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Shinnecocks Target New Location For Long Island Casino

YAPHANK, NY (CBSNewYork) – The Shinnecock Indians are said to be focused on new site for a casino on Long Island.

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It’s a 100-acre, uncleared location off exit 66 of the Long Island Expressway in Yaphank.

So far, there has been no comment from Indian officials, but Newsday reports the site is favored, partly because there are no nearby homes and that means the project would be unlikely to face strong opposition.

It is reported the tribe could open the casino relatively quickly at an already existing warehouse, and then expand to a larger development.

The Shinnecocks have made Suffolk County their favored location after plans for a casino in Nassau County collapsed.

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  1. Vivian Doyle says:

    We need a casino on Long Island. It would be great and there would be a lot of job opportunities. And i would be one to want to work there. It would also be a nice drive to get to it out east as getting out of NY is a horror to go to Atlantic City.

  2. JEAN says:

    IT IS GREAT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DONT HAVE JOBS
    I LIVED IN LAS VEGAS FOR A WHILE AND THERE WAS ALWAYS A
    JOB POSITION OPENING.
    I CAN’T WAIT TO HAVE FUN

  3. Laura fron Medford says:

    Open that casino, we would love to have you, so many jobs would be available to the many people that are out of jobs today.

  4. Myrtle Greycooch says:

    Pardon me, the Shinne-whats?

    1. Tommy says:

      C.O.C.K.S.

  5. Jen says:

    The Indians not only want their land back, but they want to take as much of our money as they can! Get even for Manhattan!

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