New York: Monroe County leaders gear up for possible Rochester casino

June 16, 2023
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Legislators have met with Seneca Nation leaders regarding the potential construction project.

Details have been released regarding a proposed casino in Rochester, New York, according to a local report. State lawmakers recently met in the Governor’s office with the Seneca Nation’s leaders to discuss building a casino in Monroe County.

Assemblymember and delegation chair Harry Bronson told local news that top officials are already aware that talks regarding a new casino are on the table.

He said, “We met with top officials in the office who are knowledgeable regarding the discussions that they have been having with the Senecas.

“We were able to confirm some of the things that had already been leaked.”

Bronson further elaborated on discussion points addressed during the meeting. He commented, “We were able to confirm that the language they’ve been using indeed was the Rochester market, which was defined as Monroe County.

“What does that mean to our families? What does that mean to the gaming industry here? What impact will it have on the existing casinos? And what impact will have on the thousands of workers who are currently working there who are union workers getting good pay with benefits?”

The Seneca Nation released an update last week saying that it has reached “an agreement in principle” with the state of New York on a new compact, according to the local report. The new compact will last 20 years.

The New York Senate recently approved a bill that will give the governor authority to complete the deal with the Seneca Nation.

Bronson said the Assembly has not yet voted on the issue but anticipates it will likely vote later this year during the current session.


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