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Casino Could Come to Seneca County

 
Casino Could Come to Seneca County
Posted December 10th, 2013 @ 2:20pm by Ian Wheatley

A town near Seneca Falls could host the state's newest casino.

The Tyre Town and Planning Board will be listening to a proposal to develop a casino at the Northeast corner of the Thruway and State Route 414.

“We are listening to a developers proposal; no decisions have been made,” says Tyre Town Supervisor Ron McGreevy. “We have not had the opportunity to get a lot of feedback from the community. That's why we are holding the meeting.”

The developer wants to build a casino on the nearly 84 acres of farm land near I-90's exit 41. The public meeting will be held at 7:30 at the Magee Fire Department on the corner of Routes 414 and 318.

Seneca County is among the few areas that can host one of the recently allowed private casinos. Under the state’s agreement with most of the Indian nations; land west of Route 14 is the exclusive casino territory of the Seneca Indian Nation while land from Cayuga County east to Herkimer County belongs to, Turning Stone owners, the Oneida Indian Nation.

If approved the location, nearly halfway between Rochester and Syracuse, would also be reasonably accessible by the Thruway's exit 42.

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