Casinos Rolling the Dice on Expansions

March 7, 2014 Updated Mar 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM EDT

By Elizabeth Carey

March 7, 2014 Updated Mar 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM EDT

Gambling Spree. That's the cover story in today's Business First. It shows how WNY casinos are spending millions to expand and upgrade. The stakes are high and so is the competition as casinos go after millions of visitors who patronize gambling venues.

The report says, in recent years, casinos from Niagara Falls, Ont., to Canandaigua have invested nearly $300 million in renovations and additions. That's more than the combined cost of HarborCenter, the Hotel Lafayette and the Tishman and One Canalside buildings.

Seneca gaming says casinos in Salamanca, Niagara Falls and Buffalo, combined, attract 16 million patrons a year. 26 percent of them are from outside Western New York.

You can read more about the investments in today's Business First.

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