Suffolk County Executive commented saying that he wants the Shinnecock to build their casino in his county.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Legis. Wayne Horsley (D- Babylon ), chairman of the county's gaming task force, held an hour long meeting with tribal officials Wednesday over the possibility of opening a casino in Suffolk. "That's a conversation we're open to," said Deputy County Executive Jon Schneider. "It's a Suffolk County tribe; I'd think they would want to be in Suffolk County."http://mobile.newsday.com/inf/infomo;JSESSIONID=2F7B0013C0368F8B5421.3216?site=newsday&view=top_stories_item&feed:a=newsday_1min&feed:c=topstories&feed:i=1.3505128&part=1
The question is could this lead to a push for the Islanders in Suffolk. Suffolk may try to create their own entertainment district with the Shinnecock and the Islanders. The casino and arena combination is a solid plan for a economic dynamo whether it is in Nassau or Suffolk. Time will tell if the tribe will be interested in Suffolk County, and if that will lead to both parties trying to convince the Islanders to join.