(WNY News Now) – Recently, Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) penned a letter to New York Governor Kathy Hochul to request an update regarding the status of the gaming compact between the State and Seneca Nation, as the expiration of the existing compact quickly approaches.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We are just weeks away from the expiration of the State’s gaming compact with the Seneca Nation, and we’ve been left in the dark by Governor Hochul,” said Rep. Langworthy. “Over a thousand jobs in my district and the Seneca Nation are dependent on this compact, and these employees deserve to know if their jobs are safe or if their gaming licenses are in jeopardy. Whether it’s a new compact or an extension of the current compact, Governor Hochul must provide a timely update.”
The current gaming compact is set to expire on December 9, 2023, and any new gaming compact must be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Interior before it goes into effect. Governor Hochul has yet to respond to the letter.