Buffalo Casino Talks Not Over - Tuesday 8th of August 2006

BUFFALO, New York – As reported by the Buffalo News: "Buffalo officials and the Seneca Nation of Indians may not be through talking about a downtown casino after all.

"On Wednesday Mayor Byron W. Brown declared an impasse in casino discussions, and the Senecas vowed to move ahead with a 'less grand' downtown gaming venue. But Thursday representatives from both sides acknowledged the door is still open for more negotiations.

"…Rajat Shah, Seneca Gaming Corp.'s development chief, also admitted the publicly warring parties could return to the bargaining table.

"…On Wednesday, Brown announced the parties had reached an impasse in talks on the sale of two blocks of Fulton Street to the Senecas, citing the nation's unwillingness to make a contractual commitment to such things as casino job guarantees for city residents and a marketing campaign targeting out-of-town gamblers…"

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