The Gaming Compact
In 2002, the Seneca Nation signed a Gaming Compact with the State of New York under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to cooperate in the establishment of three “class III gaming” casino facilities, which included slot machines, table games and other amenities and offerings typical of Las Vegas style casinos. In 2013, an amended version of the Compact was agreed upon between the Seneca Nation and New York State. In 2017, the Seneca Nation fulfilled its obligation and is no longer required to remit payments to New York State.
Latest Compact Developments
The mayor is suggesting my legitimate concerns about our severe budget deficit are “grandstanding.” He went so far as to say about me: “If he is serious about not using [...]
Our business has grown since its founding in 1950 as a small plastering company to become one of the largest Western New York-based owners and developers of industrial and residential [...]
The Seneca Nation has selected a respected Indian Law scholar and former federal official as its designated representative for arbitration proceedings regarding the Nation’s gaming Compact with New York State.
Hasn’t it occurred to anyone that taking money out of a region hurts its economy? In 14 years of revenue sharing with New York State, the Seneca people have given [...]
A recent Buffalo News editorial severely colors the facts surrounding the Seneca Nation’s completed payment obligations under our gaming compact, as well as the events of the past six months.
The Seneca Nation has filed its official response to the Arbitration Demand filed by New York State earlier this month. In the response filed today, the Nation asserts its compliance [...]
After observing the feud between New York State and the Seneca Nation for some time, it is clear to me that both parties should make a concerted effort to resolve [...]
The latest disagreement between the Seneca Nation and New York State is whether Governor Cuomo is willing to meet with Seneca Nation President Todd Gates. This is an opportunity for [...]
For all his rhetoric, brashness and tough-guy image, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is picking a fight he cannot win and he is hurting local communities as he mounts his war [...]
The Council of the Seneca Nation is completely united on the Nation's position on revenue sharing with the New York State: It's over! Unlike the current personnel in the governor's [...]
Since Independence Day is here, I thought it appropriate to recognize the contribution of Seneca Nation men and women who have served with great distinction in the armed forces of [...]
Instead of wasting time debating the terms of the New York State Gaming Compact, our local government should be working with the Seneca Nation to be good neighbors and continue [...]
Maurice A. John Sr., treasurer of the Seneca Nation of Indians, and Nation council members on Wednesday night discussed with Salamanca community members future relations between the city and the [...]
Regardless of the recent developments between the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State, what I can personally attest to is the economic benefit the Seneca Nation has had [...]
The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) recently passed a resolution supporting the Seneca Nation as the nation completes its 14-year commitment to share gaming revenues with New York state. The [...]
The new del Lago Resort & Casino near Waterloo seems to be boosting tourism in Seneca County. Almost a quarter of the visitors staying at Seneca County hotels in the [...]
Final payment of the Seneca Nation compact with New York has been made, but being a good neighbor to the communities is ongoing. The Seneca Nation casinos are a proven [...]