Seneca Nation President Robert Porter says the tribe does not oppose statewide casino gambling _ as long as it doesn't spread to western New York.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his State of the State speech Wednesday that New Yorkers could approve a constitutional amendment to have Atlantic-City style casinos off Indian reservations.
The Senecas operate three casinos under a 2002 compact with the state in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca. The compact guarantees the Senecas exclusive gambling rights in 14 western New York counties through 2023.
Porter says the Senecas expect that the state law carving out an area of exclusive gambling operations for the tribe in western New York is retained.