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Cayuga Nation opens casino in Seneca Falls at former gas station, convenience store

The Cayuga Nation has opened a new gaming facility in Seneca Falls.

The Class II casino called Lakeside Entertainment sits at the intersection of Garden Street and State Route 89. In 2020, the gas station that was housed there was leveled as part of an internal dispute over leadership and operation of Nation-owned businesses.

The Nation said a grand opening was held Friday.

“In addition to our various other enterprises, gaming has long been a way that we can provide critical resources for our community at large and the citizens of the Cayuga Nation,” said Cayuga Nation leader and federal representative Clint Halftown. “We are excited to add this new gaming facility in addition to our existing casino in Union Springs and look forward to welcoming residents in the coming days.”

Lakeside Entertainment’s opening created 15 new jobs. The location is an all-new construction that returns the property to productive commercial use for benefit of the Nation’s citizens, a press release said. It also returns gaming to the west side of Cayuga Lake within the Nation’s reservation for the first time in over a decade.




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