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    Cuomo threatens new casino in Niagara Falls; Senecas call it ‘foolish’

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday doubled down on his threat to locate a new casino in the Niagara Falls area in response to the Seneca Nation halting revenue sharing payments from its casino in the Falls.

    “They’re not fulfilling the compact and their right to exclusive gaming is gone,’’ Cuomo said Tuesday afternoon after an economic development event in Rochester.

    “I have no doubt that we would get companies from around the world to bid on casino rights in the Buffalo/Niagara area. I have no doubt,’’ Cuomo said. “Look, we could potentially create more jobs with a different operator.’’

    “Foolish,” responded the leader of the Senecas.

    $7M Casino Niagara project underway

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Casino Niagara has started the next phase of a $7-million investment it says will “deliver an elevated” gaming and entertainment experience for all visitors.

    The current phase of the project focuses on a transformation of the second level into a destination for sports fans, food enthusiasts, entertainment seekers and visitors.

    Completion is scheduled for this fall.

    The project includes a $3.5 million spend on infrastructure and redesign for a fresh entertainment experience that greets visitors as they walk through the doors.

    An additional $3.5 million is being invested in technology and gaming, to offer guests the next generation of gaming.

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    Gaming Dispute Takes Back Seat to Budget

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    From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

    The developing crisis between the Seneca Nation and the state in the gaming dispute over revenue sharing payments is taking a back seat these days to the budget negotiations in Albany as lawmakers and the governor try to meet the April 1 budget deadline. Read More…

    Mini makeover for Casino Niagara’s 20th birthday

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Casino Niagara is in line for a little sprucing up.

    Richard Taylor, Vice-President of Operations for Niagara Casinos used the occasion of the gaming facility’s 20th birthday to announce that Falls Management Company would be pumping $7.1 million into new gaming technology and facility improvements

    “This investment will help us lead Casino Niagara into the future with new gaming technology, new dining experiences and an enhanced customer experience,” said Taylor said.

    He made the announcement at an event to mark the milestone for what was the third casino to be established in Ontario when Casino Niagara opened its doors on Dec. 9, 1996.

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    Niagara Falls receives Q4 payment from OLG

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    From Niagara This Week:

    City coffers have swelled by more that $5 million as The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued its fourth-quarter (January to March, 2016) non-tax gaming revenue payment.

    In total, the City received $5,275,019 for hosting Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort. Since December 1996, Niagara Falls has received more than $66.4 million in non-tax gaming revenue.

    This year alone, payments to the City have come in at more than $23 million.

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    City to ‘keep the heat’ on province for gaming help: Diodati

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The City will continue to push the provincial government for Niagara Falls to be a part of the government’s gaming modernization strategy, Mayor Jim Diodati says.

    “We want to keep the heat on,” Diodati said.

    That was one of the things discussed with provincial officials at the recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Ottawa, Diodati said.

    “We had talks with the Minister of Finance (Charles Sousa) and Minister of Infrastructure (Glen Murray). The big thing was trying to get a decision of the modernization of gaming.”

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