Madison County Leaders To Vote On NY Casino Deal


casinoElected officials in a second central New York county are expected to vote on a state-brokered agreement with the Oneida Indians involving land claims and gambling rights.

The Madison County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet Thursday and consider Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently announced deal between the Oneida Indian Nation and New York state.

The Board of Legislators in neighboring Oneida County approved the agreement on Tuesday.

The agreement signed on May 16 gives the Oneida tribe exclusive territory for their Turning Stone casino in exchange for revenue payments to the state of around $50 million annually. Oneida and Madison county would get a cut of the state’s share.

The Oneidas deal effectively settles the tribe’s longstanding land claims in the two counties.