For a man whose history with casino gaming goes back some 20 years, G. Michael “Mickey” Brown looks at the New Year’s Eve opening of the Seneca Niagara Casino as the latest chapter in his legacy.
Opening the casino was no small feat. Consider that when the current football season began, the facility, the former Niagara Falls Convention Center, was still being used as just that – a convention center.
Now, 109 days and $80 million later, the venue has been transformed into a state-of-the-art casino, home to 88,000 square feet of gaming space where visitors can play cards at 95 different tables or play one of 2,650 slot machines.
That doesn’t include nearly 30,000 square feet of restaurant, bar and concession space.
The casino is being viewed as the major economic development catalyst in Niagara Falls, bigger than the falls themselves. Many feel the casino is the last hope …