The Seneca Nation has operated the casino in downtown Buffalo for the past year. It is a temporary structure on a nine-acre site on Michigan Avenue where the tribe is building an $300 million permanent casino adjacent to it.
Although the temporary casino must shut down immediately, it is unclear it the court ruling will stop construction of the permanent casino.
Seneca's president, Maurice John, said "The court's decision is lengthy and
requires much closer analysis. We want to be sure that the court was aware of
and considered all of the applicable federal law."
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