The hot news last week was about Governor Andrew Cuomo suggesting that the way to resolve the dispute the state has with the Seneca Nation (and their casinos) is to open a private casino:
From the Times Herald-Tribune:
The Seneca Indian Nation’s gambling business says a new construction project will make its Niagara Falls casino more distinctive on the city skyline.
Jim Wilson of the Seneca Gaming Corporation says the project on top of the existing hotel tower won’t add more rooms, but will change signage to make the tower more identifiable.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
If the Liberal government decides to close Casino Niagara, it will likely cost them tens of millions of dollars.
Canadian Niagara Hotels, which owns the building Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation leases for the original Niagara Falls casino, said Thursday the 15-year lease extension signed in 2010 has no early-exit clause.
That means if Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty decides to shutter Casino Niagara, which opened in 1996, the government will still have to pay out the full cost of the lease, which expires in 2025.