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Mayor & County Executive Observe Casino Battle from Side Lines

The Seneca Nation of Indians plans for $333 million downtown Buffalo casino. Seneca Gaming Corporation
The Seneca Nation of Indians plans for $333 million downtown Buffalo casino. Seneca Gaming Corporation

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – As the legal battle continues over the fate of the Buffalo Creek Casino, the mayor and county executive continue to observe from the side lines.

Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Executive Chris Collins still support a Buffalo casino even though a federal court ruled last week that gambling at the downtown casino is illegal.

They are waiting to see if the casino will become the next piece of the economic development puzzle for downtown and the region.

Brown says he wants to see the casino as part of the city's overall growth.

At a news conference last week, County Executive Collins said the casino is a piece of economic development to help drive tourism to other cultural assets.

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