NY and Senecas reach gaming settlement | WHEC.com

NY and Senecas reach gaming settlement

NY and Senecas reach gaming settlement

Updated: March 29, 2022 11:36 PM
Created: March 29, 2022 11:30 PM

 ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) - The Seneca Nation has finally paid New York State the money it owes for a gaming compact dispute. 

Governor Kathy Hochul announced Monday she plans to use most of that money to pay for the new Buffalo Bills stadium.  New York and localities will get $564 million from the Senecas.   The state itself will get $418 million.  

Hochul says since those funds were generated in western New York, that $418 million will go to the new Bills stadium.  Under the proposed stadium deal, state taxpayers would foot 600-million dollars of the facility.   
The rest of the funds from the Seneca dispute will go to the counties and cities of western New York. 

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