NIGC Issues Buffalo Casino “Notice of Violation”

3 Sep

The National Indian Gaming Commission has issued a Notice of Violation to the Seneca Nation. The wording of the violation orders the Senecas either to shut the facility down within five days, or else pay a $25,000 daily fine pending appeal.

The Senecas issued the following statement:

“The United States is still actively considering its appeal options in the case, and the commission is still reviewing the Nation’s recently submitted gaming ordinance. Decisions on those two elements of the case are likely within the next 30 to 45 days. While legal proceedings are pending before the NIGC, the Seneca Nation will continue to operate the Buffalo Creek facility. The notice of violation has no effect on the Nation’s other gaming facilities. The Nation is pleased that this aspect of the process finally gives the Nation a direct voice in the Buffalo Creek matter for the first time.

The Seneca Nation, as always, will comply with applicable rulings, but will also exercise the full scope of its rights, administratively and judicially. We are confident that the Nation’s gaming rights will be recognized on our sovereign Buffalo Creek territory for the benefit of the Western New York economy.”

Just another day in Western New York.

One Response to “NIGC Issues Buffalo Casino “Notice of Violation””

  1. Karen U September 4, 2008 at 8:50 pm #

    Of course the Wendt Foundations and their Lawyers are real happy with the National Gamming Commision falling into perfect goosestep. It’s easy for this special interest group to get what it wants all they do is wave some special interest money around and lobby and the Gaming Commison jumps, Money talks bullcrap walks. Special interst money being used to bully the Indians who are a soverign nation!

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