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

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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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