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9/19/2018

article Niagara Falls residents rally against proposed garbage user fee
(New York) -- Residents in Niagara Falls could dish out hundreds of dollars in garbage user fees if a new resolution is passed by the city. Protesters stood outside City...

9/12/2018

article Seneca leader blasts Dyster for casino cash remarks
(New York) -- Remarks from Mayor Paul Dyster on Sept. 11 about the damaging affects the absence of casino cash has on public safety readiness drew a sharp response...
article Seneca Nation President Says Dyster “Wastefully Spent” More than $250 Million in Casino Revenue
(New York) -- At a Memorial Ceremony to honor the men and women who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, Mayor Paul Dyster used the...

9/11/2018

article Seneca Nation responds to NF Mayor's remark said at 9/11 ceremony
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster called out the Seneca Nation during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Tuesday. Dyster said he will work to keep public safety...

9/9/2018

article Card Player Poker Tour returns to Seneca this fall
(New York) -- The Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) is going to make a return appearance at the Seneca Niagara Casino this fall. It is returning to the casino for its third...

9/6/2018

article Native American Music Awards returning to Falls
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is set to host the 18th annual Native American Music Awards (also known as The Nammy’s) on Oct. 12. The evening...

9/4/2018

article Niagara Falls looking at $13 million budget gap for next year
(New York) -- The dispute over casino revenue payments between New York State and the Seneca Nation continues to simmer. The City of Niagara Falls relies on millions of...
press release Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to host 18th annual Native American Music Awards
(New York) -- The stars will shine when Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts the 18th annual Native American Music Awards (also known as The Nammy's) on Friday, Oct...

8/29/2018

article MORON ALERT: Tolls could right the wrongs in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- As many of you may know, the City of Niagara falls finds itself short of money again. It needs $13 million to meet its bills. Well, let us take things into...

8/27/2018

article Casino payment stoppage drags down Niagara Falls, N.Y. rating [sub req]
(New York) -- The ceasing of casino revenue sharing payments continues to hamper the credit conditions of Niagara Falls, N.Y., according to S&P Global Ratings.

8/11/2018

article Car thief may not have gotten far due to interlock device
(New York) -- A car thief may have gotten more than he bargained for Friday morning after stealing a 2002 Ford Explorer from the parking lot of the Seneca One-Stop gas...

8/4/2018

article PALADINO: Who’s standing up for Niagara Falls taxpayers?
(New York) -- Last week, Fitch Ratings reduced the City of Niagara Falls Credit Rating to a level just above junk bond status which in turn will increase the city’...
article Man accused of trying to cash $996 counterfeit check at casino
(New York) -- A 26-year-old Buffalo man's gamble didn't pay off Friday. Police say he tried to use a fake check at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. It didn't end...

7/30/2018

article RTW: What happened to Salamanca?
(New York) -- I recently returned home to Western New York after having been gone for 16 years. I’ve been back to visit from time to time, but something struck me...

7/19/2018

article Outlook positive despite rating
(New York) -- So long as the impasse between the Seneca Nation and the state continues, the city's bond credit outlook will likely take adverse hits from the big...
article Wall Street firm lowers Niagara Falls' credit rating because of casino cash cutoff
(New York) -- Fitch Ratings, one of the three major Wall Street bond rating firms, reduced the City of Niagara Falls' credit rating Wednesday to BBB, a one-level...
article Niagara Falls man learns you can't beat the slots
(New York) -- You can't beat the slot machines in Seneca Niagara Casino. Also, it's against the law to beat them up. Just ask Lavar R. Bracy of Niagara Falls,...

7/18/2018

article Agency downgrades bond rating for City of Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Citing the financial impact of a loss of casino revenue, a prominent credit rating agency announced Wednesday that it has downgraded its bond rating for...

7/10/2018

article Man wakes up to find woman from casino bar, gambling winnings gone
(New York) -- A man who met a woman at Seneca Niagara Casino told police she stole $5,500 in gambling winnings after they spent the night together in a nearby hotel,...

7/8/2018

article ICYMI: More dead trees, fewer repaved roads as casino cash dispute drags on
(New York) -- Plans to expand pre-kindergarten for 3-year-olds in Niagara Falls are on hold. Residents can expect to see more dead trees and fewer newly paved roads. In...
article Canadian tourists could shun U.S. – and that would hurt Buffalo Niagara
(New York) -- Oh, Canada, please don't shun us because of the tariffs. That's the sentiment of local tourism officials after a poll found a majority of Canadians...

7/7/2018

article Falls residents rally for more state funding amid budget scare
(New York) -- Elected officials in Niagara Falls could have trouble putting together the city's budget later this year. Now residents are rallying, asking Albany for...
article Group calls on NYS to share revenue opportunities with the Falls
(New York) -- Channel 2 has reported time and time again on the financial situation in the City of Niagara Falls. Often times that criticism falls on City leadership....

7/5/2018

article Are You Ready for the 2018 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam?
(New York) -- The 2018 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam is almost upon us and PokerNews will be on the tournament floor reporting on five of the nine scheduled events.

7/2/2018

article PHOTOS: Smiles at Seneca Niagara Casino holiday fireworks
(New York) -- Among the first fireworks for Independence Day 2017 were Seneca Niagara Casino, which held a free display in Niagara Falls. See who enjoyed the patriotic...

6/24/2018

article 'Honeymoon Capital' falls short of Guinness record for most 'I dos'
(New York) -- Some of the brides wore fancy jewelry and their wedding gowns from the day they were married. Many of the grooms donned matching tuxedos and bow ties. But...

6/22/2018

article Niagara Falls casino going for vow renewal record
(New York) -- A Niagara Falls casino is going for a world record with a massive marriage vow renewal ceremony. The "I do's" are scheduled for 5 p.m....

6/15/2018

article American Legion treasurer admits stealing $50,000 to pay casino debts
(New York) -- The former treasurer of the Niagara County Committee of the American Legion pleaded guilty Friday to stealing $50,000 from the organization. Her attorney,...
article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino: Bruce Smith celebrity officiant for largest vow renewal ceremony
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is counting down to the title attempt for the largest marriage vow renewal ceremony, set for Saturday, June 23.

6/13/2018

article PALADINO: City officials need to take action on Senecas
(New York) -- If a taxpayer fails to pay a utility bill, the service is shut off. In Niagara Falls, if the most successful business in town is disrespectful of the local...

6/11/2018

article Slots player takes frustrations out on casino chairs
(New York) -- Police are looking for a man who apparently was not happy with the slot machines in the Seneca Niagara Casino. Close to $9,000 worth of damage was done to...

6/5/2018

article BLOG: Residents About to Get Trashed?
(New York) -- Because of his lack of executive ability, Mayor Paul Dyster allowed Gov. Andrew Cuomo to renew the Seneca compact in Niagara Falls without remembering to...

6/3/2018

article Diamond necklace stolen from Falls casino hotel room
(New York) -- A $2,900 diamond necklace was stolen from a room at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel Saturday night, Niagara Falls Police reported.

5/22/2018

article Resort, casino eying for largest marriage vow renewal ceremony
(New York) -- Volunteers are needed to help bring the largest marriage vow renewal ceremony to Niagara Falls. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is looking to capture...

5/18/2018

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino want you to help them make history
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino want you to help them make history as they attempt the Largest Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony on Saturday, June 23rd.

5/17/2018

article Man confronts staff with gun after dispute at Seneca Niagara Casino buffet
(New York) -- Niagara Falls police are looking for a man with a gun who approached staff at the Seneca Niagara Casino after he was kicked out of the facility following a...

5/9/2018

article Niagara Falls cancels Fourth of July fireworks
(New York) -- Backlash from New York State's ongoing dispute with the Senecas over casino revenue continues to hit the Cataract City hard, and the latest victim is...

5/1/2018

article Seneca Niagara Casino Announces $40 Million in Upgrades
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino announced its most significant improvement project since opening its doors fifteen years ago during a press conference on Friday...

4/30/2018

article Seneca Niagara Begins $40 Million Casino Beautification but Still No Payments to Cash-Strapped City
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has announced it will begin work on a $40 million makeover of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in the City of Niagara Falls, as it...
article With casino payment arbitration stuck before starting, would Senecas deal directly with cities?
(New York) -- There's still no sign that arbitration involving New York State and the Seneca Nation will get underway any time soon. At issue is their disagreement...

4/27/2018

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announces $40 million 'Seneca Arrival Experience'
(New York) -- Everything leading up to and into the Seneca Niagara Hotel will be renovated and made to compete with the finest gaming institutions in the world.
article Senecas announce $40 million hotel and parking lot renovation
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Hotel in Niagara Falls, along with its entrance drive and parking lot, will undergo $40 million in improvements in the coming year,...
article Seneca president says Nation would pay for city cops to patrol Falls casino
(New York) -- An agreement is near for the Seneca Nation of Indians to pay for as many as two Niagara Falls police officers to patrol its Falls casino full-time. "...
article In Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Casino starts $40 million renovation
(New York) -- The 15-year-old Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is launching a $40 million renovation project that it says will "dramatically" improve its...

4/26/2018

article Huge jackpot winner at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Meet the newest jackpot winner at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls. Matt O. from Buffalo hit it big on Saturday, April 21st.

4/15/2018

article EDITORIAL: Restore the casino payments
(New York) -- There’s no question that poor negotiations jammed up the budgets of at least two out of three cities desperate to get casino money. Gov. Andrew M....

4/11/2018

article Niagara Falls approves casino spending policy as dispute with Seneca Nation continues
(New York) -- A stalemate between New York State and Seneca Nation could put the City of Niagara Falls under water. The state and the Senecas are still fighting over...

3/22/2018

article As casino payments remain an unknown, Falls lawmakers plan how to spend it
(New York) -- While a dispute over halted casino revenue payments continues, lawmakers in the City of Niagara Falls want to have a plan to spend those dollars more...

3/20/2018

article Casino cash spending plan crafted by city
(New York) -- Niagara Falls City Council members have unveiled what has been described as a “casino spending policy,” a prioritized hierarchy of what money...

3/19/2018

article Man gets out of wheelchair to attack slots player in Upstate NY casino fight
(New York) -- Police are investigating a scuffle at an Upstate New York Casino during which a customer got out of his wheel chair to attack a victim while his girlfriend...

3/17/2018

article Casino patron gets out of wheelchair to attack slots player
(New York) -- A 63-year-old Buffalo man told police he was assaulted by a man in a wheelchair late Friday at the Seneca Niagara Casino hotel. The victim told police that...

3/11/2018

article Niagara Falls casino wants to break record for vow renewals
(New York) -- Niagara Falls is inviting married couples to re-tie the knot in a place already known as a honeymoon hotspot. City promoters are putting together a...

3/6/2018

article Seneca Niagara’s world record attempt involves marriage vow renewal ceremony
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino needs more than 1,200 married couples to help break the Guinness World Record for husband and wives renewing their...

3/5/2018

article Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino looking to set new record for “Largest Marriage Vow Renewal”
(New York) -- Calling all married couples! The Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino announced Monday that they are attempting to secure the Guinness World Records title for...

2/27/2018

article Dyster: Niagara Falls budget squeezed by casino payments dispute
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster emphasized development projects during his State of the City address Tuesday. But the city may not be able to carry out...

2/21/2018

article County seeks end to casino impasse
(New York) -- As Niagara County's casino cash fund continues to shrink, the county legislature called again this week for New York State and the Seneca Nation to...

2/12/2018

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino gearing up for world record attempt
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has begun teasing what it hopes will be a world-record breaking gathering this summer. Nadine DiStefano, the casino...

1/29/2018

press release Seneca Gaming Corporation welcomes new vice president of slot operations
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC) has announced and welcomed Penny Parayo as its new corporate vice president of slot operations. Prior to joining SGC,...

1/24/2018

article BLOG: Hard Times for City of Niagara Falls as Seneca Tribe Cuts Off Flow of Casino Payments
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls in New York is preparing a worst-case-scenario budget, working under the assumption that the revenue-share payments it usually...

1/23/2018

article City planning on 'worst case' with casino cash
(New York) -- Niagara Falls lawmakers will proceed with next year's budget preparations with a "worst case" scenario in mind when it comes to casino cash,...

1/18/2018

article Niagara Falls council votes to lower spending, not salaries
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls City Council agreed to reduce spending but not to cut their own salaries. Council member Christopher Voccio originally suggested cutting...

1/17/2018

article Niagara Falls votes against cutting mayor, council salaries
(New York) -- Some members of the Niagara Falls City Council want to see the mayor and all council members take a voluntary and immediate 10 percent pay cut. At a...

1/15/2018

article Pay cuts sought for Niagara Falls mayor, Council
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls City Council will debate Wednesday whether to cut its own pay – and that of Mayor Paul A. Dyster – by 10 percent. Interviews...

1/12/2018

article Falls Lawmakers to Push City to Shave Expenses
(New York) -- Still hoping for a resolution to the gaming dispute in months, not years, Niagara Falls city lawmakers nonetheless are attempting to brace for an uncertain...

1/7/2018

article Repair work to resume on Niagara Falls water main break
(New York) -- Repair work has yet to be completed on the water main break that caused the closing of Niagara Falls High School on Dec. 18-19.

1/6/2018

article King of the Cage back at casino
(New York) -- It’s been almost two years since New York State Legislature made it legal for professional mixed martial arts events within its boundaries, becoming...

12/31/2017

article TOP 10: City faces concerns about finances, casino cash (No. 2)
(New York) -- Niagara Falls faced some serious financial issues in 2017, with arguably the biggest being the looming possibility that it would no longer enjoy future...

12/22/2017

article STORIES OF THE YEAR: Seneca Nation and New York State
(New York) -- It’s not surprising that Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently snubbed Niagara Falls and rebuked calls for emergency state aid when that very same entity is...

12/17/2017

article GLYNN: Upstate casino revenues questioned
(New York) -- While the specific date hasn’t been decided, the sticky issue of sharing slot machine revenues from the Seneca Nation casino operations is headed to...

12/16/2017

article Canadian man knocked unconscious at casino hotel nightclub
(New York) -- A 59-year-old Ontario resident was knocked unconscious late Friday at the Stir nightclub inside the Seneca Niagara Casino hotel when he was cold-cocked by...

12/12/2017

article Buffalo Comptroller warns Mayor, Council that "reserve funds are dwindling"
(New York) -- Buffalo's fiscal watchdog says the city needs to get out of its longtime habit of taking money from reserves to close out budget deficits. Comptroller...

12/2/2017

article Falls mayor, Seneca president come together amid casino dispute
(New York) -- On the heels of tense budget discussions at Niagara Falls City Hall, on Saturday, elected leaders not often seen together since the Seneca casino slot...
article Niagara Falls Council eliminates 4 police jobs
(New York) -- It looks like Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster will veto the City Council's decision to eliminate four Police Department jobs to trim spending. And,...
article Showdown looms over Niagara Falls budget cuts
(New York) -- Facing a loss of casino revenue, the Niagara Falls City Council has proposed cutting four police officer positions. The city's budget is trying to make...

11/29/2017

article Public safety positions among cuts as Niagara Falls budget deadline looms
(New York) -- The frustration from those who attended Thursday's budget hearing was clear, but in the end, the Niagara Falls City Council voted to cut four police...

11/28/2017

article Proposed commercial tax rate cut to 9 percent in Falls
(New York) -- A controversial increase in the commercial tax rate has been reduced during this year’s budget talks, but some local business owners and at least two...

11/27/2017

article Gambling couple loses consciousness; one is robbed
(New York) -- A Barker couple who mysteriously passed out while playing the slots at the Seneca Niagara Casino Friday morning reported to police that the man was robbed...

11/25/2017

article Gambling couple loses consciousness; one is robbed
(New York) -- A Barker couple who mysteriously passed out while playing the slots at the Seneca Niagara Casino Friday morning reported to police that the man was robbed...

11/22/2017

article Seneca Nation enters arbitration with New York over revenue sharing dispute
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation and the state of New York are entering arbitration to resolve a Class III gaming compact dispute. The tribe has chosen Kevin Washburn, a...
article Niagara Falls senior center on the chopping block due to budget cuts
(New York) -- Senior citizens in Niagara Falls aren’t going down without a fight. They are trying to save the LaSalle Neighborhood Senior Center that the city...

11/19/2017

article Purse 'mistakenly taken' at casino returned, missing $800
(New York) -- An Amherst woman had her purse stolen while she danced at the Seneca Niagara Casino nightclub early Sunday, police said. A man later returned the purse,...

11/1/2017

article Seneca Nation and New York State select arbitrators for casino dispute
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation and the state of New York have each selected arbitrators in the process to resolve a dispute about casino payments. University of New...
article Seneca Nation picks attorney for arbitration process
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has selected Indian Law scholar and former federal prosecutor Kevin Washburn to serve as its representative on the arbitration...
article Senecas choose Indian law scholar for arbitration over payments
(New York) -- With the Senecas last spring halting their casino payments to the state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatening to allow a non-Indian casino in their territory,...

10/29/2017

article Another Voice: End of casino sharing will be good for WNY
(New York) -- Hasn’t it occurred to anyone that taking money out of a region hurts its economy? In 14 years of revenue sharing with New York State, the Seneca...

10/28/2017

article KANE: Gov. Cuomo divorced from reality, refuses to accept that State’s theft of Niagara Falls casino funds has ended
(New York) -- Once again the Western New York media insists on promoting the Governor’s narrative on the now expired revenue sharing agreement. And in doing so...
article Dyster rejected Seneca offer to pay casino revenue directly to city
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster knew well in advance that the Seneca Nation of Indians planned to end its revenue sharing agreement with the state in March...

10/24/2017

article 2017 Seneca Fall Poker Classic Begins Nov. 3 in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Poker players are about to flock to Western New York when the Seneca Niagara Poker Room plays host to the 2017 Seneca Fall Poker Classic from Nov. 3-13.
article Council candidates square off
(New York) -- Incumbent Niagara Falls City Council members Kristen Grandinetti and Andrew Touma want another term to see through what they described as progress during...

10/21/2017

article County urges Cuomo to settle payments with Seneca Nation
(New York) -- The Niagara County Legislature is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle the state’s dispute with the Seneca Nation over gaming compact monies, and...

10/18/2017

article Seneca Niagara Events Center takes home top honors for 'Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year' at 5th annual Casino Entertainment Awards
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Events Center takes home top honors for 'Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year' at 5th annual Casino Entertainment Awards.

10/13/2017

article Gov. Cuomo delivers bad news to the Falls, Mayor Dyster remains silent in betrayal’s wake
(New York) -- The silence emanating from Mayor Paul Dyster’s office was deafening in the wake of a statement by his close personal friend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that...

10/10/2017

article Letter: State dropped the ball on Seneca gaming pact
(New York) -- How can The News editorial board leave out the specific language and facts of the Seneca gaming compact when discussing this issue? It clearly says the...

10/7/2017

article Falls officials air casino law enforcement concerns
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s payments to the state for the operation of three Western New York casinos, money that is now in question amid a contract dispute...

10/1/2017

article NIMAC officials bracing for loss of casino cash
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station's main advocacy group is facing a battle of its own these days. Impacted by an apparent loss of casino cash...

9/30/2017

article Loss of casino money could mean Falls tax increase
(New York) -- Mayor Paul Dyster has proposed a 2018 budget that raises taxes to make up for the loss of casino funding. The budget must still be approved by the City...
article NIMAC officials bracing for loss of casino cash
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station's main advocacy group is facing a battle of its own these days. Impacted by an apparent loss of casino cash...

9/29/2017

article BLOG: Native American commentator likens Dyster’s dependency on casino cash to drug addiction
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, grandmasters of the idiotic Seneca Niagara casino agreement that gifted the tribe with a 20-year...
article Dyster to unveil 2018 budget proposal
(New York) -- Mayor Paul Dyster will reveal his administration’s 2018 budget proposal today in city hall. The plan is more anticipated than most in recent years in...

9/27/2017

article GUEST VIEW: Mayor Paul Dyster has a gaming revenue addiction
(New York) -- Paul Dyster's abuse and misappropriation of gaming revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino has left him and the City of Niagara Falls not only...

9/24/2017

article Seneca Nation prepares for arbitration in gaming dispute with state of New York
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is eager to start arbitration proceedings in a Class III gaming dispute with the state of New York. The tribe shared $1.4 billion with...

9/23/2017

article Dyster blames Council for squandering Casino Cash as financial crisis looms
(New York) -- The gall. The unmitigated gall. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, the man responsible for figuring casino revenue into the general fund budget and using it...
article New York City or WNY? Cuomo, Senecas disagree on where casino arbitration case should be heard
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Seneca Nation, their relations souring by the day, can’t even agree on where an arbitration panel should meet to settle the...

9/20/2017

article Audit: Falls will run out of cash reserves by year's end due to casino dispute
(New York) -- Niagara Falls would be close to completely running out of casino funds by the end of 2018 if the city continues to plug its annual budget gap at its recent...
article Tribal Casino Revenue Dispute Could Hit Niagara Falls Financial Stability
(New York) -- The New York State Comptroller’s Office has warned that the city of Niagara Falls could see a serious shortage of finances as a result from a...

9/19/2017

article Niagara Falls could go broke without Seneca slots revenue
(New York) -- Niagara Falls could go broke if New York State’s casino dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians isn’t resolved by the end of the year. On...

9/17/2017

article Seneca Nation heads to arbitration for Class III gaming compact in New York
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation and the state of New York are heading into arbitration over their Class III gaming compact. A dispute arose after the tribe stopped...

9/16/2017

article New York Seneca casino dispute heading to arbitration
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has been given two weeks to give its response to New York State’s request for arbitration in an ongoing dispute regarding three...

9/13/2017

article Dispute over casino funds casts pall over Falls
(New York) -- In terms of development, there has been some significant progress in downtown Niagara Falls in recent years. When it comes to the city’s finances,...

9/12/2017

article Cuomo wants to settle revenue sharing dispute
(New York) -- After months of uncertainty regarding the share that casinos pay to hosting cities, Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, has taken a step towards a solution...

9/11/2017

article Cuomo seeks arbitration to end dispute with Seneca Nation over casino payments
(New York) -- The $100 million-a-year dispute between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the state of New York appears headed to arbitration -- or to court. The Senecas...
article N.Y. declares Seneca Nation in breach of terms of gaming compact
(New York) -- The state of New York has now formally declared the Seneca Nation in breach of the terms of the casino gaming compact. The move activates a binding...
article New York demands arbitration to resolve Seneca casino impasse
(New York) -- New York’s governor has unleashed his lawyers in the hope of bringing a speedy end to the state’s casino dispute with the Seneca Nation of...
article New York Takes Battle with Seneca Tribe over Payments, Exclusivity Rights to Arbitration
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s stand-off with the state of New York over exclusivity terms in the compact between the two is destined to go to arbitration. On...

9/9/2017

article Cuomo demands binding arbitration to settle Seneca casino dispute
(New York) -- The Cuomo administration has activated a binding arbitration process in its dispute with Seneca Nation over casino payments that amount to $100 million...

9/8/2017

article Casino cash dispute heading to arbitration
(New York) -- The state has formally declared the Seneca Nation in breach of the terms of the casino gaming compact, triggering a binding arbitration process outlined in...
article New York demands arbitration to resolve Seneca casino impasse
(New York) -- New York’s governor has unleashed his lawyers in the hope of bringing a speedy end to the state’s casino dispute with the Seneca Nation of...

8/28/2017

article CHEERS & JEERS: The best — and worst — of the week for Aug. 28 [4th Item]
(New York) -- IDLE THREAT: So, Gov. Andrew Cuomo thinks he’s threatening the no-longer-profit-sharing Seneca Nation with placement of a competing, state-run casino...

8/27/2017

article GLYNN: New casino's not allowed under pact
(New York) -- Gov. Cuomo’s suggestion that another gambling casino could be approved for Niagara Falls or Buffalo is simply an idle threat. That’s the opinion of Barry E...

8/26/2017

article Governor of New York refuses to meet with Seneca Nation amid gaming dispute
(New York) -- Tensions between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation are rising amid a Class III gaming compact dispute. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) abruptly canceled a...

8/25/2017

article County eyeing $635,000 deficit in 2017 over casino funds loss
(New York) -- Cattaraugus County has not yet received its final casino revenue payments from New York State, but it’s eyeing a $636,950 deficit — half of the...

8/24/2017

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino To Host 17th Annual Native American Music Awards
(New York) -- The stars will shine when Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts the 17th Annual Native American Music Awards on Saturday, October 14th. The Native...

8/23/2017

article Governor doubles down on exploring non-Seneca casino in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Back in 2009 following the introduction of video gambling machines in the states racetracks, as well as one in an "exclusive" Seneca area, the...
article Lt. Gov. speaks on casino dispute
(New York) -- There is a conflict and as of now there is no solution. The Seneca Nation of Indians stopped sharing revenue from its three casinos with municipalities. Lt...
article Reed seeks to mediate between Cuomo, Senecas
(New York) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said Tuesday his office has already reached out to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to meet with the Seneca Nation over their...
article Senecas accused of spying on state, Cuomo hints at more casinos
(New York) -- New York’s governors have had historic ups and downs with the state’s Indian tribes over the years and it appears the relations between Gov....

8/22/2017

article Cuomo threatens casino competition while Senecas insist they've fulfilled compact payments
(New York) -- There are new twists in an ongoing dispute over the Seneca Nation's casino compact with New York State. Governor Cuomo is threatening to bring new...
article Cuomo threatens new casino in Niagara Falls; 'Foolish,' Senecas respond
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday doubled down on his threat to locate a new casino in the Niagara Falls area in response to the Seneca Nation halting...
article Cuomo vows new Niagara casino if Seneca Nation doesn't resume gaming payments
(New York) -- The simmering feud between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians over casino gaming payments is heating up. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is...
article Cuomo, Senecas fail to meet, waging war of words
(New York) -- Seneca Nation and state leaders continue to spar in the headlines of regional newspapers over the stoppage in payment for the tribe's downtown Niagara...
article Editorial: State, Senecas need to settle casino dispute
(New York) -- What happens when the well runs dry? Or, in the case of counties, cities and school districts in Western New York, what happens when the casino money runs...
article Gates: Cuomo again cancels scheduled meeting
(New York) -- Seneca Nation President Todd Gates said Tuesday Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had abruptly canceled a scheduled meeting between the two in Niagara Falls over an...
article Gov. Cuomo says internat’l companies would fight to build new Falls casino
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is doubling down on his threat against the Seneca Nation. If casino revenue payments don’t resume, he said the state will...
article New York fuels casino revenue disagreement
(New York) -- Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, and the Seneca Nation have been fighting over the share that casinos pay to hosting cities for several months now, but...
article New York threatens Senecas’ Niagara Falls casino monopoly
(New York) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to end the Seneca Nation of Indians’ casino exclusivity in Niagara Falls unless the tribe resumes revenue-...
article NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tells Upstate Tribe to Pay Up or Lose Gambling Exclusivity in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is reportedly threatening the Seneca Nation of Indians with the possibility of losing their gambling monopoly in Niagara...
article NY threatens Seneca Nation of Indians over compact stalemate
(New York) -- Seneca Nation President Todd Gates said if NYS goes ahead with plans to open a non-indian gambling facility in Niagara Falls, it will be a clear violation...
article Seneca Nation maintains it still has casino exclusivity, state disagrees
(New York) -- A dispute between the state and the Seneca Nation of Indians over casino revenue sharing seems to be erupting into a war of words. Now the Cuomo...
article Casino Revenue Feud Includes Investigation
(New York) -- The Erie County District Attorney's office has confirmed they are investigating allegations of eavesdropping by the Seneca Gaming Authority. In a...
article NY officials probe eavesdropping allegations against Senecas
(New York) -- Prosecutors in western New York say they're investigating allegations that representatives of the Indian tribe that runs three casinos in the region...

8/21/2017

article Cuomo to Senecas: Continue payments or state will put a casino in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- The Cuomo administration, frustrated at the Seneca Nation’s decision to stop making casino revenue sharing payments, is threatening to permit a new,...
article Gov. Cuomo takes hard line in casino revenue negotiations with Seneca Nation
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administrating is taking a hard stance with the Seneca Nation over casino revenue payments. Five months ago, the Seneca...

8/20/2017

article Kiss lives up to the legend in concert at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Children dressed as demons. Grandmas studded in spikes. Macho men plastered in makeup. And a full-collared priest standing without any irony in general...

8/15/2017

article Dispute between Seneca Nation and state stops casino cash flow to local counties
(New York) -- Monroe County has banked on getting millions of dollars every year from casinos run by the Seneca Nation. But all of a sudden, this year the money has...
article Seneca Nation to cost Livingston County $350k
(New York) -- Livingston County is on the verge of disaster as the New York State-Seneca Nation dispute could cost it US$350k in revenue-sharing payments that the tribe...
article State-Seneca Nation dispute could cost Livingston County $350,000+
(New York) -- Livingston County could lose out on more than $350,000 in revenue-sharing payments from the Seneca Nation of Indians. Four months ago, the Senecas...
press release Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to host 17th annual Native American Music Awards
(New York) -- The stars will shine when Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts the 17th annual Native American Music Awards at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets go on...

8/1/2017

article Ortt urges Governor, Senecas to come to table and settle casino compact dispute
(New York) -- A meeting to discuss an ongoing dispute over the Seneca Nation's casino compact was, according to a local State Senator, canceled by Governor Andrew...

7/26/2017

article MORON ALERT: Seneca, state combining to take over, rob Niagara Falls
(New York) -- How long will it take? That is, how long will it take before the Seneca Nation of Indians and the State of New York are in complete control of Niagara...

7/24/2017

article Kiss to be immortalized on casino chips
(New York) -- In anticipation of Kiss’ Aug. 19 outdoor concert at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, the venue is selling a series of commemorative chips honoring...

7/23/2017

article Kiss Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino Launches Specially Designed
(New York) -- According to a report by Niagara This Week, the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has launched a line of specially designed chips inanticipation of the...

7/19/2017

article BLOG: Seneca gas prices competitive with white owned stations here
(New York) -- While area gas station owners and politicians voiced concerns that the Seneca Nation of Indians would undercut gas prices at the recently opened gas...

7/10/2017

article MORON ALERT: Dyster repays Seneca treachery by repaving their driveway for free!
(New York) -- Back in March, when the Seneca Nation of Indians announced that they would end the casino revenue sharing agreement with the state, Niagara Falls and the...

7/3/2017

article New York State awards Niagara Falls $3m to support growth in area around casino
(New York) -- An area around the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel which officials are calling the “Niagara Falls Tourism Target Zone,” will be receiving $3...

6/27/2017

article New York tribal payment dispute enters its third month
(New York) -- The dispute over gaming revenue payments payable by the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York state has entered its third month, with a resolution nowhere...
article PRESIDENT GATES: Seneca Nation committed to being good neighbors
(New York) -- A recent Niagara Gazette editorial looked at the topic of the Seneca Nation’s gaming Compact with New York state, and the payments local communities...

6/19/2017

article State offers solutions to Niagara Falls money concerns
(New York) -- A state report on Niagara Falls, and its current money situation, has some lawmakers sounding the alarm. The state is now offering a number of solutions to...

6/18/2017

article Wallenda to discuss hanging by teeth over Niagara Falls
(New York) -- After weeks of preparation and days of local media buildup, Erendira Wallenda finally took her flight over Niagara Falls Thursday morning. The stunt came...

6/17/2017

article Erendira Wallenda plans helicopter stunt over Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Five years ago today, Nik Wallenda walked 550 metres on a tightrope over the falls, from the American to the Canadian side. Erendira Wallenda - wife of...

6/14/2017

article City of Niagara Falls Demands Answers on Seneca Rev Share Payments
(New York) -- Officials for the City of Niagara Falls in New York State are concerned that the Seneca Nation’s decision to freeze revenue share payments to the...
article Niagara Falls cutting back, as casino payments stall
(New York) -- Niagara Falls officials are cutting back on spending, as the potential end to revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino looms. The first casualty is summer...
article Wallendas seek to "inspire," give Falls valuable free publicity with new stunt
(New York) -- Nik and Erendira Wallenda hosted a news conference Wednesday morning outside the Seneca Niagara Casino, the location where Mrs. Wallenda's flight to...

6/13/2017

article Casino cash answers sought
(New York) -- Local lawmakers said this week they need to know soon if the city should engage in next year’s budget process under the assumption they won’t...

6/5/2017

article Guest reports $6K taken from bag left in casino hotel room
(New York) -- A Rochester woman reported to Falls police that more than $6,000 was stolen from her room at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Sunday morning. The...

5/30/2017

article Niagara County is concerned over casino tax
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indian has announced to the New York State authorities that they will not be contributing to the Niagara County funding starting this...

5/29/2017

article New York State Counties to Pay Price for Seneca Nation Gaming Compact Stalemate
(New York) -- New York counties are justly worried about casino revenue sharing payments from the Seneca Nation of Indians that will disappear unless the state acts...
article Niagara County's share of casino cash in doubt
(New York) -- The county's fund of casino cash, used for tax relief and community development, may soon begin drying up. County Manager Rick Updegrove said he was...

5/28/2017

article Niagara County's share of casino cash in doubt
(New York) -- The county's fund of casino cash, used for tax relief and community development, may soon begin drying up. County Manager Rick Updegrove said he was...
article Bell Biv DeVoe at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- R&B trio Bell Biv DeVoe have jumped back into the limelight after time away, and they were joined at Seneca Niagara Events Center by En Vogue, who...

5/24/2017

article Still No Meeting Between Seneca Nation and NYS
(New York) -- Two months after the Seneca Nation said it would stop making casino revenue payments to the state, it does not appear a meeting has been scheduled yet...
article What's going on near Seneca Niagara Casino?
(New York) -- There are several questions about what is going on near the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. On Wednesday, new pictures show crews outside, doing...

5/23/2017

article Judge sympathizes with woman denied her jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Niagara Falls City Judge Robert P. Merino seems to think it was unfair for Seneca Niagara Casino to deny a $1,400 jackpot to a Canadian woman last month....

5/22/2017

article Judge sympathizes with woman denied her jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Niagara Falls City Judge Robert P. Merino seems to think it was unfair for Seneca Niagara Casino to deny a $1,400 jackpot to a Canadian woman last month....

5/9/2017

article Casino guard dies after wrestling assault suspect
(New York) -- A security guard at Seneca Niagara Casino went into cardiac arrest and died early Saturday after subduing a man who had reportedly assaulted a female...

5/6/2017

article Casino guard dies after wrestling assault suspect
(New York) -- A security guard at Seneca Niagara Casino went into cardiac arrest and died early Saturday after subduing a man who had reportedly assaulted a female...

5/1/2017

article Support sought for $70M hotel daredevil-themed water park in Falls
(New York) -- American Niagara Hospitality is seeking support to build a $70 million hotel and daredevil-themed water park for downtown Niagara Falls at Mondays city...

4/24/2017

article Jackpot winner arrested at casino lost $50,000 on slots in 2015
(New York) -- Pasqua DiGianni planned to plead guilty Monday to trespassing at the Seneca Niagara Casino. But she did not get the chance in Niagara Falls City Court. On...

4/23/2017

article Woman forfeits $1,400 jackpot after self-barring from Niagara Falls casino
(New York) -- Two years ago, Pasqua DiGianni had a bad night on the slot machines at Seneca Niagara Casino. After winning a jackpot and then losing most of it back...

4/16/2017

article Winner of slots jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino gets the bum's rush
(New York) -- A Woodbridge, Ont., woman who spent $600 playing the slot machines of Seneca Niagara Casino Saturday finally hit the jackpot – and lost the jackpot....

4/15/2017

article Ohio woman hits big jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino
(Ohio) -- An Ohio woman won a huge jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino over the weekend. Casino representatives announced Thursday that a woman, identified only as Carol C...

4/14/2017

article Lisbon woman takes home big jackpot from Niagara Falls casino
(New York) -- A Lisbon woman hit big while playing the slots at a Niagara Falls casino. Carol, whose last name was withheld, was playing the Elvis slots at Seneca...

4/10/2017

article Niagara Falls budget at the mercy of The Seneca Nation
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls could soon be forced to take a gamble with its budget, as the Seneca Nation makes its last payment to the State of New York for...

4/8/2017

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino set to welcome KISS
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino released a true summer blockbuster on Tuesday, announcing KISS will perform a special outdoor concert at 8 p.m. Saturday...

4/2/2017

article OP/ED: Lack of plan leaves Falls gambling on casino cash
(New York) -- Mayor Paul Dyster doesn’t seem too concerned about it. Not yet, anyway. Still, the last time the City of Niagara Falls had an issue with the transfer...

2/9/2017

article Western New York Poker Challenge Returns to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
(New York) -- TheSeneca Niagara Resort & Casino will host the 2017 Western New York Poker Challenge March 31 through April 10. The Western New York Poker Challenge (...

1/20/2017

article More fights coming to Seneca Niagara
(New York) -- Less than a week after UFC announced an event in Buffalo for the first time since mixed martial arts was legalized in New York State, King of the Cage...

12/25/2016

article Seneca service station opens in the Falls
(New York) -- A steady flow of customers moved through the Seneca One Stop gas station in downtown Niagara Falls, hours after its doors quietly opened in anticipation of...

12/23/2016

article New Seneca Nation gas station causes controversy
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation opened its fourth One Stop gas and convenience store Friday morning in downtown Niagara Falls. Tribal leaders called it a "milestone...
article Senecas add tax-free gas, tobacco sales to Niagara Falls land
(New York) -- Tax-free gasoline and tobacco products went on sale Friday at a new Seneca One Stop outside the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. The Seneca Nation of...

12/1/2016

article Tree lighting at Seneca Niagara Casino set for Friday
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Casino and Old Falls Street USA will have a community celebration and tree lighting event at 5 p.m. Friday in Seneca Square, in front of the...

11/19/2016

article Downtown Julie Brown, Tiffany join Seneca Gaming Corp. officials to open Pulse Arena
(New York) -- The ribbon was cut Thursday at the new Pulse Arena, located on the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino gaming floor. Special guests joined celebrity guests...

11/17/2016

article Falls casino celebrates Pulse Arena opening
(New York) -- Over the course of the next six months, Pulse Arena will open locations at casinos throughout the world, but on Thursday, the very first Pulse Arena opened...

11/12/2016

article Police corral alleged purse snatcher near casino crime scene
(New York) -- New York State Parks police arrested an alleged purse snatcher early Friday as he fled a crime scene outside the Seneca Niagara Casino on Fourth Street.
article 2016 Card Player Poker Tour Seneca Niagara Fall Poker Classic -- Alex Visbisky Leads After Day 1A
(New York) -- A total of 121 entries were made in the first of two starting flights of the 2016 Card Player Poker Tour Seneca Fall Poker Classic $1,000 no-limit hold...

11/4/2016

article Seneca event shares traditions, culture with casino staff and community
(New York) -- Every day, Tyler Thompson wears a suit and tie to work. His job is helping Seneca natives flourish in their careers. At home, in more casual dress, he is...

10/25/2016

article Casino gambles on expansion
(New York) -- Few people are as excited as Joanne Israel about the expansion of Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. “I finally get an office with a window,” she...

10/22/2016

article Card Player Poker Tour: Next Stop Seneca Niagara For Fall Poker Classic
(Florida) -- This November, the Card Player Poker Tour rolls into Niagara Falls to partner with the Seneca Niagara Casino for the Fall Poker Classic. The nine-event...

9/28/2016

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino keeps shaking things up
(New York) -- Entertainment venues need to be updated from time to time to keep things fresh. The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is no exception.

9/17/2016

article Trusting casino patron ends up fleeced of items worth $681
(New York) -- A Warsaw woman who befriended a couple at Seneca Niagara Casino ended up the victim of a theft that cost her $681 early Saturday, Niagara Falls police said.

8/25/2016

article Niagara Falls Police respond to several calls at Seneca Niagara Casino daily for free, Police Chief calling for change
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Police Chief Bryan Dalporto says the Niagara Falls Police Department responds to up to 10 calls a day at the Seneca Niagara Casino, from...

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