Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel

Salamanca, NY

Phase 1: 120,460 SF casino
Phase 2: parking garage for 1,850 vehicles
Phase 3: 165,000 SF casino & 345,000 SF 212 room, 11-level hotel
Phase 5: 11-level, 220 room hotel tower addition

$500 million

2001 - Phase 1 (gaming)
2003 - Phase 2 (parking garage)
2007 - Phase 3 (hotel and spa, gaming expansion)
2013 - Phase 4 (hotel expansion)


JCJ Architecture has proudly worked with the Seneca Nation of Indians since 2000, providing award-winning, master planning, architecture and interior design services on multiple projects and sites.

For Phase 1 of the Seneca Allegany Casino project, JCJ designed a temporary casino facility to generate capital for the building project as quickly as possible. The 120,460 square foot facility was designed and completed in just 5 months. While construction of this facility was wrapping up, work began on a 1,850-vehicle parking garage and planning kicked off for future expansions. 

Phase 3 features 68,000 square feet of gaming with more than 2,200 slot machines and 40 table games, poker room, non-smoking casino and high-limit gaming area. Amenities include a full casino bar, casual dining, the Seneca's signature steakhouse, Italian fine dining, and 24-hour grab and go. This phase included renovation of Phase 1 to create a multi purpose convention space that would accommodate everything from concerts and sporting events, to meetings and regional conventions. 

The property was designed to embody the culture of Seneca’s ‘Eight Clans’ with tell the story of How Fire Came to the Six Nations. Local Native American artists were commissioned to create unique pieces of art placed throughout the property.

The Phase 4 hotel tower addition opened in 2013 and accommodates the growing demand for overnight stays at this popular gaming destination.

The Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel has been recognized by Casino Player Magazine for  “Best Rooms-First Place,” and “Best Suites-First Place,” as well as “Best Overall Gaming Resort,” “Best Pool,” “Best Spa”  and “Best Hotel.”

JCJ's approach to this project has been featured in Casino Enterprise Management.