Is New York City or the Hamptons About to Get a Casino?
Here are 5 top stories worth knowing about today…
- The New York-based Shinnecock Tribe moved one crucial step closer to U.S. recognition today and, in turn, one step closer to building a casino in New York State. The Tribe is based in the Hamptons on Long Island, and say they would build a “Class II” casino on their reservation (meaning slots, but no gaming tables). That has locals up in arms, so the Shinnecock are instead expected to ask to build a full-blown casino off-reservation, perhaps in New York City or the suburbs. Yes, that’s right, a casino in New York City. Wow.
- President Obama said he is “cautiously optimistic” that the health care bill will pass the Senate by Christmas. The Dems are currently trying to placate Sen. Joe Lieberman, who’s essentially holding up the passing of the bill. [Politico]
- Evangelist Oral Roberts died today at 91. [CNN]
- Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) are proposing the resurrection of the Glass-Steagall Law, which would force the separation of regular commercial banking from Wall Street investment banking. [Newsweek]
- Ian Baker-Finch says that CBS has told him that if he talks about Tiger Woods, he will be fired. [Sydney Morning Herald]