gaming funds to communities

The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Resort in Hogansburg, New York. Photo from Facebook

Has the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York seen a drop in Canadian visitors? One official in St. Lawrence County seem to think so, based on a decline in shared gaming revenues.

The county received $2.9 million in 2014 but the amount has fallen by nearly $500,000 in 2015, The Watertown Daily Times reported. That means fewer dollars for local communities that share in the funds.

“It could be that people aren’t coming across the border to the casino as much as they were in the past,” country administrator Ruth A. Doyle told the paper. “Our expectation is that we’ll be getting far less than we’re used to getting in tribal compact funds.”

As part of its Class III gaming compact, the tribes shares 25 percent of net slot machine revenue with the state. Of that amount, 12.5 percent goes to St. Lawrence County and 12.5 percent goes to Franklin County.

The tribe operates the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Resort in Akwesasne. Exact revenues are not disclosed.

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St. Lawrence County faces decrease in revenue from Akwesasne Mohawk Casino (The Watertown Daily Times 2/9)

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