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NY casino audit questioned

1 December 2006

NEW YORK – As reported by the Buffalo News: "New York has no independent way to ensure that it's getting its fair share of millions of dollars in slot revenues from Indian-owned casinos, including the two run by the Seneca Nation of Indians, a state comptroller's audit charged Thursday.

"A Seneca Gaming Corp. spokesman took issue with the charge and said all its revenues are verified by outside auditors and filed in public detail with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

"Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi also criticized the lengthy review and background checks for issuing gambling licenses to casino employees, pointing out that more than half the state's 25,000 casino employees at four Indian casinos still are working under temporary licenses.

"And Hevesi also said the state's Racing and Wagering Board, which oversees gambling regulation in the state, has no independent means of knowing that computerized slot machines are working as designed…"

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