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December 22, 2011

Gateway Is Still Interested In a Partnership With The Shinnecock

"The Shinnecock's Board of Trustees is going to go back and clarify some of the misunderstandings about the agreement with the nation's membership," Tom Shields, owner and president of Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group Inc. and spokesman for Ilitch and Malik, wrote in an email.
"Both sides are open to renegotiating the agreement if needed to respond to some of the member's concerns. We expect that there will be another vote."
Ilitch is sole owner of Detroit's MotorCity Casino and matriarch of the family whose fortune is built from the Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. pizza chain she co-founded in 1959. She paid $600 million to buy the casino from other investors and for renovations.
She and Malik are partners in Gateway Casino Resorts and Gateway Funding Associates LLC, the businesses working with the tribe. They are headquartered in Detroit's Fox Theatre, whose offices are home to Ilitch Holdings Inc. and other Ilitch-owned ventures.
 Seems like neither side have given up hope of building a casino on Long Island.

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