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Seneca Niagara Begins $40 Million Casino Beautification, Still No Payments to Cash-Strapped City

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Seneca Niagara Begins $40 Million Casino Beautification, Still No Payments to Cash-Strapped City

The Seneca Nation has announced it’s going to begin work on a $40 million makeover of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in the town of Niagara Falls, since it continues to withhold revenue-share payments to the State of nyc and local communities.

The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has announced its big revamp, but meanwhile the standoff involving the Seneca Nation and their state of New York shows no signs of progress, and the communities that host the tribe’s gambling enterprises are bearing the burden.

The Senecas stopped making payments over a year ago. A sum that was then distributed between Albany, Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca, in exchange for the tribe’s exclusive right offer casino gaming in those cities under the terms of a 2002 compact, they were expected to contribute around $100 million a year to the state.

However the tribe stopped payments that are making a 12 months ago. The 2002 agreement expired in 2016, but it ended up being stipulated within that it would roll over for another seven years, provided there were no objections from either party.

‘Defying Law and Logic’

But the Senecas argue that there was no specific clause within the agreement that said revenue-share payments would continue beyond 2016.

Hawaii has stated there are ‘no legitimacy to these claims,’ therefore the tribe’s assertion that it can ‘unilaterally end paying the state contribution while continuing to enjoy the huge benefits of the compact has no foundation in the compact, law or logic.’

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The Support Detectives: Young people Take Ownership of Solutions

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

The Support Detectives: Young people Take Ownership of Solutions

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