Seneca Niagara casino

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Financial help is on the way for the City of Niagara Falls.

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The Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corporation are announcing the launch of a project they say will help leave a better first impression on tourists arriving in the Cataract City.


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It's one of those urban jokes: as soon as a street is repaired, someone comes by to dig it up to make some infrastructure repair. The City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Water Board are in cooperation to make sure that doesn't happen - this time.

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The loss of revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino is taking a toll on the City of Niagara Falls. The latest audit by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's Office projects the city's fund balance will run dry by the end of the year.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo is resorting to binding arbitration in the state's ongoing dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians over the sharing of casino revenues.

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There are new twists in an ongoing dispute over the Seneca Nation's casino compact with New York State. Governor Cuomo is threatening to bring new competitors into the Buffalo-Niagara area, while the Senecas accuse his administration of leaking word of an investigation into allegations their lawyer says were found without merit.


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From family-friendly outdoor activities to concerts featuring longtime rock and R&B legends, tourism leaders in Niagara Falls say there will be something for everyone during the summer entertainment season. Officials announced an extensive list of events, which begin this weekend.


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A steady revenue stream for New York state is coming to an end.  The Seneca Nation of Indians will make its final casino revenue sharing payment next week.


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Changing Albany's revenue sharing formula for the Seneca Niagara Casino is going to take cooperation, according to Assemblyman John Ceretto (D-Lewiston). Ceretto says he heard about Senator Robert Ortt's recent proposal in the media. 

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A Niagara County-based state Senator would like to change the plan by which New York State and local entities including the City of Niagara Falls split revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino.


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Nearly 100 Western New Yorkers will be taking a risk at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino today.

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For State Senator George Maziarz, the web is the way to a new level of transparency on the way public money is spent. He is setting up a website to list how the City of Niagara Falls is spending its share of revenues from back payments to the Seneca Niagara Casino.

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A major investment is being made at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, both inside and out.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo released a bill to authorize three new gambling casinos in upstate New York, if the legislature agrees to his plan and overs approve it in the fall.

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The Seneca Niagara Casino is facing legal action by former employees over worker's compensation coverage.

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The first in a series of test walks was performed by daredevil Nik Wallenda Saturday morning.

Wallenda strode a wire that was strung between a pair of cranes outside of the Seneca Niagara Casino. He is preparing for his scheduled high-wire walk above Niagara Falls next month. The practice run drew hundreds of onlookers, many who came early to get a good spot for watching the spectacle. The Buffalo News reports that Wallenda is planning to hold two practice sessions every day through May 22, both morning and afternoon walks.

The practice runs are open to the public.
 

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No charges will be filed in the fight two weeks ago between State Senator Mark Grisanti and his wife and several other patrons at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls.

The Niagara County District Attorney's office announced its decision Friday afternoon. 

Police said video from the casino was inconclusive as to who started the fight. 

Grisanti's wife Maria suffered a concussion in the fight.  Grisanti said the fight started when he intervened in an argument between two Seneca Nation businessmen.