Seneca Nation calls vote on off-reservation casino premature

As expected, the town board in Henrietta, New York, passed a resolution on Wednesday to oppose a Seneca Nation off-reservation casino.

The vote was unanimous. The tribe's gaming arm said the town's action was "premature" but didn't say whether it would continue pursuing the casino.

"Rather than allow that process to move forward, the town board has instead prematurely decided to take its position," the Seneca Gaming Corporation said in a statement, The Rochester City Newspaper reported. "Our belief in our vision and in the benefits it will deliver to Monroe County has not changed.”

The tribe paid $2.7 million to acquire 32 acres in the town.

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Suburban Rochester town board says 'no' to casino; Seneca Indians eye site as 4th gaming spot (AP 3/20)
Henrietta says 'no' to casino (The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 3/20)
Henrietta board united against casino (The Rochester City Newspaper 3/20)
Henrietta resolution opposes casino (WHAM 3/20)
Henrietta Town Board Votes "No" to Casino (Rochester Homepage 3/19)

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