Seneca Gaming Corporation
Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC) is a wholly owned, tribally chartered corporation of the Seneca Nation of Indians (Nation) which operates all of the Nation's Class III gaming operations in Western New York. Seneca Gaming Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Seneca Niagara Falls Gaming Corporation (SNFGC), Seneca Territory Gaming Corporation (STGC), and Seneca Erie Gaming Corporation (SEGC), operates Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, New York, and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York.
The Seneca people have lived in the Western part of New York State since time immemorial and consider the area their aboriginal home. After preserving two territories - or reservations - in Western New York, the Seneca people developed their own constitution and elective form of government, officially becoming the Seneca Nation of Indians in 1848.
In 2002, the Nation entered into the Nation-State Gaming Compact with New York State, which granted the Nation the exclusive right to build and operate three Class III gaming facilities in Western New York. Seneca Gaming Corporation was chartered in August 2002 to manage the Nation's gaming operations. Seneca Niagara Falls Gaming Corporation was also chartered at this time, and Seneca Niagara Casino opened its doors on December 31, 2002. SNFGC opened a luxury hotel, the 26-story Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, on December 30, 2005.
Seneca Territory Gaming Corporation was chartered in August 2003 to manage the Nation's second Class III gaming operation. On May 1, 2004, Seneca Allegany Casino officially opened for business. STGC opened the 212-room Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel on March 30, 2007.
In September 2003, Seneca Erie Gaming Corporation was chartered for the purpose of managing the Nation's third gaming operation permitted under the Compact. In October 2005, the Nation acquired 9 acres of land in the Inner Harbor area of downtown Buffalo and designated the land as its preferred site for constructing a Class III gaming facility. On July 3, 2007, SEGC opened a temporary Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on the nine-acre territory. Plans for a permanent Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino complex, complete with 22-story all-suite hotel, were unveiled on October 3, 2007. The complex is scheduled to open in 2010.