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Phase II re-opening for all Seneca Gaming and Entertainment locations begins on Wednesday, September 2nd! During Phase II opening, Bingo will become operational with specified times, prices and payouts along with Gaming Machines being operational with limited capacity to enforce social distancing. Jazzy's Place (Salamanca) /Concessions (Irving) will be operational during the hours of bingo with a limited menu. Phase II guidelines and procedures have an undetermined ending date or transition into the next Phase of re-opening. We thank you for your cooperation and devotion to help keep others and our team members safe.

  • Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is now open. Learn about our phased opening and safety measures.
  • The Seneca Nation said Monday it plans to reopen its casinos, including its Salamanca location, beginning next week. In a news release, the Seneca Nation outlined parts of its reopening plan, which will include operating at reduced capacity with “strict protocols in place to protect the health and safety of guests and workers.” The move.

Our Seneca Gaming and Entertainment team has been working diligently on new procedures to keep you safe during your visits to our locations. We have implemented the following procedures to keep you safe:

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino will reopen July 2 as part of a phased reopening of Seneca Nation’s Western New York gaming operations. Seneca Gaming & Entertainment will reopen. And last updated 3:34 PM, May 22, 2020 SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Seneca Nation is planning a phased reopening of its gaming operations starting next month. According to a news release issued on. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls was the first to open on June 18. Responsible and systematic reopening of our gaming facilities,” Seneca Nation President Rickey Armstrong, Sr.

  • Enforcing Social Distancing in all areas of each facility.

  • Limiting the occupancy within the facility.

  • Health Checks upon entering the facility. Guest must have below a 100.4⁰ temperature to enter.

  • Enhanced cleaning throughout the facility.

  • Installation of plexiglass at all workstations to reduce contact with team members.

  • Gloves required for all eligible employees who are working in direct contact with guests.

  • Issuance of reusable stylists/pencils to avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces (While supplies last.)

  • Health screening of all employees.

  • Enhanced training and instruction of all employees.

  • Seneca Elite Card Required to play Bingo.
  • No Scheduled BusTours until further notice.
  • First Come, FirstServe limited seating capacity for each bingo session.
    • Traveler must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival on territory, or
    • Traveler must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival on territory,and
    • Traveler must, upon arrival on territory, quarantine for three days. and
    • On day 4 of their quarantine, traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
  • Travelers from bordering states are exempt from the travel advisory. New York residents who travel out of state for less than 24 hours are also exempt.

You as a guest in our facility have the obligation to play responsibly and keep you and others safe. To do so we have developed these guidelines that will be enforced to ensure a safe gaming experience for you and others. Temporarily, until further notice the guidelines that all guests must be adhered to are as follows:

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  • Face Mask will be required at all times.
  • Temporarily No Smoking within the facility.

  • Practice Social Distancing.

  • Promote proper hygiene by washing your hands frequently.

  • Must have a temperature below 100.4⁰.

  • If you feel sick or display signs of illness please stay home.

  • Food and drink may only be consumed in designated areas.


What is currently Closed in Phase II Opening:

  • Poker (Salamanca/Niagara Falls)

  • Retail (Irving/Salamanca)

We look forward to welcoming you back!

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NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK—BUFFALO, NEW YORK—SALAMANCA, NEW YORK: (June 9, 2020) After 15 weeks of closure due to the novel coronavirus crisis, Seneca Resorts & Casinos is pleased to announce Phase I of its return to operations will begin Thursday, June 18 with the opening of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.


Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is the only Seneca Resorts & Casinos property to open at this time, with strict protocols in place to protect the health and safety of guests and team members alike, including limited slot machines, no table games and minimal food and beverage service and seating to promote social distancing. Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino’s phased opening is set for Thursday, June 25 with Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino opening the following week on Thursday, July 2.

“After this unprecedented and unsettling time in our community, we look forward to welcoming back our dear guests and friends,” said David Sheridan, Interim CEO and CFO, Seneca Gaming Corporation. “The health and safety of our team members, guests, and their families continues to be our highest priority.”

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During this closure, which began on March 16, the Seneca Resorts & Casinos team has established a comprehensive plan informed by public health experts and CDC guidance to adapt all front-facing and back-of-house procedures to maintain a safe and fun environment. The plan, which can be accessed in full here includes protocols for social distancing, disinfecting measures, and wellness screenings for both team members and guests.

“We are confident in opening Seneca Resorts & Casinos in phases while implementing the most comprehensive steps across all of our departments to ensure an effective return to operations while protecting everyone in the facility,” Sheridan said. “We look forward to reconnecting with our extended Seneca family…from a distance.”

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“In addition to all of our guest communications, we are outlining all of our new internal procedures and protocols to our team members through extensive training,” said Lori V. Quigley, Chairwoman, Seneca Gaming Corporation Board of Directors. “We will be closely monitoring these procedures and protocols, and we will take a measured approach as we expand our offerings after successfully opening this initial phase.”

Highlights of the Phase I reopening plan include:

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  • Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will operate at reduced capacity in order to maintain social distancing for guests and employees.
  • Hotel operations as well as the spa and salon will remain closed.
  • Most restaurants will remain closed. Morrie’s, now temporarily located in the hotel lobby area, will provide grab-n-go options only, no sit-down dining. Blues Burger will also offer grab-n-go options and socially distanced sit-down dining.
  • Odds & Ends will be the only retail open.
  • Some slot machines will be open to allow for appropriate social distancing. There will be no table games available at this time.
  • STIR and The Lobby Bar are closed. Aces bar and the former KENO bar (near the Sports Lounge) will serve non-alcoholic drinks with strict social distancing measures in place. No alcohol will be offered. Beverage service - including water, soda, coffee and tea - will be provided.
  • The Sports Lounge will be open for placement of wagers at kiosks only; no counter service will be available.
  • Resort hours of operation will also be limited to 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Before you arrive, please visit our website for “what you need to know before you go” and a message from Seneca Resorts & Casinos. Guests will be expected to adhere to a variety of new regulations established to keep them as safe as possible during their visit.

Seneca Resorts & Casinos will continue to provide updated information on the phased reopening process on its website. Please check back regularly at:,, and

Seneca Resorts & Casinos consists of three Class III premier gaming and resort facilities, which include 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 awardwinning championship Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston, NY. Across all three resort properties, guests can indulge with 20 delicious dining destinations, 12 exciting bars, over 5,200 slots, over 140 table games, and 2 AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotels with over 1,000 deluxe rooms and suites. All of the resorts & casinos are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. More information is available by calling 1-877-8-SENECA (1-877-873-6322) or visiting

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