Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder Sr., left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a gaming agreement in Niagara Falls on June 13, 2013. Photo Governor's Office

Seneca Nation withdraws plans for third off-reservation casino

The Seneca Nation won't be pursuing an off-reservation casino on a recently acquired parcel in New York.

The tribe bought the 32-acre parcel in Henrietta and was making plans for a gaming facility there. But due to opposition at the local level, President Barry Snyder Jr. said the project is off the table.

"We will not engage in the demanding and complex process required to get a casino approved pursuant to the laws and regulations governing Indian gaming without the support of the local community and New York State," Snyder wrote in a letter that was posted by The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

The tribe currently operates two off-reservation casinos on land that was acquired in fee status under the Seneca Nation Settlement Act of 1990.

Get the Story:
Senecas abandon plans for Monroe County casino (The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 5/16)
Seneca Indians Back Off On Casino Plans In Monroe County (WXXI 5/16)
No Casinos in Monroe County (Rochester Homepage 5/15)
Seneca Nation Says It Is Not Pursuing Monroe County Casino (TWC 5/15)
Seneca Nation of Indians not interested in building a casino in Monroe County (WHEC 5/15)

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