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Seneca Nation sees opposition to off-reservation casino project

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | New York
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The Seneca Nation has yet to announce details for its latest off-reservation casino but residents of Henrietta, New York, are hoping to put a stop to the project.

More than 1,700 people have signed a petition against a casino in their community. A group of residents also spoke out against the idea at a town meeting last night.

"We're not against the Seneca Nation. We're against the casino," Lois Verde told the town board, The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported.

The tribe has reportedly found a site for the casino. Some local governments are against it because they depend on revenues from an off-track betting facility.

The Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. has filed a complaint with the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, accusing the tribe and its lobbyist of violating state laws in pursuit of the casino.

Get the Story:
Town Board meeting swarmed by casino opponents (The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 2/20)
Casino Rachacha? (Artvoice 2/20)
Casino Talk in Henrietta (Rochester Homepage 2/19)
Seneca Nation deal with Rochester casino developer draws OTB complaint to state ethics panel (The Albany Times-Union 2/19)
WROTB files complaint against Monroe casino developer, Seneca Nation (The Daily News 2/19)

Related Stories:
Seneca Nation to acquire land for new off-reservation casino (02/06)

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