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Shinnecocks Eyeing Potential Casino Site

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The interior of the seal of the Shinnecock Indian Nation

The interior of the seal of the Shinnecock Indian Nation


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NEW YORK (AP) — The Shinnecock Indian Nation says it is considering a 144-acre property for a possible casino site.

Tribal trustee Lance Gumbs tells Newsday the land is attractive because it is close to the Long Island Expressway. He said it’s also much larger than land around the Nassau Coliseum and other properties the tribe has looked at.

It is considering more than 30 locations across Long Island and expects to decide by the end of the year.

The Plainview site is owned by New York Islanders owner Charles Wang.

Wang purchased the property in 2000 to develop a mixed-use development, a project he later abandoned.

Wang spokesman Michael Picker would not comment on the Plainview possibility. Nassau County officials also declined comment.

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