Recent News

Casino Controversy

March 06, 2014 at 10:33 AM

We know that many of you, like us, are following the news about the potential of a casino being built here in Henrietta. With an issue this controversial, there are a lot of emotions involved and unbiased information is hard to find. We thought it might be helpful to collect some of the available information on this issue together in one place for those of you who want to explore multiple sides of this issue. If you know of any resources we haven't listed here, please send them to me at

What's Happening in Henrietta

"Q&A: The Proposed Casino in Henrietta" (Democrat & Chronicle, March 8, 2014)

"Henrietta Town Board to Oppose Proposed Casino" (Democrat & Chronicle, March 7, 2014)

"Senecas Buy 32 Acres in Henrietta for Possible Casino" (Democrat & Chronicle, March 4, 2014)

Connections with Evan Dawson: Episode on New Casino Developments (March 4, 2014)

Press Release About the Land Purchase in Henrietta from the Seneca Gaming Corporation (March 3, 2014)

"Batavia, Genesee County Strongly Oppose Any New Seneca Casino" (Buffalo News, February 14, 2014)

New York State's Agreement with the Seneca Nation

Press Release from NYS: Governor Cuomo and Seneca Nation of Indians Announce Landmark Agreement (June 3, 2013)

"Seneca Tribe Reaches Deal with Cuomo on Gambling" (NYT, June 13, 2013)

Research and Analysis about the Impact of Casinos on Communities

You will find a lot of good research articles that aren't available for free on the Internet by using our library card to log in to Academic OneFile. If you need assistance logging into or searching that database, please stop in, give us a call (359-7092), or send us an email (

"Assessing the Impact of Indian Gaming on American Indian Nations" (Social Science Quarterly, December 2013)

"Boom or Bust? Casino Gaming and Host Municipalities" (International Social Science Review, Spring-Summer 2005)

Return to News Page