Seneca Niagara Begins $40 Million Casino Beautification, Still No Payments to Cash-Strapped City
The Seneca country has announced it will begin work for a $40 million makeover of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in the City of Niagara Falls, because it continues to withhold revenue-share re payments to the State of New York and local communities.
The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has announced its revamp that is big meanwhile the standoff between 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 responsibility.
The Senecas stopped payments that are making a 12 months ago. Under the terms of a 2002 compact, they had been anticipated to contribute around $100 million per year to the state, a sum that ended up being then distributed between Albany, Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca, in exchange for the tribe’s exclusive right offer casino gaming in those cities.
However the tribe stopped payments that are making a year ago. The 2002 contract 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 celebration.
‘Defying Law and Logic’
But the Senecas argue that there was no certain clause within the agreement that said revenue-share payments would continue beyond 2016.
Their state has said here are ‘no legitimacy to these claims,’ while the tribe’s assertion it can ‘unilaterally end paying the continuing state contribution while continuing to enjoy the benefits of the compact has no foundation in the compact, legislation or logic.’