Nation | Tribe: Shinnecock Indian Nation
Southampton, Suffolk County, NY 11968
The Shinnecock Indian Nation is planning to build the Shinnecock Casino Hamptons, a 76,000-square-foot casino on their reservation in Long Island, NY. Construction would start mid-2021 and be completed in 12-14 months.
On Feb 17, 2020 the Shinnecock Indian Nation announced plans to build a casino on their reservation. The casino will be named "Shinnecock Casino Hamptons" and will be located just off Montauk Highway.
One last approval remains with an environmental impact study. The study is in review by the National Indian Gaming Commission and approval is required prior to start of construction. The groundbreaking for the casino is expected in mid-2021, and completion of the casino is expected in mid-2022.
Shinnecock Casino Hamptons will be wholly-owned by the Shinnecock Nation. A partnership with Tri-State Partners of New Jersey and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, owners of the Hard Rock brand, will provide "outside funding and strategic planning".
This plan replaces a previous plan announced in Sep 2020 by the same partners. The plan is scaled down from a "world-class entertainment destination" to a stand-alone casino. The Seminole Tribe of Florida remains a partner with the Shinnecock, and the partnership may be holding back the Hard Rock International brand for a future Shinnecock project at a resort-type location.
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Class II gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulation Act
1,000 video gaming machines
30 Texas Hold'em table games
PLANNED - TO BE ANNOUNCED
PLANNED - TO BE ANNOUNCED
FUTURE - TO BE ANNOUNCED
After the casino is built, The Shinnecock Nation wants to build a future hotel and beachfront resort.
To be located on Sunrise Highway near the 61-foot billboards
February 18, 2021
In a press release Wednesday the Shinnecock Nation announced plans to build a casino, named Shinnecock Casino Hamptons, on their tribal land at the eastern end of Long Island. An environmental impact study remains to be approved by the National Indian Gaming Commission before construction can begin. That approval is expected within a few months and construction is expected to begin this summer. The casino will take 12-14 months to complete.
The Shinnecock Council of Trustees added this statement regarding the casino:
"As we have seen with members of Tribal Nations, casinos provide an opportunity to lift our members from adversity. Our ancestral lands were taken from us many years ago and New York State has refused to meet with us regarding stolen land claims that were filed over many decades. We have tried to resolve these issues over the last decade by proposing to find more suitable locations on Long Island, but were rebuffed. We have waited long enough and have decided to proceed here on our Territory."
September 8, 2020
The Shinnecock Indian Nation plans to build a "world-class entertainment destination". Last week the tribe announced a "fully vested" casino partnership with Hard Rock Entertainment, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and with Tri-State Partners, a development company.
The Shinnecock Nation has federal approval to build a Class-II casino on its reservation exempt from state or local jurisdictions. Class-II gaming is player-to-player games such as video terminals, electronic table games and bingo. This class of gaming operates at Aqueduct Raceway's Resorts World Casino in Queens and Jake's 58 Hotel & Casino in Islandia.
The Shinnecock goal would be Class-III gaming, which is house-banked games, such as live table games and Vegas-style slot machines. This class of gaming operates in upper New York State but has not yet been licensed downstate. Class III gaming requires the tribe to negotiate a gaming compact with the state to define the gaming location(s), the types of games and the number of games.
Additional information is expected soon.
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