Since opening their first casino in Niagara Falls in 2002, the Seneca Nation and the Seneca Gaming Corporation has won a number of awards for their casinos and hotels.

The most recent awards came from Native Business Magazine and the Casino Entertainment Awards.

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Native Business Magazine has named Seneca Gaming Corporation President and CEO Holly Gagnon one of their 30 top CEO’s.

Gagnon is one of only a handful of female CEO’s in the gaming industry. Her 26 years of experience has taught Gagnon that the guest experience comes first, and that employee engagement and to drive for superior results.

A founding board member of Global Gaming Women, Gagnon is a Certified Public Accountant, who earned her Bachelor of Science from Bentley University in Massachusetts and her Masters of Business Administration from Chaminade University in Honolulu. She is also a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Board of Directors and a former member of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.


At the recent Casino Entertainment Awards in Las Vegas, Executive Director of Entertainment and Special Events Christian Printup was presented with the Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year Award. Joining the Seneca Gaming Corporation in 2016, Printup brings years of experience in working with signing some of the biggest acts in the entertainment business.

Most recently, Printup helped to set new attendance records when he brought Hammer’s House Party and Time McGraw to the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino for summer outdoor concerts. Selling out months in advance, the Tim McGraw concert brought over 5,000 Country music fans to the Niagara Falls area.

The Seneca Gaming Corporation operates the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, NY, the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino in Salamanca, and the Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo; all in the western New York area. The SGC is one of the largest private sector employers in Western New York with some 4,000 employees serving around 15 million visitors each year.


Photos courtesy of the Seneca Gaming Corporation and the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino