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Seneca Resorts and Casinos eliminates 150 positions

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 12:11:19-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Seneca Gaming Corporation has eliminated 150 positions due to an ongoing slowdown in business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cuts were made across operations, the company said, and SGC is working to place affected employees in open positions within the company.

"The challenges presented by the pandemic, notably the closure of our three Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties for 90 days, have been dramatic. While we have begun the initial stages of our phased reopening, the pandemic has unfortunately not made it possible to restore all areas of our operations to date," SGC said in a statement.

The Seneca Gaming Corporation operates casinos in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Salamanca. The Niagara Falls and Salamanca operations also feature an adjoining hotel and events center.

The gaming corporation began reopening casinos on July 1 with slot machines, limited table games and reduced hours.