N.Y. Appellate Division Affirms Legality of Gaming Compacts

Here is the opinion in Schulz v. State of New York Executive:


An excerpt:

The Gaming Act, among other things, provided a statutory framework for regulating casino gambling within the state and effectuated three agreements entered into between the state and the Oneida Indian Nation, the Seneca Nation of Indians and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (hereinafter collectively referred to as the Indian Nations). Those agreements generally provided that the state would grant the Indian Nations exclusive gaming rights within their respective geographic areas in exchange for a percentage of the gaming revenues and/or support for the then proposed casino gambling referendum, which was passed by the voters at the November 2013 general election.

One thought on “N.Y. Appellate Division Affirms Legality of Gaming Compacts

  1. Melva Big Eagle April 11, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    This article doesn’t really sound like an opinion.

    You know there have been other cases in the past where state’s have had to get permission from tribes to build things and if they state’s stand to profit from those things they are building or it is somehow beneficial such as electricity or phone lines….don’t the state owe a part of the that to tribes? So, why- if tribes have casinos are they paying part of the revenue to state’s, is it not tribal land, tribal revenue, tribe’s business? They don’t dispute taxes and pay what they owe; I don’t understand why tribe’s are paying state..at all. Grease the door or something like that?

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