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Falls to get $89 million as casino deal is settled

by TSchmitt
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 12:10 pm

The long dispute between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation over casino revenues is over.  

The state is agreeing to recognize the Senecas exclusive casino territory in Western New York, and the Senecas agree to restart payments to the state and its host cities. 

Niagara Falls is the biggest winner, getting a total of $89 million, Salamanca will gets $34.5 million, and Buffalo gets $15.5 million.

These negotiations have been contentious to say the least, but the governor said on Thursday that's all in the past now.

New York and casino host towns will receive around 400-million-dollars of the 600-million-dollars in payments the Senecas had withheld, with the tribe retaining around 200-million-dollars.  The Senecas agree to allow video lottery games to remain at racetracks in Western New York. 



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