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Enslow: Don’t Gamble with Local Towns’ Future in the Next Seneca Gaming Compact


With barely two weeks to go until the Seneca Nation’s gaming compact with New York State expires, there seem to be just two available options: Reaching a new long-term deal or temporarily extending the current agreement at the last minute.

Each day closer to the deadline without a clear path forward brings uncertainty that local towns and counties could do without – and that also goes for municipalities far beyond just those where Seneca casinos are located.

Communities that benefit from other non-Seneca gaming operations are left to wonder what happens next after a near-deal reached quite literally in the dark of night in June would have paved the way for a Rochester casino. That would have struck a fatal blow at the local level to both gaming revenues and the job market.

Read more from Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Michael Enslow at The Empire Report

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