Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in New York has been named one of the Best Casinos Outside of Las Vegas in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The facility finished sixth overall, with no other casinos within 450 miles finishing in the top 10.
In late July, a panel of industry experts and editors selected Seneca Niagara as one of 20 nominees for the award and opened a month-long public vote to decide the 10 best.
Kevin Nephew, Seneca Gaming Corp. President and CEO, said: "It’s like we say, nothing else comes close, and people from across the country clearly recognize that. This recognition from USA TODAY is a credit to our team members."
"Knowing that so many people who visit Seneca Niagara truly enjoy everything our resort has to offer and see us as the best is very special. We are very grateful for the support and enthusiasm our guests have shown us over the past two decades," he added.
Nominees for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards are chosen by a panel of experts. The nomination panel for the “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” award included: Christopher Parr, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pursuitist; Lisa Robertson-Dziedzic, Publisher and Editor-in-chief of Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazines; Melanie Reffes, journalist at USA TODAY.
Located just blocks away from the world-famous Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino opened on December 31, 2002, following a $100 million makeover of the former Niagara Falls Convention & Civic Center, and added its 26-story AAA Four Diamond Award hotel tower in 2005.
Today, the resort features 147,000 square feet of gaming action, including more than 2,600 slot machines, more than 60 table games, and the Seneca Sports Lounge. In addition, the resort offers guests 10 dining destinations; live entertainment in both the Seneca Events Center and the Bear’s Den Showroom; 604 deluxe hotel rooms and suites; spa, salon, and medical spa treatments at The Spa at Seneca; and signature cocktails at STIR feature bar and Lounge 101.
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