Seneca Resorts & Casinos to Celebrate Total Solar Eclipse on April 8

Public events planned at Seneca Niagara, Seneca Allegany and Seneca Buffalo Creek casinos

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK-SALAMANCA, NEW YORK-BUFFALO, NEW YORK (February 26, 2024) – Seneca Resorts & Casinos will be the place to be on Monday, April 8 when Western New York is in the direct path of a rare total solar eclipse, a celestial event that hasn’t occurred in the area in close to a century and will not happen again for another 120 years.

Each of the Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties has planned special community events open to the public to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event.

“The eclipse is going to be the event of a lifetime, and we want to celebrate with the Western New York community and those visiting from around the world in a way none of us will forget,” Seneca Gaming Corporation President & CEO Kevin Nephew said. “From Niagara Falls to Buffalo to Salamanca, we’ll have something that everyone can enjoy as we all take in something we won’t see happen again until 2144.”

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca will both host outdoor community events open to all ages from 2 PM to 5 PM. Both events will feature food trucks, outdoor games, live entertainment and more.

The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino event will take place in a viewing area set up in Seneca Square, located outside the resort’s 4th Street entrance, while the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino celebration will be located in the large rear parking lot.

For the 21 and over crowd, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo will host an epic eclipse viewing party from 2 PM to 5 PM with outdoor games, live entertainment and food specials. This event will take place in the front parking lot.

A cash bar will be available for guests 21 and older at each event. Lawn chairs are encouraged for comfortable seating, and guests are encouraged to dress accordingly for the weather, as all the eclipse-related activities will be outside.

The first 200 guests at each event will receive a commemorative eclipse t-shirt, and a limited number of commemorative viewing glasses will be available at each location while supplies last.

“Fun and excitement is what we deliver at Seneca Resorts & Casinos and that’s what guests attending our eclipse viewing parties can expect,” said Melissa Free, Chief Marketing Officer, Seneca Gaming Corporation. “We welcome our neighbors in the community as well as those visiting the area for this occasion to share this once-in-a-generation moment with us.”

For more information on the special eclipse celebrations taking place at the three Seneca Resorts & Casino properties, visit,, or

Seneca Resorts & Casinos consists of three Class III premier gaming and resort facilities, including 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. Across all three resort properties, guests can indulge in 20 delicious dining destinations, 12 exciting bars, over 5,100 slots, over 125 table games, and two 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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