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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...

8/22/2016

article Niagara Falls police chief voices concerns regarding Seneca Niagara Casino free police service
(New York) -- Costs associated with police services provided to the Seneca Niagara Casino in are a concern for city officials in Niagara Falls. The casino located in...

8/18/2016

article Seneca Niagara Casino not paying for police, Niagara Falls chief complains
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino in downtown Niagara Falls sits on sovereign land, which means that in addition to being able to offer gambling, the nation does...

7/26/2016

article NIGA 'Rising Leader' Joanne Israel Promoted to Manage Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- One of the National Indian Gaming Association's (NIGA) rising leaders is shooting up the career ladder. Seneca tribal member Joanne Israel has taken on...

7/16/2016

article Thief makes quick use of misplaced credit card at Niagara Falls casino
(New York) -- A Toronto man’s credit card was used twice within a half-hour of being lost Friday evening, with the thief running up purchases totaling nearly $2,...

7/8/2016

article Seneca Niagara Casino And Hotel premieres renovated Western Door Steakhouse
(New York) -- In New York, the 3,600-slot Seneca Niagara Casino And Hotel has officially reopened its Western Door Steakhouse following a $5 million renovation that has...

6/27/2016

article Gambling on casino cash too risky say Niagara Falls officials
(New York) -- With the support of a fellow councilman, Niagara Falls City Council Chairman Andrew Touma continues his efforts to push two budget suggestions; one to...

6/26/2016

article Seneca Niagara Casino celebrating sunglasses
(New York) -- Just in time for National Sunglasses Day, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino officials today will unveil a new designer sunglasses kiosk. The shop, located...

5/30/2016

article Casino’s greening efforts recognized by Niagara Sustainability Initiative
(New York) -- A casino’s electricity use for lighting accounts for as much as 30 percent of its total usage, the largest single item, according to...

5/29/2016

article Niagara Sustainability Initiative recognizes casino’s greening efforts
(New York) -- It takes a lot of lights to keep Niagara’s casinos shining bright. And since Niagara Falls Casinos adopted a green strategy back in 2008 the...

5/16/2016

article Albany officials take hands-off approach to Seneca project
(New York) -- It appears the Seneca Nation’s planned Niagara Street “energy station,” which began construction last month, will not be opposed by the...
article Niagara Falls City Council calls for a halt to Seneca Niagara ‘energy station’ project
(New York) -- With work already underway on a Seneca Niagara “energy station,” the City Council on Monday unanimously called on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s...

5/5/2016

article BLOG: Seneca Smoke Shop, Gas Station To Open In June – Is Mall Far Behind?
(New York) -- Back at the dawn of the new century, the Niagara Falls Reporter was a lone voice in the wilderness, daring to ask the question others dodged. Would a gas...
article BLOG: Senecas Say Damn The Torpedoes To Local Businesses, Full Speed Ahead!
(New York) -- They said it couldn’t be done. Or, rather, they said it wouldn’t be done. When leaders of the Seneca Nation of Indians were gifted with 50...

4/23/2016

article Buffalo helps guide city casino talks
(New York) -- Expect strong opposition to a downtown casino, embrace the debate, negotiate for local hiring preferences and revenue, but don't discount the jobs and...
article 100 Things Every WNYer Should Do At Least Once: Go to a casino
(New York) -- To go to Niagara Falls is to marvel at a wonder of the world, right in our own backyard. The cascading water, the changing colored lights, the reminders...
article 2016 Western New York Poker Challenge Day 1a: Alex Visbisky Leads
(New York) -- The 2016 Western New York Poker Challenge Main Event drew 103 entries for its first of two starting flights at the Seneca Niagara Casino on Friday.

4/20/2016

article Johnny Depp to perform at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Johnny Depp is going to be making some music in Niagara Falls. The actor will join Alice Cooper and Joe Perry as part of the musical act The Hollywood...

4/18/2016

article City council issues its casino cash spending plan
(New York) -- Near-term budget plans were on the table Monday at the Niagara Falls City Council's meeting in the form of a non-binding casino spending blueprint and...

4/15/2016

article Is Gambling On The Table Again For Downtown Rochester?
(New York) -- Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says a downtown casino could provide the region with an important job creation engine. Warren made the remarks during an...

4/6/2016

article EDITORIAL: Time to focus on casino cash we've got
(New York) -- It was a valiant effort, both from state Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, and state Assemblyman John Ceretto, D-Lewiston, to attempt to convince the...
article GUEST VIEW: Thoughts on the Seneca Niagara Casino deal with the state
(New York) -- I arrived in Niagara Falls on May 30, 1967. Since then, I have served as chief planner for the city and county. I also weathered the storms of the Love...

4/4/2016

article Dyster lays out casino cash spending plan for city council
(New York) -- At least some members of the Niagara Falls City Council are unsatisfied with the casino cash spending plan presentation that the body called for last month...

3/31/2016

article State budget rebuffs Niagara Falls’ bid for 75 percent of casino profits
(New York) -- Proposals to triple Niagara Falls’ share of casino profits are not included in the proposed state budget. State Sen. Robert G. Ortt and Assemblyman...

3/20/2016

article Seneca Niagara casino job fair set for Wednesday
(New York) -- Seneca Resorts & Casinos will host its 10th annual Spring Career Fair job fair for open positions at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara...

3/16/2016

article Local businesses speak out against Seneca Nation gas station and store at casino site
(New York) -- Plans for a Seneca Gas Station on sovereign land near the Seneca Niagara Casino are not being received well by some Niagara Falls businesses.

3/15/2016

article Niagara USA Chamber 'cannot support' Seneca Nation gas station plan
(New York) -- The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce issued a statement Monday stating that it "cannot support" the Seneca Nation’s plan to open a 24-pump...

3/9/2016

article Casino cash plans compared
(New York) -- A measure on the state senate floor and a budget resolution in the state assembly are the two bargaining chips currently in play to determine the future...
article State lawmakers differ on slotting of casino cash
(New York) -- Piles of Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino slot revenue cash are back on the floor of the state’s Senate and Assembly houses. Last time around, a year...

2/23/2016

article Ortt proposes giving more casino revenues to Niagara Falls
(New York) -- State Sen. Robert G. Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, unveiled a bill on Tuesday that would give the City of Niagara Falls, rather than the State of New York, the...
article Ortt wants to change casino cash funding formula
(New York) -- State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, has formally introduced legislation calling for a change in the state’s funding formula for the distribution...

2/21/2016

article Senecas’ plan for Niagara Falls is no big deal
(New York) -- Like most ideas in Niagara Falls, the plans were big: an expanded Seneca Niagara Casino that would fill 50 acres, adding more hotel rooms and entertainment...

2/13/2016

article Local officials discuss possible NFR, Seneca Nation projects in the Falls
(New York) -- Mum was the word Friday when local officials were asked about reported talks about the Seneca Nation's interest in developing a new convention venue,...

2/9/2016

article City advisory board tells Niagara Falls to stop using casino money to balance budget
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls Financial Advisory Panel met with the City Council for a second time on Monday to reiterate an urgent message, telling them to stop...

2/4/2016

article MMA events bound to boost casino revenues
(New York) -- If you told most people that the "King of the Cage" was coming to Niagara Falls, they might think you're talking about a lion in a circus, or...

1/19/2016

article Quarterly casino revenues post another decline
(New York) -- The latest allocation of slot revenues has again dipped in comparison to last year, renewing urgency for the oft talked about, but yet materialized, casino...

1/11/2016

article Casino worker zapped by a pink stun gun
(New York) -- A Seneca Niagara casino employee said she was zapped on the leg while she was in a stall in a public restroom in the hotel/casino, 300 Sixth Street, on...

1/9/2016

article Seneca Niagara Casino, Memorial partner for heath program
(New York) -- For many, leading a healthier lifestyle is a popular New Year’s resolution. For Seneca Gaming Corporation, it’s an ongoing commitment to the...

1/2/2016

article Surveillance video at casino complex holds clue to identity of serial tire slasher
(New York) -- Police are trying to identify a man seen on surveillance video slashing the tires of five cars parked in the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel parking ramp.
article Thief gambles on speed in swiping car at casino valet parking area
(New York) -- A quick-thinking car thief made off with a 2009 Chevrolet Friday afternoon after the owner had left it for valet parking at Seneca Niagara Casino, police...

12/19/2015

article Falls man charged with assault in casino slashing
(New York) -- A Niagara Falls man faces a felony assault charge in the aftermath of a knife attack at Seneca Niagara Casino early Saturday.

11/29/2015

article Niagara Falls Financial Advisory Panel releases its recommendations
(New York) -- The advisory panel created to streamline city budget processes has released more than a dozen recommendations it says should be adopted by next March to...

11/27/2015

article Seneca Resorts & Casinos holding job fair
(New York) -- Seneca Resorts & Casinos will host a job fair on Wednesday for candidates interested in exploring food and beverage opportunities at Seneca Niagara...

11/24/2015

article Ortt unveils 'Revitalize Niagara Plan'
(New York) -- State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, unveiled a two-pronged plan called "Revitalize Niagara," which would ensure the host city and certain...

11/21/2015

article United Way's luau draws crowd to casino
(New York) -- Hawaiian-themed fun drew several hundred to the Seneca Niagara Event Center Friday night for the United Way of Greater Niagara’s ninth annual gala...

11/16/2015

press release Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts table games dealer job fair Nov. 19
(New York) -- One of the most unique and exciting customer service jobs in Western New York - being a table games dealer - will be available for more than 100 people, as...

11/12/2015

article EDITORIAL: Falls officials need to plan for drop in casino cash
(New York) -- The city’s reliance on casino cash has been an ongoing issue in recent years. Once reluctant to use the money for anything other than items allowed...

10/25/2015

article EDITORIAL: Tread carefully with use of casino cash
(New York) -- It’s tempting. As has been demonstrated by city officials in recent years, the lure of gaming revenue owed to host municipalities by the Seneca...

10/4/2015

article Dyster relies on casino cash to balance his proposed budget
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster is relying more heavily on the city’s share of casino revenue to balance his proposed budget for next year.

10/2/2015

article Dyster relies on casino cash to balance his proposed budget
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster is relying more heavily on the city’s share of casino revenue to balance his proposed budget for next year. Dyster...

9/22/2015

article All clear for suspicious envelope received by Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls Fire Department has finished its investigation after a suspicious powder was found in an envelop received by the Seneca Niagara Casino,...

9/21/2015

article Falls gamble has paid off for Seneca Nation
(New York) -- Today, it’s one of three gaming destinations in Western New York that are owned and operated by the Seneca Nation of Indians. Back in 2003, the...

9/13/2015

article Senecas say downtown land transfers aren't tied to development plans
(New York) -- A recent round of real estate transactions involving the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Seneca Niagara Falls Gaming Corp. are procedural in nature and...

9/6/2015

article Seneca Niagara Casino keeping pace
(New York) -- It’s impossible to discuss business and development in Niagara Falls without involving one of the city’s key players — the Seneca Gaming...

9/3/2015

article GUEST VIEW: Niagara Falls casino funds: Just the facts
(New York) -- Real leaders tell the truth. Facts and honesty matter. Unfortunately, Councilman Glenn Choolokian, my opponent in Thursday’s Democratic mayoral...

8/29/2015

article Counterfeit bill shows up at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Casino officials contacted police Friday evening after someone tried to exchange a counterfeit $100 bill at a cashier station.

8/1/2015

article 2015 Seneca Niagara Summer Slam Main Event Day 1: Hobrecker Leads Surviving 33
(New York) -- The first of two Day 1 starting flights for the 2015 Seneca Niagara Summer Slam Main Event drew 195 entries to the Niagara Falls Poker Room at Seneca...

7/25/2015

article Falls man faces pockets full of trouble in casino arrest
(New York) -- The troubles kept being compounded for a Niagara falls man every time he reached into his pocket Friday morning. Jerry A. Austin Jr., 35, of Greenview...
article A "special olympic" event taking place at Seneca casino
(New York) -- Nearly 100 Western New Yorkers will be taking a risk at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino today. That risk is not letting it all ride on red. Instead...
article Fairport Woman Scales Building to Raise Money
(New York) -- A Fairport woman went to the top of a 27-story building in Niagara Falls for more than just sight seeing. Carla MacDougall rappelled down the side of the...

7/23/2015

article Fix The Falls: Casino Impact
(New York) -- When it opened with much fanfare in the waning days of 2002, the Seneca Niagara Casino, built in the former Niagara Falls Convention Center, was seen by...

7/2/2015

article Casino brings daredevils back to Seneca Square
(New York) -- It was like the summer of 2012 all over again, as daredevils appeared in Seneca Square on Wednesday. The event was a press conference to introduce a new...

6/28/2015

article Common Council plans meeting over casino money for North Tonawanda
(New York) -- The North Tonawanda Common Council will hold a special workshop to discuss how the city plans to spend $200,000 in casino money they expect to receive from...

6/11/2015

article EDITORIAL: Time to get back on track with casino cash
(New York) -- It wasn’t too long ago when officials in the city of Niagara Falls could proudly say that the financial fortunes of the long-destitute burg had...

5/23/2015

article Niagara County supports more groups with casino cash
(New York) -- The Niagara County Legislature last week funded three local projects with its share of Seneca Niagara Casino money, and five more casino cash proposals...

5/18/2015

article Seneca Casino & Hotel hosting job fair on Wednesday
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will host a job fair from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center, located at 310 4th St., Niagara...

5/16/2015

article Seneca Casino & Hotel hosting job fair
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will host a job fair from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center, located at 310 4th St., Niagara...

4/27/2015

article Lewiston gets its share of Seneca Niagara Casino funds
(New York) -- The Town of Lewiston was presented with a ceremonial check of $54,843, its share of nearly $1 million in annual casino revenues that Niagara County has...

4/11/2015

article Robitaille roast slated for Falls casino
(New York) -- When Mike Robitaille’s brother, Frank, came back from Korea after having served his country in the Canadian armed forces, he elected to sign up for...

3/16/2015

article City council backs push for share of county casino cash for Niagara Falls
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls City Council is still debating the structure of its new trash program and the assemblage of a unified city charter but voted unanimously...

2/22/2015

article Niagara County’s allocation of casino cash doesn’t sit well with lawmaker from Town of Niagara
(New York) -- The Niagara County Legislature voted last week to send the Town of Niagara $26,385 from the county’s allocation of Seneca Niagara Casino revenues,...

2/17/2015

article $59K of county's casino funds distributed as Falls debate continues
(New York) -- The Niagara County Legislature has approved the initial disbursement of $59,900 of Seneca Niagara Casino money to be divvied out to local organizations...

2/14/2015

article Niagara lawmakers to vote on use of casino cash
(New York) -- The Niagara County Legislature is to vote Tuesday on 16 resolutions that would spread $59,900 worth of Seneca Niagara Casino money to organizations across...

2/13/2015

article Town of Niagara to benefit from Seneca Niagara Casino funds
(New York) -- Niagara County Legislator Jason Zona addressed the Town of Niagara Town Board Tuesday to announce an update on the distribution of money received from...

2/11/2015

article Coun. wants study of NRP's casino patrol unit
(New York) -- An expert consultant should be brought in to study the Niagara Regional Police's casino patrol unit and what it costs Niagara Falls to provide that...

2/10/2015

article Town of Niagara to get $80,000 from sharing of casino money
(New York) -- The Town Board found out Tuesday that it is in line for some casino money. Niagara County Legislator Jason Zona, D-Niagara Falls, told board members that...

1/19/2015

article Free drinks proposed to help Ontario casinos compete with U.S.
(Ontario) -- Gamblers at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, N.Y., drink alcohol for free as they play the slots, toss a pair of dice or throw down bets in a poker...

1/16/2015

article The Star’s View: Free booze won’t fill up our casinos
(Ontario) -- Jim Diodati is an anxious man. The mayor of Niagara Falls is watching tourist attendance slip away at the city’s two government-owned casinos, and he...

1/14/2015

article Seneca mum on free booze push in Ontario casinos
(New York) -- The same week Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati went on national television to call for free booze at Ontario casinos, the competition across the border is...

12/27/2014

article 'Dancing with the Stars' live tour set to open in New York
(New York) -- "Dancing with the Stars" season 20 is still months from its grand premiere on ABC, but fans hankering for fresh ballroom action from Mark Ballas...

12/23/2014

article Casino Cash Could be Used as Spur For Genuine Economic Development
(New York) -- New York residents pay the highest average state and local taxes in the nation, averaging $9,718 per year, a whopping 39 percent higher than the national...
article Dyster: "I'm The Gatekeeper of Casino Funds!"
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster thinks he is the "gatekeeper of the casino cash." I know this because he said so on the Tom Darro show last...

12/21/2014

article GLYNN: Decades later casino dream comes true
(New York) -- For Charles P. Steiner, who headed the Niagara Falls Area Chamber of Commerce for 22 years, it’s nice to be on the winning side for a change.
article Lesson from Falls: Casinos are a gamble
(New York) -- Cha-ching! That was the jubilant sound from across the state last week as politicians began counting up casino cash they hope will soon roll in.

12/9/2014

article Newfound casino money to be divvied up in Niagara County
(New York) -- Niagara County legislators will vote tonight on how to spend up to $1 million in previously undisclosed revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino. The...

12/1/2014

article Use of casino revenue to plug Niagara Falls budget holes could spark debate
(New York) -- City lawmakers want to use casino revenue to cover an additional $1.8 million in expenses next year, including more than $1.1 million in overtime for the...

11/30/2014

article Use of casino revenue to plug Niagara Falls budget holes could spark debate
(New York) -- City lawmakers want to use casino revenue to cover an additional $1.8 million in expenses next year, including more than $1.1 million in overtime for the...

10/26/2014

article Bogus bill flagged in drink purchase at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- A Canadian man was caught passing a counterfeit $20 bill at the Seneca Niagara Casino early Saturday, police said. The resident of Ontario tried to pay for...
article Human trafficking arrest in Niagara
(New York) -- A 24-year-old Scarborough man has been charged with assault and human trafficking related offences in Niagara. On Friday, the Niagara Regional Police...

9/30/2014

article Read It and Weep: Controller's Report Reflects Drop in Casino Cash
(New York) -- Just two weeks ago (Sept. 16 editions) the Niagara Falls Reporter warned that increased gaming competition in the Northeast did not bode well for the...

9/16/2014

article Gaming Industry Future Uncertain While City Pins Hopes on Comeback
(New York) -- An editorial in the New York Times last month and the recent decision by Moody’s Investment Services to downgrade the future prospects of the gaming...

9/2/2014

article A Simple Plan: Use Seneca Casino Money To Reduce Property Taxes, Period!
(New York) -- It seems so obvious a child could figure it out. The exorbitant property taxes paid by homeowners and businesses in Niagara Falls are the single leading...

8/31/2014

article Suspect in wave of car break-ins arrested running from Falls ramp
(New York) -- Police arrested a B Street man spotted running from the city’s Rainbow Parking Ramps on First Street early Saturday following an evening of four car...

8/6/2014

article Show will go on outside Seneca Niagara Casino -- street performers sticking around till end of August
(New York) -- Due to popular demand, the unique street performers from Las Vegas will perform outside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel for three additional weekends...

7/25/2014

article Nearly 100 people to rappel off Seneca Niagara Casino to raise money for Special Olympics
(New York) -- You may want to take a detour and pass by the Seneca Niagara Casino today. Nearly 100 adventurous individuals will be rappeling 357 feet down the building...

7/6/2014

article Vegas performers coming to Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel is giving people more reasons to check out downtown Niagara Falls. This summer unique performers from Las Vegas will...

7/5/2014

article Street artists setting up shop downtown
(New York) -- Looking for something a little different downtown? How about a pair of street performers from Las Vegas? Through early August, the unique and renowned...

3/26/2014

article Bar Tab: Seneca Niagara Casino works to Stir up crowds with new club
(New York) -- My boyfriend and I were extremely eager for our friend’s birthday party at the area’s new talked-about club. But our stirring expectations were...

3/22/2014

article New casino falls short of meeting requirements of deal with city
(New York) -- Seven years after the Seneca Nation struck a deal to open a casino in Buffalo, the early promises of a thousand jobs, better streets and marketing pitches...

3/1/2014

article Maspeth man asked to leave casino accused of attacking security supervisor
(New York) -- A Maspeth man was arrested in Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel early Saturday after he punched a security supervisor in the face while being removed from a...

2/14/2014

article STIR opens at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
(New York) -- With a thumping bass, bright lights, energetic dancers, hot music - oh, and, a 20-by-40-foot, high-definition video wall, one thing became perfectly clear...

2/11/2014

article Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel ready to create a Stir
(New York) -- Nightlife in Western New York is about to get a lot more exciting. Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, the region’s premier gaming and entertainment...

2/6/2014

press release Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel ready to create a 'Stir'
(New York) -- Nightlife in Western New York is about to get a lot more exciting. Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, the region's premier gaming and entertainment...

1/21/2014

article Group pushes back on possible Seneca casino
(New York) -- Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson portrays the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls as an island, isolated from the rest of the city. And any...

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