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Seneca Nation announces reopening dates for gaming operations

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Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 14:12:42-04

SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Seneca Nation has approved reopening plans to restart gaming operations.

The Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino will reopen on Thursday, June 18. The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will reopen the following week on Thursday, June 25. The Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will then reopen on Thursday, July 2.

The Nation ordered the temporary suspension of all gaming operations on March 16 as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“After being closed for nearly three months, we are now ready to move forward with the safe, responsible and systematic reopening of our gaming facilities,” said Seneca Nation President Rickey Armstrong, Sr. “This is a signature moment in our region’s economic recovery from the circumstances that arose as a result of this unprecedented public health crisis.”

According to details released on Monday, all of the facilities will open at reduced capacity, with strict protocols in place to protect the health and safety of guests and workers.

The Seneca Gaming Corporation is expected to announce operational details for the reopening process on Tuesday, including specific hours of operation, comprehensive safety measures and protocols, and information on which areas of the operations will initially reopen to guests.