BUFFALO (AP) - A state official says Gov. Andrew Cuomo is headed to western New York to announce an agreement with the Seneca Indian Nation in a long-running standoff over casino gambling.
The official with knowledge of the deal spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because it hadn't yet been announced.
The announcement comes one day after Seneca President Barry Snyder Sr. met with members of Cuomo's administration for several hours in Albany.
The Senecas operate casinos in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca under an agreement with the state that requires them to share slot machine revenues in exchange for being the only casino operators in the region. But the tribe has been withholding payments since 2009, contending New York broke its exclusivity promise by allowing video lottery terminals at nearby racetracks.