Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino To Close At 1 PM on December 23; Reopening Time To Be Determined

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino remain open with limited amenities

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK-BUFFALO, NEW YORK-SALAMANCA, NEW YORK: (December 23, 2022) – As the region continues to deal with the onset of a major winter storm, Seneca Gaming Corporation announced Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will be closed as of 1pm today, Friday, December 23. A reopening time will be determined as officials continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the day. Once set, the reopening plan will be shared with the news media, and announced via the casino’s website and social media channels.

“We are keeping the safety of our team members and guests at the forefront of our decision,” said Seneca Gaming Corporation President & CEO Kevin Nephew. “The weather conditions in and around Buffalo simply make it impossible for our team members to travel safely to and from Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Team members and guests currently on-site will be required to leave so that we can execute a safe and thorough temporary closure. From here, we will monitor the changing weather conditions and their impacts on travel before making a determination on when we will re-open.”

In the meantime, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca remain open, albeit with limited amenities. While many of the food and beverage outlets within the resorts either have closed or will close in the coming hours, others will remain open to accommodate hotel guests and other patrons who are on-site and those who may be arriving.  

“This is a significant weather event and we will make adjustments and announce any additional changes as conditions dictate,” Nephew said. “Our biggest wish is that everyone throughout the region stays safe as we ride out this storm together.”

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Seneca Gaming Corporation is a wholly owned, tribally chartered corporation of the Seneca Nation of Indians, which operates the Nation’s Class III casino gaming properties.  Since opening Seneca Niagara Casino in 2002, the corporation has built and invested in the community at large by providing three premier gaming and entertainment destinations in Western New York:  Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, NY, and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca, NY, as well as the award-winning championship Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston, NY.  Since 2002, the corporation has grown into one of the largest private sector employers in Western New York with over 3,000 employees across its three locations.  Seneca Gaming Corporation provides generous benefits including paid training, tuition reimbursement, paid free lunches, on-site health offices, employee discounts, and more.  Across all three world-class facilities guests are offered more than 5,100 slot machines, 125 table games, over 1,000 deluxe rooms and suites, luxurious spas & salons, award-winning fine dining, and high-end retail outlets. For more information, visit  

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