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A three-person arbitration panel will settle a long-standing dispute between the Seneca Nation of Indian and New York State over casino revenue payments. 

The Senecas have withheld more than $450 million in payments to the state, because it believes New York has violated its 2002 exclusive rights gaming compact by allowing for gaming devices at so-called racinos, like the Hamburg Fairgrounds and Batavia Downs. 

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Along with a dispute with New York State over alleged violations of its casino compact, the Seneca Nation of Indians is now questioning the safety of state bridges and highways on the Nation's territories. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo was denying reports yesterday that his effort to expand casino gaming across New York was influenced by $2 million in donations to a lobbying group created to support him. 

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