Free-Play Blackjack
Free-Play Table Games
Free-Play Slots
Free-Play Poker
Free-Play Video Poker
500 Nations Casino

Live Dealer

Shinnecocks Propose Major Gaming Facility at Aqueduct

#1 Casino Choice of U.S. Players
Blackjack • Slots • Tables • Live Dealer • Video Poker • Crypto
0 $3,000 Casino Welcome Bonus!
0 $3,750 Crypto Welcome Bonus!  BOVADA CASINO
NEW YORK CITY - The Shinnecock Indian Nation proposed a new gambling facility at Aqueduct as an alternative to the state's request for bids to operate 4500 video lottery terminal. The casino would have 490,000 square feet of gambling space, with 350 card tables and more than 10,000 slot machines. The tribe projects $2.1 billion in gaming revenues the first year generating $400 million in tax revenues. As an incentive the Shinnecock will abandon their plans to construct a casino at its 800-acre reservation in the East End of Long Island.

The governors office said "The state cannot consider a casino until the question of federal recognition of the tribe is resolved." A federal judge recognized the Shinnecocks in 2005, however, they have not been formally recognized by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. The bureau's recognition is needed for casino development and a decision could be five years away. The Shinnecocks are hopeful this will be resolved sooner and reference recently discovered congressional reports up through the 1950s showing them on a federal list of tribes.

Return to New York Casinos.

Disclaimer: All images are copyright to their respective owners and are used by 500 Nations for informational purposes only.

500 Nations is an independent directory and information service free of any gaming operator's control and not affiliated with any casino.
Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager. There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet. Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players. YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.