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Second tribe seeks Catskills casino

May 16, 2001 3:05 AM

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians have unveiled plans to develop 350 acres in Sullivan County in New York’s Catskills Mountains into a major casino resort.

The tribe has signed an agreement with Trading Cove, developers of the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, to make the proposed $500 million project a reality.

Plans still need to be worked out, but Robert Chicks, the tribal chairman, says the tribe has options to buy the land.

The deal requires state and federal OKs.

The Mohawk Tribe also wants a Catskills casino and has partnered with gaming giant Park Place Entertainment.