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Anti-Casino Group Pickets at Rath Building

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – There was another anti-casino picket in downtown Buffalo Monday. But this time, Citizens Against Casino Gambling took their informational protest to the front of the Rath Building.

The organization started these weekly pickets at the end of June outside of City Hall to target politicians, such as Mayor Anthony Masiello, who continues to fight to bring a Seneca Nation casino to the Waterfront.

But Jeffery Termini, with the group, said yesterday they turned their attention to County Executive Joel Giambra who is now supporting a Waterfront casino.

"We are doing that to try and make a presence and try to urge Joel Giambra to take action against the casino," Termini. "We feel that by positioning ourselves in that location, we will be getting the message out to him."

Citizens Against Casino Gambling say polls indicated that 63 percent of Buffaolonians are opposed to a casino.

The Senecas say they're still very interested in building their next casino in Cheektowaga.