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A N.Y. state shakedown of Mohawk tribe

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The press reported that the Mohawk tribe had ceased sending New York state their 22 percent share of our gaming (slot machine) revenue because the state had knowingly and willingly failed to uphold the "exclusivity clause" outlined in our compact. That money now sits in escrow while the compact process for this type of allegation gets ironed out. When you think about the exclusivity clause and how it was broken, you soon realize the state has been perpetrating a fraud. Since 2005, the state accepted over $51 million of our slot machine earnings. In exchange, the state guaranteed the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino will be the only gaming operation in a seven-county area.