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Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino renovations nearing completion

You can see the excitement in Patrick Bassney's face. As he strides through the collection of construction equipment and tradesmen at the entrance of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hotel, he's more than eager to talk about the newest renovations and re-imaging of the Fourth Street gaming property.

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11/13/2019

article Ruling Could Bring Restaino, Senecas to New Beginning
(New York) -- The mayor-elect of Niagara Falls, Robert Restaino, may be in a position to win a major financial victory in the coming days, and some observers think it...

11/12/2019

article Upstate New York Tribal Casino Owner Ordered To Pay State $255 Million
(New York) -- A tribal nation in upstate New York has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $255 million to the state, according to a report from the New York Post.

11/11/2019

article Buffalo closes last year in the black, expects casino funds to start rolling in
(New York) -- The City of Buffalo closed out its 2018-19 fiscal year with a $948,715 surplus, as expected, thanks to a $7.5 million advance from the state on $17 million...
article Editorial: Senecas should pay up or lose support
(New York) -- Snake eyes. With a federal judge’s ruling last week, the Seneca Nation of Indians has lost three times in its effort to evade paying what it owes the...
article Senecas lose court ruling re withheld New York slots payments
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has lost another legal skirmish over sharing casino gaming revenue with the state of New York. Last Friday, the US District...

11/10/2019

article Court upholds ruling that Seneca Nation owes state millions in casino payments
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians owes New York state hundreds of millions of dollars in back casino revenue payments, a federal court ruled today. The payments...

11/9/2019

article Cuomo aide: Judge denies Senecas' casino cash appeal
(New York) -- A spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says an appeals judge has denied a request from the Seneca Nation of Indians to reject an arbitration panel...
article Federal district judge upholds gaming compact arbitration award against Senecas
(New York) -- A federal judge Friday upheld an arbitration award against the Seneca Nation of Indians to pay New York State more than $225 million in casino revenue. The...
article Judge rejects Seneca Nation's bid to suspend casino payments to state
(New York) -- A federal court judge has resoundingly rejected a challenge by the Seneca Nation of Indians to an arbitration award that directs the payment of hundreds of...

11/8/2019

article Court upholds ruling that Seneca Nation owes state millions in casino payments
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians owes New York state hundreds of millions of dollars in back casino revenue payments, a federal court ruled today. The payments...
article Judge Backs Arbitration Panel Over Senecas In Casino Revenue Case
(New York) -- A federal judge has ruled to back an arbitration panel's ruling that the Seneca Nation of Indians was wrong to halt annual casino revenue sharing...
article Judge rejects Seneca Nation's bid to stop $255M in casino payments to state
(New York) -- A federal judge in Buffalo this afternoon sided with an arbitration panel that earlier this year said the Seneca Nation of Indians wrongly withheld at...
article Judge rules Seneca Nation of Indians must pay NYS casino revenues
(New York) -- A federal court order levied Friday may put a halt on some of the years-long bickering between the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York state. A decision...

10/28/2019

press release Seneca Niagara's Holly Gagnon, Christian Printup Sr. honored
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. President and CEO Holly Gagnon was named one of Native Business Magazine’s Top 30 CEOs. A press release said, “As president and CEO of...

10/24/2019

article A crowded ballot in Niagara Falls mayoral race
(New York) -- Niagara Falls voters certainly have choices for mayor this election. Four names will be on the ballot, and a fifth candidate is seeking write-in votes. The...

10/23/2019

article Cuomo talks Thruway tolls and casino revenue
(New York) -- Motorists could be facing in tolls on the state thruway after 2020, there’s no end in sight to the continuing dispute between the state of New York...
article JENNINGS: Native American Music Awards coming to casino
(New York) -- On Nov. 2, Seneca Niagara Casino will host the 19th annual Native American Music Awards. It is the only major awards ceremony that honors Native American...

10/22/2019

article 'I'll shoot you': Man arrested on gun charge at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- A Buffalo man was arrested on multiple charges early Tuesday morning at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino after threatening to shoot a man during an...

10/17/2019

article Council members want new surcharges at Niagara Falls State Park
(New York) -- If council members in Niagara Falls get their way, there will be new tourist surcharges to park and explore attractions on our side of the border. Money...

10/7/2019

article Supervisors debate asking governor to close Seneca Nation casinos
(New York) -- It may be more symbolic than realistic, but the Seneca County Board of Supervisors will consider a motion Tuesday calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to close the...

10/6/2019

article EDITORIAL: First The Thruway, Now The Casinos
(New York) -- It took far too long, but the good news is that New York State and the Seneca Nation of Indians have agreed to a plan that will allow for desperately...
article Niagara Falls proposed budget raises taxes,cuts jobs
(New York) -- With a budget deficit of more than four million dollars, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster says changes have to be made when it comes to the city’s...

9/30/2019

article Buffalo’s budget woes get real
(New York) -- A Wall Street bond-rating agency recently delivered bad, if unsurprising, financial news to the City of Buffalo: The agency had downgraded the city’s...

9/28/2019

article EDITORIAL: Hopeful sign that Senecas, state cooperating on thruway
(New York) -- It is an issue that should not be related to any sort of individual group of people or whatever differences of opinion they may be having of late as it...

9/27/2019

article Comptroller: Niagara Falls has serious financial concerns
(New York) -- New York’s fiscal watchdog says the City of Niagara Falls has significant concerns with its finances. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s...
article After a five-year fight, New York and Seneca Nation agree to fix crumbling Thruway stretch
(New York) -- A crumbling part of the New York State Thruway in western New York will finally get repaired. After a five-year fight, the state Thruway Authority and the...

9/25/2019

article $250 Million Feud Lingers, but Senecas and N.Y. Reach Small Truce
(New York) -- For years, motorists flying down Interstate 90 southwest of Buffalo were putting the well-being of their vehicles — not to mention their occupants...
article I-90 finally getting fixed after Thruway Authority, Seneca truce
(New York) -- A cracked-up section of upstate highway is finally getting fixed, thanks to an agreement announced Wednesday between the Thruway Authority and Seneca...
article Senecas, NY reach deal to fix stretch of Thruway
(New York) -- A nearly 3-mile (5-kilometer) stretch of the New York State Thruway that has crumbled amid conflict between the state and an Indian tribe whose land it...

9/24/2019

article New York Sends Salamanca $2.35M to Fund City During Ongoing Seneca Nation Casino Revenue Sharing Dispute
(New York) -- A check for $2,350,000 was received last Friday by city officials to assist the town through the rest of its 2019-20 budget year. The payment is a result...
article Seneca Nation Casino Revenue Dispute Leads To Salamanca, NY Budget Woes
(New York) -- New York State has sent the City of Salamanca $2.35 million to help fund the tiny town’s local budget amid the ongoing casino revenue sharing dispute...

9/23/2019

article Reed seeks mediator's role In NYS-Seneca Nation flap; announces Thruway repairs
(New York) -- Less than 24 hours after collapsing in the Cannon Rotunda while waiting for a television interview, Rep. Tom Reed interrupted his prescribed “rest...
article Brown Disagrees With City’s Credit Rating Downgrade
(New York) -- The mayor of Buffalo is not taking much stock in a recent critical analysis of the city’s finances. Fitch Ratings downgraded Buffalo’s credit...

9/21/2019

article I-90 could finally get fixed as feud between Cuomo, Seneca Nation tribe thaws
(New York) -- A chewed-up section of upstate highway could soon get a much-needed fix thanks to a thaw in the long-running dispute between the Cuomo administration and a...
article State, Senecas May Be Getting Close On Thruway Repairs
(New York) -- New York State and the Seneca Nation appear to be getting closer to a resolution to repair a portion of the Thruway that runs through the reservation. The...
article City of Buffalo financial profile downgraded by Fitch Ratings
(New York) -- The City of Buffalo's credit rating was downgraded in three categories by Fitch Ratings, a credit agency, that described the outlook as "stable....
article State sends $2.35M advance to Salamanca amid ongoing casino dispute
(New York) -- City officials in Salamanca can rest a little easier now after a check from New York state in the amount of $2,350,000 arrived in the city Friday. State...

9/11/2019

article State Lawmakers Meet With Seneca Leaders
(New York) -- With a number of issues between the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State recently making headlines, a small group of state lawmakers quietly met...

9/7/2019

article Seneca reps meet with state senate gambling committee chair
(New York) -- One of New York’s biggest proponents of further growth of the state’s sports betting industry was in Buffalo this week to meet with...

9/5/2019

article Reed blasts Cuomo over casino revenue sharing funds promised Salamanca
(New York) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Reed on Tuesday laid blame for the death of a Salamanca woman on a lack of fire department personnel brought about by the state’s...
article Rep. Reed Criticizes Governor For Death In Salamanca
(New York) -- Rep. Tom Reed is connecting the recent death in Salamanca to the state’s failure to deliver funding to the city. In a press release, Reed shared the...

9/4/2019

article Reed accuses Cuomo of holding Salamanca 'hostage' in funding dispute
(New York) -- Rep. Tom Reed and officials in the City of Salamanca say the ongoing spat between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Seneca Nation of Indians is now literally a...

9/1/2019

article Brodsky: It's Cuomo vs. the Senecas, with the Thruway as hostage
(New York) -- No governor of recent vintage has been successful in navigating the law and politics of Native American nations. That's less a criticism than an...

8/28/2019

article NEW YORK POST: Stop holding I-90 hostage
(New York) -- Rep. Tom Reed has a point: Gov. Andrew Cuomo may indeed be breaking the law by blocking repairs to a miles-long stretch of the Thruway in his spat with the...
article Rep. Reed calls for DOJ investigation into Cuomo over crumbling interstate
(New York) -- Upstate GOP Congressman Tom Reed blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo, calling for the Democratic pol to be investigated by the US Department of Justice for his...

8/27/2019

article Reed asks U.S. Justice Department to investigate Cuomo over refusal to fix Thruway
(New York) -- Rep. Tom Reed is asking U.S. Attorney General William Barr to investigate Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the state's lack of action in repairing a crumbling...

8/26/2019

article THE BUFFALO NEWS: Pay the money, fix the Thruway
(New York) -- We’re not sure who’s right in the latest dispute between the State of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians, but we know how to resolve it...

8/22/2019

article Rep. Reed Criticizes Cuomo For Stance On Thruway Repairs, Seneca Nation
(New York) -- Rep. Tom Reed, R-NY-23, expressed “great concern” about comments the governor made earlier this week. During a trip to Western New York, Gov....

8/21/2019

article New York Gov. Cuomo Holds Highway Repair Hostage in Seneca Nation Casino Revenue Dispute
(New York) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) says the state won’t touch a three-mile stretch of I-90 that travels through Seneca Nation land due to the ongoing...

8/20/2019

article Cuomo: State won't fix Thruway because of Seneca casino cash holdout
(New York) -- A 3-mile stretch of the New York Thruway is crumbling so badly the state has cautioned people to drive 45 mph in some spots and put up signs warning of the...
article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to welcome 19th annual Native American Music Awards, Wayne Brady, Mickie James
(New York) -- The stars will shine at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino when the Seneca Niagara Event Center welcomes the 19th annual Native American Music Awards at 7...

8/17/2019

article Smiles at MC Hammer outside Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- MC Hammer's House Party is quite the whirlwind of personalities, with Sir Mix-a-Lot and Sisqo in tow when Hammertime took over the outdoor venue of...

8/7/2019

article Seneca Nation repatriates Booger Masks to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has a longstanding relationship with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) dating back to ancient times. It was...

8/1/2019

article Clarence woman admits stealing $233,000 from incapacitated dad
(New York) -- The daughter of a man who died Tuesday in a Lockport nursing home owes his estate $200,000, which she stole from her father's bank accounts while she...

7/31/2019

article EDITORIAL: Uncertainty over casino cash is hurting Niagara
(New York) -- Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul got it right when she suggested during a visit to Lockport last week that the Seneca Nation of Indians should adhere to the ruling of...

7/26/2019

article Hochul on Seneca casino payments: 'Fair is fair'
(New York) -- During a visit to Lockport on Friday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul described the current delay in casino revenue payments from the Seneca Nation of Indians "...
article NYS sends $5 million to Niagara Falls
(New York) -- The state of New York has sent some emergency aid it promised, to help cash strapped Niagara Falls amid the state's simmering dispute with the Seneca...

7/25/2019

article State sends $5M advance to Niagara Falls amid ongoing Seneca Nation dispute
(New York) -- Officials with cash-strapped Niagara Falls were gleeful when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the state would advance the city $12.3 million to help it...

7/17/2019

article Politics Take Center Stage as Gaming Battle Continues
(New York) -- As the legal wrangling continues at a snail’s pace in the gaming stalemate between the state and the Seneca Nation, politics has definitely moved...
article Sports betting lounges are coming to parts of New York. But Buffalo might have to wait
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is making preparations to open three sports betting lounges at its casinos in Western New York. But a key question remains: When? A day...

7/2/2019

article Sen. Kennedy to mediate disagreement between Senecas, Cuomo administration
(New York) -- As the Senate Transportation Committee chairman, State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy of Buffalo was invited to Salamanca on Monday to view the bad condition of...

6/22/2019

article A key issue in Niagara Falls mayoral primary: taxing property owners
(New York) -- How best to tax property owners has emerged as the main issue in the Democratic primary for mayor of Niagara Falls. Tuesday's contest between Seth A....

6/19/2019

article Seneca Nation of Indians fights arbitration ruling over New York gaming revenue
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians is seeking to vacate a final arbitration award issued in April that ordered it to continue making payments to New York per a...

6/17/2019

article Niagara Falls set to receive emergency state aid
(New York) -- The latest attempt by the Seneca Nation of Indians to avoid paying an arbitration ruling involving slot machine revenues from their three casinos will...

6/15/2019

article ICYMI: Seneca Nation challenges $256 million gaming award after appeal to Trump falters
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is headed to court to challenge a $256 million arbitration award after an appeal for the Trump administration to intervene in the gaming...

6/11/2019

article Senecas Arguing No Bang for the Buck on Exclusivity Guarantee
(New York) -- At the crux of the matter, the Seneca Nation believes the $1.4 billion in revenue sharing it paid to the state between 2002 and 2016 under the gaming...

6/10/2019

article Seneca Nation challenges $256 million gaming award after appeal to Trump falters
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is headed to court to challenge a $256 million arbitration award after an appeal for the Trump administration to intervene in the gaming...

6/7/2019

article Seneca Nation files federal lawsuit over state casino revenue-sharing compact
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has received a setback from the U.S. Department of the Interior in its fight with New York State over casino revenue-sharing...
article Senecas file lawsuit over interpretation of gaming compact
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has filed suit in federal court to have an arbitration panel’s decision regarding casino revenue-sharing payments to the state...
article City of Niagara Falls Could Run Out of Money Next Month
(New York) -- Niagara Falls is facing a budget deficit of nearly $12 million and cash flow could run empty next month — a product of the continued disagreement...

6/6/2019

article Seneca Nation asks judge to reject arbitrators' award in casino revenue dispute
(New York) -- The casino revenue sharing dispute between the Seneca Nation and New York State took another twist Thursday with the Senecas asking a federal court to toss...
article Seneca Nation claims arbitration panel's ruling on casino compact goes against federal law
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has filed federal court action in order to try to move toward a resolution in the ongoing disagreements involving a compact with New York...
article Senecas File Motion, asking Judge to Intervene in Dispute with NY State
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians on Thursday filed a motion in U.S. District Court, asking a judge to vacate a recent arbitration panel ruling, which came down...

6/5/2019

article Patron reports being robbed while sleeping at casino slot machine
(New York) -- A senior citizen from the City of Tonawanda who dozed off in the early morning at a slot machine in the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino was the victim of...
article Woman falls asleep at slot machine, wakes up to find $900 missing
(New York) -- When you fall asleep in a public place, sometimes bad things happen to you. Just ask a Town of Tonawanda woman who fell asleep sitting at a slot machine in...

5/28/2019

press release The 64ft curved LED display at a Niagara Falls casino
(New York) -- The 2.5mm pixel pitch NanoLumens display provides a canvas for high-definition video and graphics that showcase local scenery and native culture at the...

5/26/2019

article EDITORIAL: There's just no arguing the word 'binding'
(New York) -- Binding arbitration seems like a rather straightforward concept. Right in the phrase is the word “binding,” which is defined as an agreement or...

5/24/2019

article Letter: Editorial had it wrong on Senecas and gaming
(New York) -- The Buffalo News editorial board opined on May 17 that the Seneca Nation should not be “rewarded with sports betting” while “the Senecas...

5/23/2019

article Niagara Falls Police Fleet Falling Apart
(New York) -- From the snow and salt to the potholes, our cars in Western New York take a beating — and police cruisers are no exception. In fact, they usually...
article PRES. ARMSTRONG: Seneca Nation wants state to honor gaming compact
(New York) -- In a society of laws, rules and procedures matter and they apply to everyone, even the government. This includes the gaming compact signed by the Seneca...

5/15/2019

article No End in Sight to Seneca Gaming Stalemate for Niagara Falls Lawmakers
(New York) -- The chances of Niagara Falls and the two other Western New York host casino cities receiving any money from revenue-sharing payments in the near future...

5/11/2019

article Looking to Albany as casino cash stalemate continues
(New York) -- Falls Mayor Paul Dyster says the city budget's tribal account, sometimes called the casino cash line, has not be dwindling rapidly. But he also admits...

5/1/2019

article Niagara Falls to spend $50,000 on additional police patrols in shopping districts
(New York) -- Reacting to a recent rash of crime on Pine Avenue, the Niagara Falls City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to spend $50,000 to increase police patrols in that...

4/23/2019

article Police chief questions Niagara Falls crime stats amid call for 'saturation patrols'
(New York) -- A Niagara Falls councilman and the president of a business group held a news conference Tuesday to demand "saturation patrols" to combat crime,...

4/22/2019

article Seneca Nation of Indians seeking federal help in New York revenue-sharing row
(New York) -- The casino-operating Seneca Nation of Indians has reportedly asked the federal government via the United States Department of the Interior to intervene in...

4/19/2019

article Senecas ask Interior Department to review arbitration ruling
(New York) -- Citing the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the Seneca Nation is calling on the United States Department of the Interior to review a Compact amendment...

4/18/2019

article Seneca Nation Requests Federal Review of New York Gaming Compact Amendment
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation in upstate New York is requesting a federal review by the US Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding...
article Seneca Nation Seeks Justice via the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(New York) -- Seneca Nation of Indians is determined to complicate matters for all parties involved in the New York allocations dispute since it is discontent with the...
article Senecas ask Interior Department to review gaming compact with NYS
(New York) -- Casino revenue payments to localities remain on hold, as New York State and the Seneca Nation continue their dispute over the gaming compact that allowed...
article Senecas seek second opinion on ruling of casino profits
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians on Wednesday said it is asking the U.S. Department of the Interior to review a federal arbitration panel’s recent ruling...

4/17/2019

article Seneca Nation calls for federal review of Compact amendment
(New York) -- Just last week an arbitration panel ruled the Seneca Nation of Indians had to pay more than $255 million in casino revenue to cities the casinos are...
article Seneca seeks federal review of arbitration ruling favorable to New York State
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has announced that it is requesting the federal Department of Interior to review an arbitration panel’s recent ruling in...
article Senecas seek second opinion on revenue ruling
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has asked the U.S. Department of the Interior to take a closer look at a compact amendment that it believes might have a...
article Senecas to appeal ruling to give state $255M in casino profits
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians on Wednesday said it is asking the U.S. Department of the Interior to review a federal arbitration panel's recent ruling...
article Editorial: Senecas are bound by arbitration
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation was for binding arbitration before it was against it. The nation changed its position after an arbitration panel ruled for New York State...

4/16/2019

article Seneca Nation says casino arbitration ruling in NY violates federal law
(New York) -- Signaling that its dispute with New York State is not over, the Seneca Nation Friday said last week’s arbitration decision ordering the tribe to pay...

4/14/2019

article Arbitration panel says Senecas owe $225 million to New York state
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has been ordered to pay New York state $225.8 million in back casino revenue-sharing payments it has withheld over the past...
article Lingering questions remain on casino payments due WNY cities
(New York) -- Despite an arbitration panel's ruling this past week, that the Seneca Nation of Indians owes New York State one-quarter of a billion dollars in lapsed...

4/13/2019

article Seneca President says arbitration panel improperly amended Gaming Compact
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation says that an arbitration panel’s order that the Nation pay $225.5 million in held-back casino revenues to the state amounts to an...
article Seneca's lose arbitration ruling on casino revenue payments
(New York) -- An arbitration panel has ruled that the Seneca Nation must pay $266 million dollars from their casinos to New York State as part of the long disputed...

4/10/2019

article Seneca Nation ordered to pay $255 million to New York State
(New York) -- An arbitration panel Wednesday ordered the Seneca Nation to pay the state $255 million in lapsed casino revenue-sharing proceeds – though it remained...
article Senecas Unlikely to Resume Payments to City of Niagara Falls Voluntarily
(New York) -- If the Senecas continue to hold their cards on resuming their casino payments to the state which they stopped in 2017, the three host cities, including...

4/9/2019

article Cities wait on funding from Seneca Nation casino revenue
(New York) -- Cities that use revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casinos are playing a waiting game. In January an arbitration panel ruled that the Seneca Nation should not...

4/6/2019

article Patience urged for localities, schools banking on disputed casino revenue
(New York) -- Since arbitrators in January declared the Seneca Nation wrongly withheld $100 million in annual casino revenue sharing payments, some Western New York...
article Casino valet driver mistakenly gives car keys to a thief
(New York) -- A valet driver for the Seneca Niagara Casino mistakenly gave the keys to an elderly man's car to another person, who promptly drove off with the...

3/24/2019

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino renovations nearing completion
(New York) -- You can see the excitement in Patrick Bassney's face. As he strides through the collection of construction equipment and tradesmen at the entrance of...

3/10/2019

article Man arrested after decking elderly woman at casino
(New York) -- A city man was charged with misdemeanor assault Saturday night and accused of decking a woman who threw a drink in his face inside the Seneca Niagara...

3/4/2019

article Driver passed out in casino valet area charged with DWI
(New York) -- A Buffalo man found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle outside Seneca Niagara Casino on Sunday night was charged with driving while intoxicated,...

3/3/2019

article North Tonawanda man accused of trying to cash stolen check
(New York) -- A North Tonawanda man was arrested Saturday evening at the Seneca Niagara Casino, where police said he attempted to cash a check stolen from a local...

2/27/2019

article Still No Casino Cash as Politics Begin to Take Center Stage in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Still no word on when — or even if — casino money will begin flowing again to the state and the three host cities several weeks after the...

2/20/2019

article EDITORIAL: Gambling addiction services are a no-brainer for Niagara County
(New York) -- There seems to always be an awful lot of talk about the benefits afforded to communities like Niagara Falls and Niagara County for playing host to a casino...

1/26/2019

article Worker accused of stealing from Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- An employee of the Seneca Niagara Casino is accused of stealing $100 bills from her cash drawer at the Fourth Street facility and using some of the stolen...

1/21/2019

press release Seneca Gaming offering free buffets to all TSA & US Customs and Border Protection officers at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
(New York) -- “During the government shutdown so many families are being affected with no paycheck. Our U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and TSA...

1/20/2019

article Customs, TSA officers offered free buffet at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is offering free buffets to some local workers affected by the partial U.S. government shutdown. The casino is offering...

1/15/2019

article Even With Casino Cash, Tough Decisions Remain for Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Assuming the Seneca Nation pays the state approximately $200 million in back casino payments as a result of losing the gaming arbitration ruling, the City...
article Panel rules in favor of New York; Seneca must pay $200 million compact decision
(New York) -- On January 8, the Seneca Nation was dealt a decisive blow when it received a much-anticipated arbitration ruling regarding the casino compact dispute with...

1/12/2019

article Casino cash questions remain after ruling
(New York) -- Arbitrators who delivered the recent ruling on a state and Seneca Nation contract dispute are now assisting in the calculation of what is owed — if...

1/9/2019

article 'The Seneca people are angry' over arbitration ruling on casino revenues
(New York) -- New York State's long, contentious relationship with the Seneca Nation appears to have taken another negative turn. On Tuesday, an arbitration panel...
article Arbitration panel decides Seneca Nation should share casino revenue
(New York) -- An arbitration panel has sided with New York state in its efforts to add more than $100 million a year to state coffers from the combined revenue of three...
article City officials ready to move forward after Seneca's ordered to resume casino cash payments
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls is in line for a significant financial windfall now that arbitrators have ruled in favor of New York state in the nearly two-year...
article Salamanca officials look forward to casino revenue resuming
(New York) -- City of Salamanca officials were relieved to hear the news on Tuesday that an arbitrator has ruled that the Seneca Nation must resume casino revenue...
article Seneca Nation Told to Pay Millions as Arbitrators Side With New York in Compact Dispute
(New York) -- An arbitration panel charged with resolving the 20-month dispute between the Seneca Nation and the State of New York over revenue-share payments came down...
article Editorial: Senecas should immediately honor arbitrators’ ruling on casino payments
(New York) -- Setting aside, for the moment, the matter of New York’s incompetence, it’s good news for struggling communities in Western New York the Senecas...

1/8/2019

article Arbitration panel backs NYS over Seneca Nation in casino revenue dispute
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians will have to continue to provide slot revenue sharing payments to New York state and, in effect, the cities of Buffalo,...
article Arbitration panel: Seneca Nation wrong to halt $100M in annual casino payments
(New York) -- An arbitration panel named to settle a major financial dispute between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation has ruled that the tribe was wrong in...
article Compact arbitrators rule in favor of New York; Seneca Nation reacts
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has issued the following statement in response to the opinion issued by a three-person arbitration panel that the Nation’s slot...
article Panel rules Seneca Nation owes state casino payments
(New York) -- Millions of dollars in past due casino revenue payments may be on the way to Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca after an arbitration panel ruled against...
article Seneca Nation needs to pay taxes on New York casinos: ruling
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians in western New York cannot continue to withhold revenue to the state from its three popular casinos, an arbitration panel...
article Seneca Nation ordered to resume casino cash payments
(New York) -- After a nearly two-year contract dispute between New York and the Seneca Nation, arbiters decided the state is due its money. The binding ruling by the...
article Senecas must resume casino payments to state, arbitrators rule
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians must resume the $100 million-a-year casino revenue payments it has withheld from the state since early 2017, a three-person...
article Senecas must resume casino payments to state, arbitrators rule
(New York) -- The Oneida Nation released renderings Tuesday of future sports betting lounges in its multiple casinos across central New York. The Oneida Indian Nation...

1/6/2019

article Canadian gambler loses money at Niagara Falls casino – but not the usual way
(New York) -- An Ontario man told Niagara Falls Police that he lost $2,700 in Canadian currency while gambling at the Seneca Niagara Casino Saturday evening. The man...

1/2/2019

article EDITORIAL: Santa Has Departed Without Leaving Any Casino Cash
(New York) -- Santa has come and gone and he departed without leaving any bags of casino cash in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, or Salamanca, the three host casino cities...

12/28/2018

press release Seneca Casino ready to ring in new year
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino is getting ready to ring in the new year. The casino will be offering live entertainment at STIR beginning at 4 p.m. From 9 to 1...

12/25/2018

article Cuomo: It's 'very, very important' that Senecas restart casino payments
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo came to Buffalo on Friday bearing gifts for elementary students – but no reassurances for three cities waiting for casino...

12/14/2018

article At stake in Casino hearings: $110M in revenue for NF, Salamanca and Buffalo
(New York) -- A three-member arbitration panel held hearings in New York City Wednesday and Thursday over whether the Seneca Nation of Indians is required to make any...

12/12/2018

article Arbitration between Seneca Nation and New York State begins; casino dispute to be resolved
(New York) -- Arbitration hearings between New York State and the Seneca Nation of Indians over casino revenue payments began in New York City Wednesday morning. The two...

12/1/2018

article Man claims meth being manufactured inside casino hotel
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Police charged three people with drug possession early Saturday after a man claimed that methamphetamine was being manufactured and sold in a...

11/16/2018

article City Comptroller claims Buffalo's reserve money has been "squandered"
(New York) -- Buffalo's comptroller is issuing a bleak forecast of the city's financial picture, but the mayor is disputing it. Comptroller Mark Schroeder says...

11/13/2018

article Niagara Falls cancels plans to impose garbage user fee
(New York) -- Niagara Falls officials have decided against imposing a $168 annual fee on garbage customers. Instead, Mayor Paul A. Dyster and the City Council agreed...

11/9/2018

article Controversial garbage pickup fee proposal scrapped in Niagara Falls in favor of property tax hike
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster released a statement Friday afternoon, announcing the City Council had decided to eliminate a proposed "user fee...

11/6/2018

article COLUMN: Dyster Must Shoulder Most of Blame for Crisis
(New York) -- The fiscal crisis confronting the City of Niagara Falls has been in the making for years and Mayor Paul Dyster, who is now in his third term as the city...

11/2/2018

article Lockport woman wins $306,000 after hitting jackpot at Seneca Niagara slot machine
(New York) -- A Lockport woman hit the jackpot at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, according to a news release. Barbara K. won $306,029.45 on the Monopoly Hot Shot...
article Falls police say no charges filed in casino incident
(New York) -- Falls police say no criminal charges will be filed against the man who held them at bay in the Seneca Niagara Casino hotel on Monday morning. Police...
article No charges to stem from Niagara Falls casino hotel standoff
(New York) -- The man who triggered a police standoff at a Seneca Niagara Casino hotel room earlier this week will not face any criminal charges, Niagara Falls Police...

10/30/2018

article Man affiliated with Rochester Police Department involved in casino standoff
(New York) -- A suicidal man held Falls police at bay for two hours as he holed-up in a room in the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel on Monday morning.

10/29/2018

article Man barricades himself inside room at Falls casino
(New York) -- Niagara Falls police say they are continuing to investigate an incident at the Seneca Niagara Casino Monday morning. A 45-year-old Rochester man barricaded...
article SWAT team, Rochester police officer involved in standoff at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- A standoff ended peacefully after first responders went to the Seneca Niagara Casino on Monday morning. The incident happened sometime around 7 a.m. A SWAT...

10/23/2018

article Touma Hoping Garbage User Fee Will Help City Deal With Casino Crisis
(New York) -- Time is growing short for Niagara Falls elected officials to plug a nearly $14 million hole in next year’s budget, primarily the result of the loss...
article Women try stealing slot machine cash in Buffalo casino bathroom
(New York) -- Two women took a cash box from a slot machine into a restroom at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino early Sunday and tried to break it open, according to a...

10/20/2018

article Local municipalities grapple with possible loss of casino revenue in budgets
(New York) -- With three new towns opting into its Partnership for Prosperity Program, Oneida County is eliminating money previously appropriated to four Western Oneida...
article Agency hikes bond rating for Falls school district
(New York) -- Standard and Poor's has raised ratings on its general obligation debt and certificates of participation for the Niagara Falls City School District. The...

10/19/2018

article Smith says governor gave assurances on casino revenue
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office contacted Salamanca Mayor Michael “Smitty” Smith in September to ask how much Seneca casino money the city had...

10/15/2018

article State cash infusion eases fiscal strain on Niagara Falls [sub req]
(New York) -- A one-time payment to Niagara Falls from New York State to offset disputed casino revenue-sharing losses helps the cash-strapped city in the short run,...

10/8/2018

article Editorial: State should make casino cities whole
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo may have offered Niagara Falls a much-needed lifeline by promising in advance of $12.3 million on unpaid Seneca Niagara Casino revenue...

10/6/2018

article Bond rating agency says $12.3M from state doesn't solve longterm issues.
(New York) -- A major bond rating agency took notice of the state's $12.3 million promise to the City of Niagara Falls calling it a "credit positive for the...

10/5/2018

article EDITORIAL: State funds won't help Niagara Falls longterm
(New York) -- It’s a good thing the State of New York came to the aid of the City of Niagara Falls this year. Without the added $12.3 million, the city was looking...
article State bailout for Niagara Falls encourages Wall Street credit rating firm
(New York) -- Moody's Investors Service, a Wall Street credit rating firm, said Friday that the state's offer to make up Niagara Falls' lost casino revenue...

10/3/2018

article Niagara County Lawmakers Ask for Advance of County’s Casino Revenue
(New York) -- In light of the recent announcement that New York State will be advancing casino revenues to the City of Niagara Falls, leaders of the County of Niagara...

9/30/2018

article After Niagara Falls bailout, other entities that lost casino cash want state aid
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's announcement that the City of Niagara Falls would receive a $12.3 million advance on unpaid Seneca Niagara Casino revenue was...

9/26/2018

article Firefighters rescue window washers from side of casino
(New York) -- An East Bloomfield man was left dangling last week from the side of the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino after a cable snapped while he was cleaning...

9/24/2018

article Niagara Falls eyes new $198 garbage fee to replace lost Seneca casino revenue
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls is in a financial bind because of the loss of more than $13 million a year in Seneca Niagara Casino revenue, but its plan to...

9/19/2018

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

9/12/2018

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

9/11/2018

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

9/9/2018

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

9/6/2018

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

9/4/2018

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

8/29/2018

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

8/27/2018

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

8/11/2018

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

8/4/2018

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

7/30/2018

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

7/19/2018

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

7/18/2018

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

7/10/2018

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

7/8/2018

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

7/7/2018

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

7/5/2018

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

7/2/2018

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

6/24/2018

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

6/22/2018

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

6/15/2018

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

6/13/2018

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

6/11/2018

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

6/5/2018

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

6/3/2018

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

5/22/2018

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

5/18/2018

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

5/17/2018

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

5/9/2018

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

5/1/2018

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

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