Senecas: No casino planned for Rochester area

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Seneca Nation of Indians says it won’t try to get approval for a casino on a 32-acre site it recently purchased in a Rochester suburb.

Local media report that Seneca President Barry Snyder Jr. wrote a letter last week to Monroe County officials informing them that the tribe “will not pursue the siting of a casino development project” in the town of Henrietta at this time.

Snyder wrote that the Senecas won’t pursue a casino without local and state support.

The tribe bought land near Thruway Exit 46 in early March but said it had no specific plans for the site. On March 19, the town board approved a resolution opposing a casino in the town after many residents came out against it. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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