In New York, Seneca Gaming Corporation has announced that it is spending up to $40 million updating its Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino near downtown Buffalo via the addition of a second floor complete with 300 new slots.

According to a report from the Buffalo Business First newspaper, the expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, which is owned by the Seneca Nation Of Indians and sits on its sovereign tribal land, began in January following over a year of planning and is expected to be completed by the spring of 2017. The work on the Erie County facility will also see it add ten gaming tables and a WD Bar And Grill restaurant alongside offices for senior members of staff including general manager Joanne Israel.

“I finally get an office with a window,” Israel told the newspaper. “I love the view.”

The Seneca Nation Of Indians is also responsible for the Seneca Niagara Resort And Casino in nearby Niagara Falls and Salamanca’s Seneca Allegany Resort And Casino and revealed that the expansion will see its workforce in Buffalo increase by 60% from 500 to more than 800.

Seneca Gaming Corporation invested $5 million earlier this year to bring an updated Western Door Steakhouse to its Seneca Niagara Resort And Casino and additionally revealed that it is planning more such upgrades in the coming months alongside renovations to its Seneca Allegany Resort And Casino.

“Every project makes our facilities better than they were,” Robert Chamberlain, Design And Construction Senior Vice-President for Seneca Gaming Corporation, told the newspaper.

Chamberlain declared that construction on the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is running ahead of schedule due to mild weather conditions while the finished development is to moreover see the venue offer patrons outdoor dining on patios with skyline views of Buffalo.

“It will feel like one big casino,” said Chamberlain. “Five minutes after it opens, it will feel like the casino has always been like this. The weather has been very good for this project.”