The New York State Senate has taken a significant step toward finalizing a gaming compact with the Seneca Nation.
With an overwhelming majority, the Senate approved a measure that grants Governor Kathy Hochul the authority to sign a new agreement.
This comes after the announcement of a preliminary compact between the state and the Seneca Nation earlier in the week. However, the State Assembly’s vote on the matter is still pending.
The gaming compact is an essential agreement required under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, outlining the framework for gaming activities on Native American-owned lands.
The previous compact between New York State and the Seneca Nation dates back to 2002.
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