BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Seneca Indian Nation has purchased 32 acres in a suburb of Rochester as the potential site of a fourth western New York casino.
The $2.7 million purchase was announced by the Seneca Gaming Corporation on Monday.
Officials say the site is near Interstate 390 in Henrietta and within an area of New York where, under an agreement with the state, the Senecas have exclusive casino rights. In exchange, the western New York tribe shares slot machine revenues from its Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca casinos with the state and host communities.
A fourth casino likely would require an amendment to the state compact and approvals from the federal government.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is moving forward with plans to allow up to seven non-Indian casinos to open.