Western New Yorkers Await New Gambling PlanPublished August 20, 2002 by OCR Editor
On Sunday George Pataki, New Yorks Governor and Cyrus M. Schindler Jr., the Seneca Nation President, plan to sign a new gambling deal.
The signing is expected to take place in the convention center that will transform into a Las Vegas mode casino. Last Friday Suzanne Morris, Governor Pataki's representative said, "We have a deal, and we're looking forward to coming up and meeting with President Schindler. We look forward to signing the compact, and going forward with this project that will create jobs and opportunities for Western New York."
Subsequent to months of discussions to settle iffy and delicate matters, for instance sorting out Union civil liberties and Seneca's autonomy, the ice was broken and all was pleasingly finalized.Nieboring business owners and elected officials praised the decision to go ahead with the new plan. However, those who oppose the authorization of the new plan as well as federal "watchdogs" who are expected to keep a close eye on the matter may try and find any illegal behavior that may violate the State's Constitution in order to take legal action. The plans at this time are to be implemented only in Niagara Falls and Buffalo until further notice.