Love it or hate it, the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is coming. Officials from Seneca Gaming Corporation gathered to officially kicked-off work on the $130 million project
last week and revealed further details of what visitors can expect when the casino opens next year.
"We believe the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will add to the overall energy and excitement taking shape in the Inner Harbor area," said Robert Mele, Chairman, Seneca Gaming Corporation. "Thanks to the efforts of many of our neighbors and our colleagues in the development community, people are rediscovering this section of downtown as one of the jewels of the Queen City. We are excited to redefine our presence in the area with our new casino property."
In addition to the 800 slots and 16 table games that will be a part of the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, visitors will also be able to enjoy some of the local flavors for which Buffalo is famous. The menu of the American-style restaurant that will be located in the casino will feature such signature items as chicken wings from the Anchor Bar, Sahlen's hot dogs, beef-on-weck from Charlie the Butcher and other local favorites made possible through partnerships with local restaurants.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino opened in 2007 and has undergone two subsequent expansions, in 2008 and 2010. Today, the casino features 457 slot machines. The new casino, which is being designed by The Hnedak Bobo Group, will nearly double the number of slot machines, add table games and the restaurant, as well as an attached parking garage, and will replace the existing casino.
Construction is scheduled to last approximately 15 months. In all, the project is expected to impact a total of 600 construction period jobs, including 300 direct construction jobs and additional jobs related to the production of materials and other services related to the project.