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NY's Indian casinos post revenue fall in 2011


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report shows the eight gambling facilities run by Indian nations in New York saw falling revenues in 2011.

Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report to be released Wednesday says the gambling halls run by three tribes — the Oneidas, Senecas and Mohawks — had 2011 revenue of $921 million. That's down about 3 percent from 2010.

Nationally, Indian casinos posted a roughly 3 percent increase in 2011, when revenues reached $27.4 billion.

New York currently allows casinos only on Indian land.

State lawmakers this year are expected to pass a second measure allowing up to seven new casinos on non-Indian land. If it passes, voters could decide in November whether to expand gambling.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has suggested starting with just three new casinos, all upstate.


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