Donn Esmonde, a regular columnist for The Buffalo New, wrote this article on today’s vote by the Seneca Nation of Indians on whether to pursue casinos in downtown Buffalo and Niagara Falls. His article is a bit alarmist, but that’s fine by me. I’d love to see the city figure out a plan for economic development that doesn’t include gambling venues.
(UPDATE: The vote by the Seneca Nation approved the gambling pact with the State of New York, by approximately one hundred votes. Casinos, here we come….)