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Opinion: Seneca Nation's gaming 'monopoly' hurts community

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"The City of Niagara Falls and its long-suffering residents have suffered many kinds of losses since Albany took 50 acres out of the heart of downtown and created a territory for a tax free sovereign nation called the Senecas to compete against our taxpaying businesses here.

Albany gave a sovereign people a monopoly on gambling so that they and their children could get rich while we suffer and pay high taxes to help support their infrastructure here and grow poorer.

That’s what I call bad governance.

Meantime, the tax-free businesses have driven out many local businesses and the gambling is geared mostly to locals. In effect we support the casino with our gambling losses. And it shows. The city is poorer today than what it was when the Seneca’s first came to town in 2003."

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Rick DiGregorio: The day the music died in Niagara Falls (The Niagara Falls Reporter 11/27)

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