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Don't bet on casinos' OK just yet

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hardball tactics with upstate New York’s three Indian tribes paid off, culminating with Thursday’s agreement for the Senecas to pay the state $135 million a year in revenues from their Western New York casinos. In exchange, Cuomo agreed not to build any casinos near the Senecas’ (as he’d agreed with the Oneidas and Mohawks near their respective casinos last month). Cuomo obviously has the tribes convinced that the Legislature will approve a ...

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