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Seneca Niagara Casino

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...

1/16/2014

article A duplicate key is blamed in theft at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- A Seneca Niagara Casino manager said two people mistakenly received keys to the same hotel room, which led to a reported theft from a room at 9 p.m....

1/5/2014

article Casino cash fix, council makeover has Dyster optimistic about 2014
(New York) -- Niagara Falls begins 2014 in a more stable position than it did 2013. The city, though still faced with many of the same challenges that plague upstate...

1/1/2014

article 'William & Ree' taking bringing their act to Seneca Niagara Casino on Saturday
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel welcomes hilarious musical comedy on Saturday as Williams & Ree performs twice inside the intimate 440-seat Bear...

12/21/2013

article Seneca Casino opening section for patrons below drinking age
(New York) -- Patrons who are 18 and up but not old enough to legally drink will be allowed to gamble in a special section of Seneca Niagara Casino beginning Thursday.

12/19/2013

article Casino balcony change caters to younger crowd
(New York) -- Night & Day — With the $26 million renovation of its main gaming floor nearly complete, officials at Seneca Niagara Casino are now focusing on a...

12/12/2013

article Seneca Casino ups its game with $26 million makeover
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino is sending a message to its current and future competition with a $26-million upgrade. “The experience has changed 100%,...

12/11/2013

article Seneca Niagara Casino shows off $26 million makeover
(New York) -- With its 11th anniversary approaching on New Year’s Eve, Seneca Niagara Casino is receiving a makeover, with brighter lighting, a redesigned gambling floor...
article Seneca Niagara seeks more of a Las Vegas feel
(New York) -- In its first major face lift since it opened in late 2002, the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has revamped its main gaming and entertainment floor at a...

11/27/2013

article Casino Money Would Best Be Used To Reduce Taxes in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls collects around $28 million in property taxes per year. The city has been collecting around $22 million per year in casino...

11/19/2013

article Everybody's Rich But Us; Casino Referendum Targets Niagara Falls Specifically
(New York) -- Niagara Falls got screwed again. By Albany. Again. The casino referendum proposed by Gov. Andre Cuomo in August and passed by the state legislature last...

11/16/2013

article Niagara Falls' bond rating is recovering
(New York) -- The city's bond rating has now been restored by three major rating agencies. Moody's Investor Service downgraded the city's rating in January...
article Rochester woman hits $500K jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- A lucky lady from Rochester hit it big Thursday at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel — to the tune of half a million dollars. At 1:50 p.m., she...

11/5/2013

article New York to Ban Smoking in Parks? How About the Seneca-Niagara Casino?
(New York) -- New York State government has often been hypocritical, but never more so than in its schizophrenic attitude towards tobacco smoke. On the one hand, it...

10/28/2013

article Brasher officials plan for use of casino gaming compact funds
(New York) -- Brasher officials will use the bulk of their latest casino gaming compact money to pay for engineering expenses related to the construction of their new...

10/23/2013

article Dyster Proposes $1.1 Million in City Hall Salary Increases Here
(New York) -- By the time the $89 million from the Seneca Niagara Casino settlement finally arrived in late August, the administration of Mayor Paul Dyster had already...

10/21/2013

article Restored gaming revenue boost Falls police
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls Police Department can now start shopping for patrol vehicles for the first time in five years now that casino gambling payments have been...

10/17/2013

article Niagara Falls will use casino cash funds to buy 19 new patrol cars
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls Police Department’s fleet of aging, overworked cruisers will finally be put out to pasture. The department can now start shopping...

9/25/2013

article Tourists report theft of jewelry and luggage
(New York) -- A Forestville woman told police that while she was in the Seneca Niagara Casino someone smashed a window in her Jeep and took purses, luggage and a duffel...

8/28/2013

article Maziarz announces online tracking of casino revenue funds in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- State Sen. Maziarz has announced that, starting today, residents of Niagara Falls will be able to track how the city is spending the casino revenue funds...
article Sen. Maziarz will post how Niagara Falls spends casino revenue
(New York) -- State Sen. George D. Maziarz plans to post information about how the City of Niagara Falls spends its share of casino revenue from Seneca Niagara Casino on...

8/27/2013

article Casino Settlement Cash Arrives Here!
(New York) -- When you spend the money before you make it, sometimes even a tremendous windfall can seem like a pittance once it finally comes in.

8/22/2013

article Niagara Falls casino cashier suspected in $2,500 theft
(New York) -- An unnamed female employee is suspected of taking $2,500 in cash while working a shift as a finance cage cashier, the Seneca Niagara Casino’s head of...

8/16/2013

article Casino cash expected soon
(New York) -- The casino revenues are on their way. City officials told the Niagara Gazette that a payment of $87.9 million from the state was listed as pending in the...

8/2/2013

article Cuomo acknowledges Niagara Falls’ struggles, state’s past dysfunction
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday gave Niagara Falls exactly what it wanted: an $89 million check to officially end the four-year casino revenue dispute.

8/1/2013

article Gov delivers casino funds to 3 WNY cities
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has spent the day traveling among three western New York cities with casinos to deliver gambling revenue that was withheld by the Seneca...
article Gov. Visits Salamanca To Finalize Pact With Senecas
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s visit Wednesday to the city of Salamanca to finalize an agreement over Seneca Nation of Indians casino revenues was the first...

7/31/2013

article Cuomo delivers $34.5 million check to Salamanca
(New York) -- It’s been a battle four years in the making, and with a series of check passings, the southernmost host city for a Seneca Nation of Indians casino...
article Cuomo stops by Falls to collect $349M and deliver $89M to Falls
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Seneca President Barry Snyder Sr. and Mayor Paul Dyster at the Seneca Niagara Casino to announce the delivery of funds from the...
article Cuomo To Deliver Casino Funds To NY Cities
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo will visit the three western New York cities with casinos to deliver gambling revenue funds that were withheld by the Seneca Nation of...
article Exchange of checks settles casino dispute
(New York) -- There was a check-swapping ceremony in Niagara Falls Wednesday morning, a presentation certifying a casino agreement between New York state and the Seneca...
article Seneca casino cities receive long-delayed payments
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is making stops today in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Salamanca Wednesday to deliver casino revenue payments to three cities where the...
article Senecas leader hands governor check for $349 million
(New York) -- Seneca President Barry Snyder this morning handed Gov. Andrew Cuomo a check for $349 million, the money that the nation’s gambling corporation...
article St. Lawrence, Franklin counties receive compact funds
(New York) -- St. Lawrence and Franklin counties no longer have to wait with their hands outstretched for their share of tribal compact money released by the St. Regis...
article St. Lawrence, Franklin counties receive revenues withheld by tribe
(New York) -- The Watertown Daily Times reports this morning that St. Lawrence and Franklin counties each received $1.8 million yesterday, gambling revenue withheld by...
article State Pays $140M To Seneca Nation For Casinos
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was joined Wednesday by Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder, Sr., to present a check for $89 million to the City of Niagara Falls...
article Brasher officials faulted for issues with casino gaming compact money
(New York) -- Auditors from the state Comptroller’s Office are recommending that Brasher officials include any future casino gaming compact funds as a line item in...
press release Seneca Nation of Indians Transfers Casino Exclusivity Funds to New York State
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians today transferred 349.6 million dollars to New York State in a special ceremony including Seneca Nation President Barry E....

7/30/2013

article Cuomo expected to sign over Falls' casino cash at Wednesday morning event
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to visit Niagara Falls today, apparently to formally announce the delivery of casino revenue to the state and the city.

7/27/2013

article GUEST VIEW: Controlling taxes in the Falls
(New York) -- For elected officials taxes are like the weather: lots of talk but no one ever does anything about it. With city council and county legislature races right...

7/10/2013

article Seneca Gaming job fair set
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. has 200 job openings and is holding a job fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara...

7/7/2013

article Things looking brighter for Niagara Falls N.Y.
(New York) -- Visitors to Niagara Falls may soon find themselves zip-lining in the Niagara Gorge, biking along the rushing river and staying in a new hotel room, all...

7/6/2013

article Good news hints at better days for Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Visitors to Niagara Falls may soon find themselves zip-lining in the Niagara Gorge, biking along the rushing river and staying in a new hotel room, all...

7/5/2013

article Seneca Niagara Casino to spend $26 million to renovate 88,000-sq-foot gaming floor
(New York) -- Officials with the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. have unveiled plans to completely renovate the 88,000-square-foot main gaming floor at...

7/2/2013

article Seneca Niagara Casino getting $26 million makeover
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will see a $26 million renovation of its main gaming floor, officials from the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming...
article Senecas to put new face on N.F. casino
(New York) -- Changing times and customer’s expectations, coupled with wear-and-tear from heavy foot traffic, are among the reasons why Seneca Niagara Casino...

6/25/2013

article BLOG: Casino Compact Extension Shortchanges City
(New York) -- Do you like crumbs, you losers? Yes, you do, you know you do. Governor Andrew Cuomo swung into Niagara Falls Thursday, June 13 to announce a casino cash...
article Seneca Money to Invest in Niagara Falls Marketing
(New York) -- An advertisement for Niagara Falls was seen by millions across the country, all thanks to an agreement between the Seneca Nation and the New York State.

6/17/2013

article Dyster to outline plans for incoming casino cash
(New York) -- There are still many questions surrounding the negotiated settlement between New York state and the Seneca Nation of Indians and Mayor Paul Dyster hopes to...

6/16/2013

article 'Real work' beings for Falls officials in dealing with $89M in casino cash
(New York) -- When Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry Snyder sat down in Niagara Falls to announce the end of the four-year gaming compact...
article Three Hundred New Jobs Available at Seneca Casinos
(New York) -- More than 300 new full- and part-time jobs are coming to Western New York with Seneca Casinos, with an urgent need for immediate hiring. To fill the...

6/11/2013

article Plug for Falls casino pulled from state website
(New York) -- Talk about your mixed signals. As Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has been turning up the heat on the Seneca Nation of Indians by offering to place three new gambling...

6/3/2013

article Niagara Falls Near Junk as Casino Spat Drains Cash
(New York) -- Niagara Falls, the New York tourist mecca caught in the middle of a $600 million casino dispute between the state and the Seneca Nation of Indians, may run...

5/20/2013

article Falls scales back street repaving, cites cash crunch
(New York) -- The city this year plans to repave only about one-third of the amount of roadway it did four years ago. The culprit, according to city leaders, is the...
article GUEST VIEW: Seneca Niagara Casino is all we need
(New York) -- Sometimes I wonder what people are thinking about. I hear and read about people chastising the Seneca-run casino in Niagara Falls. Now our illustrious...
article Niagara Falls will repave fewer streets because of casino dispute
(New York) -- The city will be repaving fewer streets this season thanks to the casino cash crunch. Mayor Paul A. Dyster has called a news conference for 10 a.m. to talk...

5/15/2013

article Falls’ credit rating downgraded for 2nd time in 5 months
(New York) -- Moody’s credit agency has downgraded the city’s credit rating for the second time in five months. Again, the agency said a key reason is the financial...

5/14/2013

article BLOG: Gaming Settlement Still a Long Shot at Best
(New York) -- Anyone who is betting on a gaming settlement before June 20 that will deliver $60 million in overdue slot revenue to the City of Niagara Falls is backing a...

5/7/2013

article BLOG: A casino objection, and a Niagara Falls waterfront connection
(New York) -- A couple of interesting items that popped up today: Republicans in the State Senate are going to propose that three new casinos be built in New York state...
article Cities of Niagara Falls on both sides of border have had highs, lows
(New York) -- Mayor Paul Dyster still remembers the headline. The 59-year-old Niagara Falls native was a sophomore in high school when a classmate in his gym class read...
article City's Financial Prognosis Getting Bleak
(New York) -- About $13 million is what will remain after the city receives an anticipated $70 million in casino revenue and pays its bills.

4/16/2013

article OP/ED: The one bright spot in casino dispute is that Falls will get its money – eventually
(New York) -- For evidence that little good comes from gambling, we refer you to the dispute that is raging between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of...

4/15/2013

article Senecas not intimidated by state’s talk of a Falls casino
(New York) -- If Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is trying to pressure the Seneca Nation to resolve a bitter money dispute with the state by threatening to let a non-Indian casino...

4/2/2013

article Governor planning state casino in the Falls
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned Tuesday he is “very serious” about locating a new casino in Niagara Falls, while also acknowledging he is ramping...

3/14/2013

article Fitch Downgrades Niagara Falls, NY GOs to 'BBB'; Placed on Rating Watch Negative
(New York) -- Fitch Ratings has taken the following rating actions on the City of Niagara Falls, NY (the city) outstanding general obligation (GO) bonds: Approximately $...

3/12/2013

article Casino Operators Eye Falls
(New York) -- As the ongoing dispute between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Senecas drags on, and with news accounts on both sides of the bridge publishing a wide assortment...

3/8/2013

article City of Niagara Falls warns of looming financial crisis
(New York) -- Officials from the City of Niagara Falls, New York, are warning that looming debt payments could force the cash-strapped city into a crisis later this year...

3/3/2013

article Canadian casinos, in midst of swift decline, offer lesson for New York
(Ontario) -- Casino gambling made this city a boomtown, spurring hotels, restaurants and all the draws of a teeming tourism capital. But the glitzy casinos that tower...

2/27/2013

article Niagara Falls Bets on More Gaming Amid Casino Spat: Muni Credit
(New York) -- Niagara Falls, New York, lost its budget reserves and best bond rating since the 1970s amid a dispute over casino revenue between the state and the Seneca...

2/25/2013

article Casino funds, pensions cause massive planning uncertainty for Falls schools
(New York) -- The lack of casino revenues could again cause devastating pain in the Niagara Falls City School District.
article Niagara Falls Bets on More Gaming Amid Casino Spat: Muni Credit
(New York) -- Niagara Falls, New York, lost its budget reserves and best bond rating since the 1970s amid a dispute over casino revenue between the state and the Seneca...

2/21/2013

article Cuomo backs ‘Buffalo Billion’ in City Honors appearance
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo touched on the Buffalo Billion plan, a second Niagara Falls casino and the state’s new gun regulations this morning during his...
article Cuomo visit fails to shed light on casino plan
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed non-Indian casinos in upstate New York during a speech outlining his plans for the state on Thursday.

2/11/2013

article Cuomo Gaming Plan Puts Spotlight on NFR’s Bergamo
(New York) -- When Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched his salvo at the Seneca Nation with his announcement that the state might sanction a non-Indian casino in Niagara Falls,...
article New Casino for Niagara Falls? Don’t Bet on It
(New York) -- Is Gov. Andrew Cuomo really serious about a new, non-Indian casino for downtown Niagara Falls?

2/10/2013

article Ex-workers challenge Senecas on insurance
(New York) -- Rashinaz Khasanova was thrilled when she landed a full-time housekeeping job at the Seneca Niagara Casino’s hotel in Niagara Falls about six years...
article Senecas challenged in employee compensation cases
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino is facing legal action by former employees over worker's compensation coverage.

2/1/2013

article Falls Mayor: City progressing despite held-up casino revenue
(New York) -- Niagara Falls may be in tough fiscal straits because the Seneca Nation isn't paying its required share of casino revenues, but Mayor Paul Dyster at his...

1/16/2013

article Casino gaming chips celebrate anniversary
(New York) -- To celebrate a decade of success in Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will offer special limited-edition 10th anniversary gaming chips.

1/13/2013

article Dyster confident Falls will move forward despite fiscal challenges
(New York) -- Another year of uncertainty stands in front of the city of Niagara Falls. As 2013 begins, the city enters into its fourth year without the casino revenue...
article GLYNN: Casino issue returns to upstate New York in 2013
(New York) -- Whenever you hear talk about boosting economic development in upstate New York, don't get too excited. It could be just another promise to funnel state...

1/11/2013

article Casino Fight Causes Niagara Falls' Bond Rating To Drop
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls is facing another huge financial problem because of a three-year casino dispute between the state and the Senecas.
article Cuomo's casino comments welcomed
(New York) -- City officials are viewing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recent comments about gaming expansion in New York state as a positive. During his state of the state...
article Dyster says Cuomo’s stand on casinos is good news for Niagara
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s suggestion Thursday that there would be no new casinos in Western New York was seen by Mayor Paul A. Dyster as a sign of a...

1/10/2013

article Falls’ credit rating drops as casino dispute drags on
(New York) -- Thanks to the casino dispute between the state and Seneca Nation of Indians, Niagara Falls has had budget problems. Now it could have borrowing problems,...
article Niagara Falls' credit rating downgraded
(New York) -- The casino gambling dispute between the state and Seneca Nation of Indians has thrown Niagara Falls into a budget crisis. Now it may affect the city's...
article State casino plan appears to leave out WNY
(New York) -- A day after announcing his plans to support the development of three new casino in upstate New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told members of the press in Albany...

1/9/2013

article Rating agency downgrades Falls' bond rating, citing casino cash concerns
(New York) -- The ongoing casino revenue dispute between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the state and cash concerns caused largely by a lack of incoming gaming revenue...

12/30/2012

article Niagara County shows support for expanding casino gaming
(New York) -- The Niagara County Legislature passed a resolution of support to expand casino gaming in Niagara Falls. During the Dec 18 meeting, the resolution was...
article TOP 10: Absence of casino funds hits Falls hard (No. 3)
(New York) -- The ongoing gaming revenue dispute between New York state and the Seneca Nation of Indians caused pain and anxiety for every department in city government...

12/29/2012

article Falls’ gamble on casino hasn’t paid off
(New York) -- Like a desperate gambler with one last roll of the dice, Niagara Falls a decade ago bet on casino gambling to turn its hard luck into good fortune.

12/25/2012

article Decline and falls: an American city in crisis
(New York) -- More than 50 years on, the honeymoon is well and truly over. The world’s most famous waterfalls continue to attract millions of visitors every year,...

12/20/2012

article Seneca casino unveils upgraded buffet
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino unveiled the new Thunder Falls Buffet on Thursday. The facility's original restaurant underwent an $8.5 million...
article Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel opens all-new Thunder Falls Buffet
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. upped the ante on casino dining Thursday with the unveiling of the new Thunder Falls Buffet at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in...
article Seneca Niagara Casino unveils new-look Thunder Falls Buffet
(New York) -- Patrons at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel have gotten used to having a top-notch buffet available to them. Starting today, they'll have access...
article Senecas spend $8.5M for better eats at NF casino
(New York) -- Extra large shrimp, Asian-flavored mussels, slices of Thai Chicken pizza, large servings of pork and roast beef greeted an invitation-only crowd who took...

12/10/2012

article Falls, Salamanca don’t need control boards, DiNapoli says
(New York) -- Despite fiscal crises caused by the cutoff of Seneca Nation casino revenues, neither Niagara Falls nor Salamanca needs a control board, State Comptroller...

12/4/2012

article Niagara lawmakers table effort to back private casino in Falls
(New York) -- The Niagara County Legislature tabled a resolution Tuesday that would have put the county on record as supporting a private-sector casino in downtown...

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