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The woman behind the slots at Seneca Gaming

Holly Gagnon is one of the few female CEOs in the gaming industry, but the third at Seneca Gaming Corporation. June marks her second anniversary leading four entertainment facilities in Western New York, which boast some 15 million guests per year served by more than 3,600 employees. June also is expected to reveal the completion of a $40 million renovation project that Gagnon said will "change the entire gateway" to Niagara Falls. WBFO's Marian Hetherly sat down with her to talk games of chance.

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7/16/2019

article Investigation leads to two arrests on the Seneca Allegany Indian Reservation
(New York) -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Monday that as part of an enforcement operation focused on and around the Seneca Allegany Indian Reservation...
article Two arrests made on Seneca Allegany Indian Reservation following narcotics conspiracy investigation
(New York) -- Two people are facing narcotics conspiracy charges in two separate cases following an investigation on the Seneca Allegany Indian Reservation. Brandon...

7/15/2019

article 2 charged with drug distribution on Seneca Indian reservation
(New York) -- An investigation involving drug distribution on and around the Seneca Allegany Indian reservation has netted charges against two men in two separate...

7/9/2019

article Finding a Native American dentist is rare; UB dental program aims to change that
(New York) -- Nearly 10,500 students applied to attend dental school in the U.S. this fall. Just 16 of those students are Native American, according to the American...

6/20/2019

article Seneca Casinos gear up for sports betting legalization in New York
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians said Monday it is preparing to bring sports betting to its casinos, although the timeline isn’t clear yet. After the U.S...

6/18/2019

article Seneca Nation Health System experiencing computer failure
(New York) -- A computer system failure at Seneca Nation Health System (SNHS) is causing issues Tuesday morning. The organization shared a message, saying employees...

6/7/2019

article Seneca Museum to host Heritage Day Saturday
(New York) -- The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum welcomes the public to its third annual Heritage Day this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

6/6/2019

article The woman behind the slots at Seneca Gaming
(New York) -- Holly Gagnon is one of the few female CEOs in the gaming industry, but the third at Seneca Gaming Corporation. June marks her second anniversary leading...

6/4/2019

article Seneca students will be allowed to wear traditional stoles during Ellicottville graduation
(New York) -- After a week of administrative meetings, student involvement and social media upheaval, the Ellicottville Central School District overturned a decades-old...

5/27/2019

article Seneca students will be allowed to wear traditional stoles during Ellicottville graduation
(New York) -- After a week of administrative meetings, student involvement and social media upheaval, the Ellicottville Central School District overturned a decades-old...

5/17/2019

article Seneca Nation President speaks out
(New York) -- There are a lot of timely topics on the mind of the President of the Seneca Nation of Indians and our Dave McKinley had a chance to speak with Rickey L....
article THE BUFFALO NEWS: Don't reward Senecas with sports betting
(New York) -- One money-grab at a time. Before New York State allows in-person sports betting that could further enrich the Seneca Nation of Indians, it should require...

5/11/2019

article Seneca Allegany Casino celebrates 15 years in Salamanca
(New York) -- Millions of visitors, thousands of winners and hundreds of events later, the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino is still going strong 15 years after first...

5/4/2019

article Buffalo man sentenced to prison for Salamanca casino hotel fentanyl bust
(New York) -- A Buffalo man caught with a large amount of fentanyl in his vehicle and a Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino hotel room almost two years ago will serve...

4/29/2019

article Senecas seek voice in National Fuel pipeline case
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians wants to make sure its concerns are heard by federal regulators who will decide whether National Fuel can build a 97-mile...

4/27/2019

article Seneca Nation seeks federal review after losing $256 million arbitration ruling
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is asking the federal government to review its Class III gaming compact after losing an arbitration ruling that forces the tribe to...

4/21/2019

article ICYMI: 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...

4/15/2019

article Senecas Lose Arbitration Ruling On Casino Revenue Payments
(New York) -- An arbitration panel has ruled that the Seneca Nation must pay $266 million from their casinos to New York State as part of the long disputed Gaming...

4/12/2019

article Seneca Nation: Casino arbitration ruling violates federal law
(New York) -- Signaling that its dispute with New York State is not over, the Seneca Nation Friday said this week’s arbitration decision ordering the tribe to pay...
article Senecas ordered to pay $255 million in casino money
(New York) -- An arbitration panel, which previously ruled the Seneca nation has to pay up on lapsed casino payments to the state, has determined the amount to be more...
article Senecas ordered to pay $255 million in casino money
(New York) -- An arbitration panel, which previously ruled the Seneca nation has to pay up on lapsed casino payments to the state, has determined the amount to be more...

4/11/2019

article Seneca Nation Could Complicate Matters for Casino Host Communities
(New York) -- This Wednesday brought the highly anticipated order coming from an arbitration panel in New York. The Seneca Nation of Indians would have to pay some US$...

3/31/2019

article Three-century whodunnit: Gifted, burned, stolen and mailed. Cornplanter’s Pipe comes home
(New York) -- Chief Cornplanter’s Pipe was a gift from President George Washington in 1792, symbolizing peace and friendship between the venerated Seneca Nation...
article With casino money due, city politicians betting it may be time for raises
(New York) -- City officials had been saying for months that this will be a tough budget season. But that hasn't stopped them from appointing a citizen commission to...

3/27/2019

article How to Successfully Complete a Multiphase Casino Surveillance Project
(New York) -- They say that when it comes to gambling, the house always wins. Casinos can afford to spend on lavish décor and high-tech amenities to attract tourists and...

3/18/2019

article Seneca Nation celebrates return of Cornplanter pipe tomahawk
(New York) -- For the first time in more than 150 years, an important relic from the Seneca Nation’s history — and in the history of U.S. Native American...

3/14/2019

article Cornplanter Peace Pipe-Tomahawk Returns To Seneca Nation
(New York) -- Few items in American history symbolize the troubled relationship between Native Americans and the United States more than Seneca Chief Cornplanter’s...

3/10/2019

article Arbitration panel ruling favors counties in state-Seneca dispute
(New York) -- An arbitration panel has ruled that the Seneca Nation should not have stopped making annual casino-revenue-sharing payments to the state of New York per...

3/9/2019

article Rodney Carrington to bring hilarious comedy to casino
(New York) -- Laugh the night away with standup comedian, actor and musician Rodney Carrington as he performs at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Saturday, March 9 at 7...

2/24/2019

article Seneca Nation media director discusses impact of indigenous media
(New York) -- The Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity welcomed Jason Corwin, executive director of the Seneca Media and Communications Center, to Ithaca...

1/29/2019

article Seneca Nation weighs sports betting for its Western New York casinos
(New York) -- Seneca Nation officials are looking at the possibility of bringing sports wagering to the tribe’s three casinos in Western New York, but are not yet...

1/18/2019

article Ruling against Seneca Nation a credit positive for Niagara Falls
(New York) -- An arbitration decision against the Seneca Nation of Indians for terminating a New York State revenue-sharing agreement provides an important infusion to...

1/10/2019

article New York arbitration panel rules against the Seneca Nation of Indians
(New York) -- In New York, a three-member arbitration panel has reportedly ruled by a two-to-one margin that the casino-operating Seneca Nation of Indians must resume...
article Seneca Nation to Resume Slots Revenue Payments in NY
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has lost casino arbitration fight with the state of New York. As reported by the three-member arbitration panel, which voted 2...
article Senecas lose arbitration with state over casino revenue sharing
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation lost an arbitration hearing with New York state over sharing of slot machine revenue, officials announced Tuesday.

12/27/2018

article Armstrong draws on prior experience as Seneca president in setting goals
(New York) -- Seneca Nation President Rickey Armstrong Sr. is drawing on his previous experience as president and a tribal councilor for four years in setting goals he...

12/23/2018

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...

12/21/2018

article Governor Cautions Municipalities Not To Count On Seneca Casino Money For Budgets
(New York) -- A dispute over casino revenue sharing between New York State and the Seneca Nation of Indians is now in the hands of an arbitration panel. Earlier this...

12/13/2018

article Seneca Nation and New York State Begin High-Stakes Arbitration Process to Resolve Rev-Share Spat
(New York) -- Long-awaited arbitration hearings between the Seneca Nation and the State of New York got underway on Tuesday in an effort to end a 20-month standoff over...

12/11/2018

article 5 injured in 2-vehicle crash on Seneca Indian reservation
(New York) -- Authorities say five people have been taken to a hospital after their vehicles collided on a road in a Seneca Nation of Indians territory in Erie County.

11/1/2018

article Seneca Nation Casino Dispute Means Financial Woes for Salamanca and Niagara Falls
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State are once again at odds over casino revenue payments. The Nation halted payments in 2017 contending it was...

10/30/2018

article Seneca Nation receives near $1M grant from HUD
(New York) -- On Monday afternoon, representatives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) presented a grant of $996,441 to the Seneca Nation of...

10/25/2018

article Seneca Nation opens new cultural center
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians was once the largest of the Iroquois member nations. Settling in current day New York state and Southern Ontario, the Seneca...

10/12/2018

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...

10/3/2018

article New Seneca-Iroquois National Museum Opens In WNY
(New York) -- The long and rich history of the Seneca nation of Indians is on display at a new 33,000-square-foot, $14 million museum and cultural center in western New...

9/19/2018

article Seneca Party to select candidates at Friday caucus
(New York) -- The Seneca Party will hold its party caucus Friday to select candidates for the upcoming Seneca Nation elections. Seneca Party members can vote in the...

9/8/2018

article Gaming Commission regulations will force NY casinos to miss NFL season
(New York) -- Sports bettors in New York have to go to Jersey if they want to bet football this season. New York voters in 2013 approved full-scale casino gambling for...

8/3/2018

article New Seneca Nation culture center opens Aug. 4
(New York) -- fter nearly three years since its official groundbreaking ceremony, the Seneca Nation of Indians’ Deyonohgë:dë Cultural Center is set to open today...

7/25/2018

article New Seneca-Iroquois National Museum opens
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians (Onon:dowa’ga:’) announce the opening of the new Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. The 33,000 square-foot facility...

7/8/2018

article Rough rides on Thruway persist as state, Senecas tussle
(New York) -- Twenty miles west of the Lackawanna toll barrier, loose items in the car start to shake. Failed patches of tar flake into wheel wells. A dull roar fills...
article State & Union: Cornplanter the principal Seneca leader after Revolution
(New York) -- In Friday’s State & Union, we related how a pipe tomahawk, a gift from President George Washington to the Seneca leader Cornplanter in 1792, had...

6/20/2018

article State Legislature targets code-violating landlords in Buffalo
(New York) -- State lawmakers Wednesday night approved a measure to go after landlords who fail to maintain their residential rental buildings in Buffalo.

5/12/2018

article Allegany Man Wins Big Jackpot At Seneca Allegany Casino
(New York) -- What would you do with $450,000 extra dollars? That's what Richard B. now has to decide. He won a huge jackpot this week at the Seneca Allegany Casino...

5/11/2018

article Allegany man wins $450K jackpot at Seneca Casino
(New York) -- An Allegany man is thousands of dollars richer today after hitting the jackpot at the Seneca Allegany Casino.

5/4/2018

article Seneca Casino to undergo $40 million in renovations
(New York) -- Work will begin shortly on a $40 million beautification and renovation project at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Plans revealed at a Friday media conference...

4/30/2018

article Seneca Indian Nation Renews Fight With N.Y. Over Thruway
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation renewed its fight with New York state over its construction of the Thruway across reservation land more than 60 years ago. A...

4/27/2018

article $40 million renovation and beautification project announced at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corporation are announcing the launch of a project they say will help leave a better first impression on...
article Seneca president says Nation would pay for two city cops to patrol Falls casino
(New York) -- An agreement is near for the Seneca Nation of Indians to pay for two Niagara Falls police officers to patrol its Falls casino full-time. "We have an...

4/26/2018

article Seneca man's tax fight with NY goes to state's highest court
(New York) -- A prominent Buffalo attorney is at the center of a case before the state’s highest court, the outcome of which could determine once and for all if...

4/17/2018

article Saga of the off off-ramp
(New York) -- Eric White, the owner of the Big Indian Smoke Shop on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in upstate New York wanted to make it easier for customers to get...

4/14/2018

article With no Seneca casino payment in sight, Niagara Falls scales back plans
(New York) -- As a stalemate continues in a casino compact dispute between New York State and the Seneca Nation, local municipalities that depend on casino cash are...
article Seneca Nation Renews Fight With New York Over Thruway
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation on Thursday renewed its fight with New York state over its construction of the Thruway across reservation land more than 60 years...

4/13/2018

article Seneca Nation Renews Fight With New York Over Thruway
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation on Thursday renewed its fight with New York state over its construction of the Thruway across reservation land more than 60 years...
article Seneca Nation sues over Thruway access
(New York) -- Embroiled in a dispute over casino revenue and cigarette taxes, the Seneca Nation of Indians is adding another item to their list of grievances against New...

4/12/2018

article Seneca Nation sues over Thruway access
(New York) -- Embroiled in a dispute over casino revenue and cigarette taxes, the Seneca Nation of Indians is adding another item to their list of grievances against New...
article Seneca Nation sues N.Y., says Thruway illegally built on its territory
(New York) -- Lawyers for the Seneca Nation of Indians sued New York State on Thursday, charging that the state broke federal laws more than 60 years ago when it built a...

4/10/2018

article A Guy Might Be Building His Own Ramp Off The New York State Thruway
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has long had a contentious relationship with the state of New York over a tiny stretch of the New York State Thruway south of Buffalo,...

4/7/2018

article Epiphany sends another letter to Seneca Nation
(New York) -- The company looking to build a controversial hydraulic fracturing wastewater treatment plant in Potter County sent another letter to the Seneca Nation of...

4/2/2018

article Niagara Falls officials want a new plan if casino money ever comes back
(New York) -- If the flow of casino money to the City of Niagara Falls resumes, city officials plan to spend less of it on day-to-day operations. A policy regulating how...
article BLOG: New York should not be bailing out failing casinos
(New York) -- We’ve seen the writing on the wall for months now. Barely a year after it opened with high expectations and much fanfare, del Lago Resort and Casino...
article NY Casinos Ask For Bailout, But Cuomo Says No Way
(New York) -- Upstate New York’s four new commercial casinos aren’t making as much money as they thought they would. Now, two of the four are reportedly...

3/29/2018

article Gaming expert on del Lago casino's money woes: 'They made a mistake'
(New York) -- If the 13-month-old del Lago Resort & Casino can't make enough money to stay afloat, a national gaming expert says, there's a solution for that...
article Griffo, Picente Concerned Over del Lago Casino's Financial Struggles
(New York) -- Critics said del Lago won a state bid in 2014 for the Tyre, Seneca County, casino based on what now appear to have been rosy projections. "Since its...
article Seneca Nation of Indians rejects del Lago complaints
(New York) -- A spokesman for the Seneca Nation of Indians has rejected a claim by del Lago Resort & Casino that the casinos operated by the Senecas have created a...

3/28/2018

article Andreatta: No bailout for del Lago casino
(New York) -- For people with a gambling problem, the first three steps to recovery are to admit they need help, believe a higher power can right them, and place their...
article Cash-Strapped del Lago Casino Seeks Financial Help from Capitol
(New York) -- Cash-strapped del Lago Resort & Casino in Finger Lakes, New York is seeking a tax cut from state lawmakers after missing its first-year gaming revenue...
article Cuomo: No bailout for troubled del Lago casino
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has championed the recent increase of gambling casinos in Upstate New York, today rejected the notion that the state might offer...
article Local, state officials object to possible del Lago bailout
(New York) -- Local and state officials are against giving bail-out funds to del Lago Casino & Resort in Seneca County after reports show that the new facility is...
article No state aid for struggling Finger Lakes casino, Gov. Cuomo says
(New York) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday rejected the idea of the state giving financial assistance to the struggling Del Lago casino in the Finger Lakes...

3/27/2018

article Casino operator lashes out at Seneca Nation
(New York) -- The owner of a new casino in the Finger Lakes is blaming the Seneca Nation of Indians for its failure to meet revenue projections. The claim -- by del Lago...
article Citing 'competitive disadvantage,' del Lago Resort & Casino seeks state help
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County is seeking the state's help as it faces an uncertain financial future and what a spokesman described as a...
article Del Lago casino, struggling with revenue, seeks state bailout
(New York) -- The del Lago casino in the Finger Lakes is seeking a better tax deal from the state to address its struggling revenue — slightly over a year since it...
article Del Lago seeking state bailout after revenue shortages
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort and Casino in the northern Finger Lakes is looking to state legislators in Albany to use taxpayer money to bail out the casino after first-...
article Financially troubled del Lago Casino may seek state bailout: Report
(New York) -- The 13-month-old del Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes, which is struggling to earn the money it forecast, now may look to New York taxpayers...
article Griffo sends letter to Cuomo following reports del Lago casino faces revenue struggles, seeks bailout
(New York) -- Following reports that the del Lago Casino & Resort in Seneca County is struggling with revenue and is seeking a bailout from the state, Sen. Joseph...

3/23/2018

article Seneca Nation ready for Pennsy Trail project construction in Salamanca
(New York) -- Construction on the old Pennsy Trail to make a more walkable city is expected to begin this summer, as will a new project for the west entrance into...

3/20/2018

article Seneca Nation opposing wastewater discharges in river
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians is speaking out against a proposal for a wastewater treatment project on the Allegheny River. The president of the western New...

2/24/2018

article Senecas Ramp Up Opposition to Pegula Fracking Proposal
(New York) -- There’s an old expression that comes close to describing billionaire Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula’s business philosophy, and that is,...

2/22/2018

article Seneca Nation Dispute: Niagara County Urges New York State Legislature to Resolve Compact Discord
(New York) -- The ongoing gaming compact dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians has become problematic, and Niagara County officials are calling on the New York...

2/20/2018

article Snocross deemed success by casino organizers
(New York) -- After another year of snowmobile racing at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Hotel, the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series proved to be another successful...

2/6/2018

article Snocross event returns to east lot of Seneca Allegany Casino
(New York) -- For the first time since its inaugural event, the AMSOIL Championship Snocross snowmobile event at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Hotel will take place in...

12/13/2017

article Seminole tribe suing state over internet cafes
(Florida) -- The Seminole Indian tribe is now trying to do what city and state officials have not been able to do for years -- shut down internet cafes. The tribe has...

10/30/2017

article KANE: Gov. Cuomo divorced from reality, refuses to accept that State’s theft of Niagara Falls casino funds has ended
(New York) -- Once again the Western New York media insists on promoting the Governor’s narrative on the now expired revenue sharing agreement. And in doing so...

10/27/2017

article Senecas: Thruway unwilling to discuss repairs
(New York) -- Several Two on Your Side viewers have asked us to look into a section of the NYS Thruway which is noticeably different in appearance from what one...

10/26/2017

article GLYNN: Seneca Nation insists it has kept up agreement
(New York) -- Seneca Nation President Todd Gates has attempted to clear the air in the ongoing dispute over its gaming compact with New York State. In response to the...

9/22/2017

article Senecas push for a local hearing
(New York) -- In a response to an arbitration demand, which rejects New York’s assertions of a contract breach, the Seneca Nation of Indians also questioned the...

9/21/2017

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

9/15/2017

article Seneca Nation and New York State to Enter Arbitration over Casino Revenue Dispute
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians agreed to enter arbitration with the state of New York in an attempt to solve a prolonged dispute on whether the tribe’s three...
article Senecas 'ready for arbitration' over dispute with state over casino profits
(New York) -- The leader of the Seneca Nation says he is ready to go to arbitration over the nation's dispute with New York State on sharing casino profits. The Nation...
article Senecas, state both ready for arbitration
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation had two weeks to respond to a state demand for arbitration in relation to a financial dispute involving three of its Western New York...

9/9/2017

article State files for arbitration in casino revenue dispute
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is resorting to binding arbitration in the state's ongoing dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians over the sharing of casino...

8/25/2017

article Cuomo Threatens To Yank Seneca Nation’s NY Casino Exclusivity
(New York) -- Imagine the New York State Thruway looking like some twisted and sprawled out, modern-day version of the Las Vegas Strip. The idea is pretty far-fetched....
article Is there a way to stop war of words between Cuomo and Seneca president?
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Todd Gates privately pledged five months ago to meet to solve a new dispute over tribal casino payments....
article Senecas' fight with NY imperils county aid
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians' refusal to pay the state a portion of its revenue from three western New York casinos could be a hit to the finances of...

8/24/2017

article New York Governor ups the ante in a Seneca Nation casino dispute
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation Indians and the state of New York have been in a dispute over casino payments for some time now. The tribe is refusing to pay what they...
article Seneca, Politicians Slam New York Governor’s Plan For Commercial Casino (sub req)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians and a Niagara Falls city councilman both oppose New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to consider allowing a...

8/13/2017

article Salamanca mayor on casino revenues: ‘When they work it out, they’ll tell me’
(New York) -- Salamanca Mayor Michael “Smitty” Smith can’t even go on vacation without a reporter tracking him down to get his reaction to the latest...

8/10/2017

article Municipalities upstate feel the pinch as Senecas end casino payments
(New York) -- Counties across nearly one-third of upstate as well as cities and school districts from Niagara Falls to Salamanca are financial losers in the battle...
article New York and Senecas, far from revenue agreement
(New York) -- The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, and the President of Seneca Nation Todd Gates were supposed to meet on Tuesday to discuss casino revenue in the...

8/9/2017

article Seneca president to meet with governor over casino revenue
(New York) -- Seneca President Todd Gates said he expects to meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo later this month on the issue of casino payments. The two leaders had...

8/8/2017

article Seneca president: Meeting with Cuomo proven difficult
(New York) -- For nearly two weeks, since the governor canceled a meeting with the Seneca Nation, the two sides said they've been attempting to reschedule. "He...

8/7/2017

article Treaties May Absolve Tribal Member Of Taxes, Judge Rules [sub req]
(New York) -- A New York federal judge handed the IRS its second defeat in a lawsuit from a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians when he ruled that two treaties could...

7/25/2017

article Seneca Nation, Lake Shore and Evans to fund school resource officer
(New York) -- Lake Shore Central School District will continue to have a school resource officer for the next three years, thanks to a collaboration between the Seneca...

7/20/2017

article The Seneca Nation Gambled on the Future, and Won
(New York) -- In 2002, at a time when New York State and its local communities were facing financial uncertainty, the many powers that be looked for relief wherever they...

7/12/2017

article In casino dispute, Salamanca is in limbo
(New York) -- The cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca form an odd partnership. They are not very much alike. Buffalo, by far the largest of the bunch, anchors...

7/8/2017

article Senecas and Cuomo to meet over casino payments
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's hoping to avoid litigation with the Seneca Nation of Indians over casino payments. He insists the contract between the...

7/4/2017

article State, Senecas still not talking as key date passes
(New York) -- Saturday has come and gone – and with it the first official date in the Seneca Nation’s slot revenue payment schedule, a contractual obligation...

7/1/2017

article State Awards Niagara Falls $3 Million to Bolster Area Around Casino
(New York) -- New York State is sending $3 million to Niagara Falls, specifically the one-to-two mile radius around the Seneca Niagara Casino. Officials are calling that...

6/23/2017

article County approves casino cash expenditures
(New York) -- Legislators appear poised to continue to spend the county's fund of casino cash until its gone. The legislature voted June 20 to support giving casino...
article EDITORIAL: No excuse for lack of casino cash talks
(New York) -- Where does the city of Niagara Falls stand in terms of its casino negotiations with the Seneca Nation of Indians? It’s a question many people have...

6/20/2017

article Seneca Nation's halted casino payments: No progress, no money to state, local government
(New York) -- It's been three months since the Seneca Nation of Indians announced it would halt the payments from gaming revenues that it makes to New York state and...

6/3/2017

article Seneca Gaming Corp. has named Holly Gagnon as new president and CEO
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. has named Holly Gagnon, a 20-year veteran in the gambling industry, as its new president and CEO. She starts her job later in June.

6/1/2017

article Seneca Gaming Corp. names new CEO
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. has named Holly Gagnon, who has more than 20 years' experience in the gambling industry, as its new president and CEO. She will...

5/29/2017

article State in talks with Seneca Nation to repave Thruway
(New York) -- Rollercoasters are more fun than this. Motorists traveling in either direction on the New York State Thruway between exits 58 (Silver Creek-Irving) and 57A...

5/28/2017

article State in talks with Seneca Nation to repave Thruway
(New York) -- Rollercoasters are more fun than this. Motorists traveling in either direction on the New York State Thruway between exits 58 (Silver Creek-Irving) and 57A...

5/27/2017

article County manager: Casino payments will likely cease
(New York) -- The county’s fund of casino cash, used for tax relief and community development, may soon begin drying up. Niagara County Manager Rick Updegrove said...

5/26/2017

article Seneca Nation officials talk with Salamanca council
(New York) -- Maurice A. John Sr., treasurer of the Seneca Nation of Indians, and Nation council members on Wednesday night discussed with Salamanca community members...

5/6/2017

article Sides off to slow start in talks to resolve new Seneca casino money fight
(New York) -- Two months after the Seneca Nation surprised state officials by declaring an end to the tribe’s casino revenue sharing payments to Albany and local...

5/2/2017

article KANE: NYS Ignores Senecas and Budgets In Gaming Revenue
(New York) -- First, let’s put the simple facts out there: in all of the legalese, questions of fairness, who is regulating who, what is permitted and what is...

4/27/2017

article National Indian Gaming group supports Senecas on compact
(New York) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) recently passed a resolution supporting the Seneca Nation as the nation completes its 14-year commitment to...

4/16/2017

article STEVENS: The Seneca Nation Casinos: Working for the Nation and Its Neighbors
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation casinos are a proven success story for the Nation, the state, local citizens, and charities. Revenues generated from the Nation’s...

4/8/2017

article LETTER: Tear down the walls to build better relationship with Senecas
(New York) -- The announcement came in mid-March that the Seneca Nation of Indian’s compact agreement to pay New York state would end with the last payment at the...

4/7/2017

article Looming casino revenue loss could hit Niagara Falls hard
(New York) -- “If we spend it now and it’s not there and this thing lasts for quite some time it can cause a lot of problems,” said Andrew Touma,...
article Termination of revenue-sharing deal for tribal casino a credit negative for Niagara Falls
(New York) -- The termination of a casino revenue-sharing agreement between the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State along with three host municipalities is a...

4/5/2017

article Seneca Nation’s Halt To Revenue Sharing Raises Questions [sub req]
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s recent decision to stop making $115 million in annual revenue-sharing payments to New York state came as a shock to many...

4/3/2017

article Opinion: Team Cuomo’s latest casino fiasco
(New York) -- From the time of the Dutch purchase of Manhattan, Native Americans have gotten one raw deal after another. So imagine the delight of the Seneca Nation of...

3/30/2017

article Seneca Nation to Stop Gambling Tax Payments to New York State
(New York) -- As has been written here many times in the past (as opposed to the future?), a group of hard-line Native American tribes have been one of the major reasons...

3/29/2017

article KANE: Times Up! Money for Nothing Ends for NYS from the Senecas
(New York) -- As the sun set on 2016, the world trembled in anticipation of what the Trump era of U.S. national politics would bring. Meanwhile at the New York State...
article Women’s history: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Seneca Women
(New York) -- Women’s history month would not be complete without an article about Elizabeth Cady Stanton. You might be surprised to learn that this most famous...

3/28/2017

article Salamanca confident in casino funding
(New York) -- In an attempt to soothe troubled waters, Salamanca Mayor Michael Smith said that nothing has changed regarding the slots revenue that they usually get from...
press release Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino: Gambling, restaurants, hotel and entertainment
(New York) -- TripAdvisor recommends seven things to do in Salamanca, a small town that rests on the Allegany Indian Reservation. On that list, Seneca Allegany Resort...

3/27/2017

article Leaders in Niagara Falls urge arbitration to resolve Seneca casino payment dispute
(New York) -- Leaders in the City of Niagara Falls are not pressing the panic button following last week's announcement that the Seneca Nation of Indians would cease...
article Salamanca mayor says "Nothing has changed," Casino funding to continue
(New York) -- “Nothing has changed,” Salamanca Mayor Michael Smith said March 24. Smith was referring to the Seneca Nation’s March 22 announcement that...
article Senecas Halt Payments to New York
(New York) -- The gravy train is over for New York state, says Todd Gates, the recently elected president of the Seneca Nation. For the past 14 years, the tribe has paid...

3/25/2017

article John Kane: Seneca Nation money train coming to an end in New York
(New York) -- With terms of a Class III gaming compact expiring soon, radio show host John Karhiio Kane (Mohawk) wonders whether the state of New York will continue to...
article OP/ED: Seneca Gaming Compact: Money for Nothing Ends for New York
(New York) -- As the sun set on 2016, the world trembled in anticipation of what the Trump era of U.S. national politics would bring. Meanwhile at the New York State...

3/24/2017

article Did the Seneca Nation just outmaneuver Albany?
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s decision this week to stop paying the state more than $100 million a year in casino revenue sharing caught leaders in Albany completely...
article Does New York Now Need Online Poker? Tribe To Stop $110M Payments After New Casino Openings
(New York) -- Could the state of New York be poised for internet poker? New York lawmakers several years ago approved a plan to allow four new Las Vegas-style commercial...

3/23/2017

article Seneca Nation ending $110 million casino payments to state
(New York) -- A decision by the Seneca Nation of Indians to end all of the casino payments the tribe makes to the state government will stop a $110 million revenue flow...
article Seneca Nation president: 'Our obligation to the state ended'
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians is looking to make financial agreements directly with the three cities that host its casinos, President Todd Gates said...
article Seneca Nation to halt gambling casino payments to New York state
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is ending its payments of more than $110 million a year to the state, but plans to renegotiate financial deals with the three communities...

3/22/2017

article Casino cash payments in question as Senecas take stand
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians believes it has fulfilled its financial obligations under the Gaming Compact with New York state and, as a result, no longer...
article Seneca Nation to make final state payment for casinos
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation says their next payment to the state for casino operations will be their last. The Seneca Nation has paid the state more then $1.4...
article Seneca Nation to stop $110 million casino payments to state
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians is ending all casino payments to the state government effective next week, setting up a confrontation with Gov. Andrew Cuomo....
article Senecas to stop sharing slots revenue with New York on April 1
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has decided to stop sharing its casino revenue with the state of New York, effectively picking the scab off an old tribal-...

3/10/2017

article Seneca Buffalo Creek reveals new renovations
(New York) -- The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is showing off some new renovations that have been in the works for the past few years. A new gaming floor and restaurant...

2/28/2017

article Three elderly are ‘grandfathered’ in Seneca housing
(New York) -- Three non-Native residents facing eviction from the Seneca Nation Housing Authority’s Salamanca elderly housing complex will not have to leave after...

2/26/2017

article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino Expansion Readies to Open
(New York) -- It won’t be long until the $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino opens for business. The exterior of the addition looks pretty...

2/21/2017

press release Seneca Resorts & Casinos launches new 'Social Club by Seneca'
(New York) -- Seneca Resorts & Casinos is rolling out its brand-new rewards program on Wednesday. Social Club by Seneca will replace the existing Players Club...

2/14/2017

article Non-Natives facing eviction from Seneca Housing over HUD rule
(New York) -- Ten non-Native American residents of the Seneca Nation Housing Authority’s Elderly Complex at 44 Seneca St. have been given until the end of May to...

2/9/2017

article Snocross races deemed success by series director
(New York) -- Unpredictable weather had been the main story for most of the winter, but it was the last thing on the minds of racer, organizers and attendees at last...

2/2/2017

article Snocross racers to make fifth stop at Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino
(New York) -- The professional and amateur snowmobile races at the Seneca Allegany Casino & Resort have drawn crowds in the thousands every year, making the annual...

1/27/2017

article Treaty May Let Seneca Member Litigate Tax Refund Claim
(New York) -- The IRS failed in its bid to throw out a lawsuit from a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians trying to recover thousands of dollars in taxes and...

1/3/2017

article Senecas may build new project in downtown Buffalo
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians may be planning a large mixed-use project in downtown Buffalo, on non-tribal land adjacent to a casino, that could include...

12/28/2016

article Seneca leaders ban six people from territory
(New York) -- Leaders from the Seneca Nation have voted to ban six individuals from sovereign territory for suspected drug dealing. Members of the Seneca Nation Council...

12/27/2016

article Seneca Nation banishes six
(New York) -- Six individuals suspected in connection with recent drug activity have been banished from the Seneca Nation. The Seneca Nation took a strong stance against...
article Seneca Nation bans six people for suspected drug dealing
(New York) -- Leaders from the Seneca Nation have voted to ban six individuals from sovereign territory for suspected drug dealing. Members of the Seneca Nation Council...

12/26/2016

article Senecas banish six for suspected drug dealing
(New York) -- Six people suspected of dealing drugs on Seneca Nation land have been banished from all Seneca territory, a spokesman for the Seneca Nation said Monday.

12/22/2016

article Senecas to open gas station in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- On Friday, the Seneca Nation of Indians will start a new era of business in Niagara Falls. The Seneca One Stop will open on Niagara Street and will sell...

11/7/2016

article "Straight ticket," vote-buying aided Seneca Party election sweep
(New York) -- Sometimes, an election vote that is supposed to be secret really isn’t secret at all. That is what happened last Tuesday, when members of Seneca...

11/6/2016

article "Straight ticket," vote-buying aided Seneca Party election sweep
(New York) -- Sometimes, an election vote that is supposed to be secret really isn’t secret at all. That is what happened last Tuesday, when members of Seneca...

11/1/2016

article 3 candidates vie to become Seneca Indian Nation president
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation is set to elect a new president. Members of the western New York nation will vote Tuesday for one of three candidates: Treasurer...
article Vote-buying, intimidation mar Seneca elections, opponents claim
(New York) -- The Seneca Party has dominated politics, government and jobs in the Seneca Indian Nation for most of two decades, getting nine consecutive presidents...

10/21/2016

article Allegations of Attempted Election Rigging Surface in Seneca Nation
(New York) -- With less than two weeks until Election Day in the Seneca Nation, members of the One Nation Party want the Nation's Board of Elections to step in to...

10/15/2016

article Counterfeit bill discovered at Buffalo casino
(New York) -- Someone apparently managed to gamble on some easy money after cashing in a $50 counterfeit bill at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Buffalo Police reported...

9/28/2016

article LETTER: Kinzua destroyed native culture
(Pennsylvania) -- Regarding the Sept. 18 Remember When column: Despite the great good the Kinzua Dam has provided the region since it became operational in 1966, little...

9/16/2016

article Snyder Sr. joins race for Seneca Nation president
(New York) -- A familiar name has entered the race for president of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Barry E. Snyder, Sr., a current member of the nation council and...

8/19/2016

article Salamanca casino to host Native American Music Awards
(New York) -- Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will celebrate the best in Native American music as host of this year’s Native American Music Awards on Sept. 17.

8/18/2016

article Falls Officials Have Concern with Policing Casino
(New York) -- City officials say they are concerned with increasing costs associated with providing police services to the Seneca Niagara Casino. The casino sits on 50...

8/8/2016

article Buffalo Creek Casino Expansion
(New York) -- Due to the Delta airline delays Monday morning, the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association was not able to make it to Buffalo Monday to tour...

8/5/2016

article City of Rochester rejects petition to ban casinos
(New York) -- The city has rejected a petition seeking to ban casinos in Rochester. A group founded by other gambling interests in the region circulated the petition...

7/7/2016

article Group files petition with 12,000 signatures against casino in Rochester
(New York) -- The debate over a proposed casino in downtown Rochester continues. Wednesday, one group says they have more than enough signatures on a petition to ban a...
article ‘A Better Rochester’ puts pressure on City Council to ban Native American casinos in Rochester
(New York) -- A group known as ‘A Better Rochester’ has started to put pressure on the City Council to ban Native American casinos from operating in...

6/10/2016

article Chainsaw carving event coming to casino this weekend
(New York) -- The buzzing of chainsaws and the aroma of fresh sawdust will entice spectators to visit the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino to watch the “Carving...

6/3/2016

article Pastor: Casinos offered churches cash
(New York) -- While steadfast in his opposition to a downtown casino on moral, ethical and economic grounds, the Rev. Marlowe Washington said casino owner Delaware North...

5/31/2016

article Supreme Court won't hear long-running Seneca Nation casino case
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of New York can rest easy now that the U.S. Supreme Court has put an end to a long-running dispute over one of the tribe's casinos.
article Salamanca Native American museum expanding six-fold
(New York) -- A major project in Salamanca that will dramatically increase the size of the Seneca Iroquois National Museum is moving forward.

5/24/2016

article Eyeing bigger event, Salamanca chamber moves Ribfest to casino
(New York) -- The Salamanca Rockin’ Ribfest will have a new home this summer and be a sanctioned competition of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, bringing...

5/23/2016

article Supreme Court delays review of Seneca Nation land case again
(New York) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has once again delayed consideration of a long-running gaming case involving the Seneca Nation of New York. The justices have twice...

5/16/2016

article Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court failed to take action on a long-running Indian gaming case on Monday. Without comment, the justices delayed their...
article Tribes focus on land issues, casinos, new efforts
(New York) -- Shortly after becoming a lawyer and taking a job with the U.S. Department of Justice, the first case handed to Barry Brandon was a territorial complaint...

5/14/2016

article How Senecas became exempt from taxes on their lands
(New York) -- Ever wonder why Senecas can sell tax-free gasoline and cigarettes in a state where taxes on those items are considered exceptionally high? It goes back to...

5/13/2016

article Most readers oppose downtown casino
(New York) -- A new proposal has brought fresh attention to the topic of locating a casino in downtown Rochester—an idea first raised more than a decade ago. As...

5/12/2016

article $40 million Buffalo casino expansion marks construction milestone
(New York) -- All eyes looked toward the sky Wednesday, as the last steel beam of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino $40 million expansion was set into place.
article Final Steel Beam of Buffalo Creek Casino Expansion Set Into Place
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation took a chance when no one else did, and after breaking ground just four months ago, the final steel beam was put in place Wednesday on...
article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino spurs development
(New York) -- Renderings of the second floor and Western Door restaurant give us a first glimpse inside the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino expansion once it's complete...
article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino's expansion aiding Buffalo in many ways
(New York) -- From many perspectives, the $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino carries importance that goes beyond the bricks-and-mortar of the...

5/11/2016

article Construction Progress on Seneca Casino Expansion in Buffalo
(New York) -- The building of Buffalo continues with a milestone today. It was a topping off ceremony for a $40 Million dollar expansion at the Buffalo Creek Casino 2 on...
article Last beam to be added to Buffalo Seneca Creek Casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Gaming Corporation is set to install the last beam on the $40 million expansion of the Buffalo Seneca Creek Casino downtown. Construction...

5/10/2016

article Building Buffalo: Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino grows
(New York) -- Building Buffalo is a regular feature highlighting progress on development projects throughout the region. Project name: Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino...

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