Seneca Nation celebrates milestone for $40M gaming expansion

Seneca Nation leaders and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, center, sign the last steel beam that's part of a $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York. Photo from Facebook

The Seneca Nation of New York is on track to complete a $40 million casino expansion project.

The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo is seeing a 57,000 square-foot addition. The two-story structure will offer space for more than 300 slot machines, table games, a high-limit area, a performance stage, a restaurant and retail.

"It's very rare that one entity or a single business builds so much," President Maurice John said at the ceremony where the final steel beam was placed on top of the structure, TWC News reported. "We do not ask for handouts, grants or money to do this. We do it for the benefit of the local community and ultimately, the benefit of the Seneca people."

An artist's rendering of the $40 million structure at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York. Photo from Facebook

John said the project will create more than 300 new jobs at the casino. The facility current employs about 500 people.

The expansion will be complete in the spring of 2017.

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Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino's expansion aiding Buffalo in many ways (Buffalo Business First 5/12)
$40 million Buffalo casino expansion marks construction milestone (WBFO 5/12)
Final Steel Beam of Buffalo Creek Casino Expansion Set Into Place (TWC News 5/11)
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino spurs development (WKBW 5/11)
Construction Progress on Seneca Casino Expansion in Buffalo (WGRZ 5/11)
Building Buffalo: Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino grows (The Buffalo News 5/10)

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Decision:
Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County v. Chaudhuri (September 15, 2015)

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