Associated Press
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2003 file photo, Terry Skierczynski drops a quarter into a slot machine at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The Seneca and Mohawk tribes have for years withheld casino payments to the state because they say New York violated contracts with them by allowing gambling in exclusive Indian territories. Consequently, the state stopped sending money _ more than $100 million so far _ to municipalities where Indian casinos operate. Without their share of casino money, these communities are straining to provide services. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

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