New York: Another temporary extension set to take place as Seneca still searches for compact

New York: Another temporary extension set to take place as Seneca still searches for compact

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  • Grant Lucas, PlayNY
June 12, 2024 4:45 PM

New York lawmakers have adjourned for the summer, and the Seneca Nation of Indians are still without a permanent gaming compact.

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After the initial agreement expired in December, the tribe and state officials agreed to implement a temporary extension of the deal once each quarter as long as a new compact is not in place. An extension renewal occurred in March, and another is expected to take effect June 30.

And with the Seneca still without a locked-in deal, Seneca President Rickey Armstrong Sr. continued to voice his displeasure.

“The pace and progress of the process so far, while detailed and deliberate, have been painstaking, frustrating, and disappointing at times,” Armstrong said in a statement.