Seneca Niagara Begins $40 Million Casino Beautification, Still No Payments to Cash-Strapped City
The Seneca Nation has announced it will begin work for a $40 million makeover of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in the town of Niagara Falls, since it continues to withhold revenue-share re payments to the State of nyc and local communities.
The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has announced its revamp that is big meanwhile the standoff between the Seneca Nation and hawaii of New York shows no signs of progress, and the communities that host the tribe’s casinos are bearing the responsibility.
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 making repayments over a year ago. The 2002 agreement expired in 2016, but it was stipulated within that it would roll over for another seven years, provided there were no objections from either celebration.
‘Defying Law and Logic’
But the Senecas argue that there was no clause that is specific the agreement that said revenue-share payments would continue beyond 2016.
The state has said 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 benefits associated with the compact has no basis in the compact, law or logic.’