Unrelated New York tribe at Ganienkeh operating slot machines

St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, New York (AP) Novmeber 2010

State officials deny claims by St. Regis Mohawk leaders who say the Paterson administration has allowed other Mohawks to operate slot machines in violation of the tribe’s exclusive gaming rights for northern New York.

Tribal officials say the state has known for years that a group of unaffiliated Mohawks was operating slots on the Ganienkeh Territory, in Clinton County about 50 miles east of the casino on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.

St. Regis Mohawk officials said last week that they were withholding the state’s share of casino gaming revenues because of the presence of other slot machines in the region.

But a spokesman for Gov. David Paterson tells the Daily Times of Watertown that the issue was only recently brought to the state’s attention by the St. Regis Mohawks, despite their knowing for years about the other slots.



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