The Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, located in Salamanca, NY, is the region’s best casino/resort/home for entertainment/fine dining/getaway in Western New York. The town of Salamanca is right in the middle of the Seneca Nation of Native American Indians. Salamanca, though remote, is centrally located between several major cities (65 miles from Buffalo, NY, 110 miles to Toronto, ON, and 140 miles to Pittsburgh, PA). This quaint little town, with a population just over 6000, is home to the finest casino around.
Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is more than just a casino. It is an experience. When you first drive upon it you will not believe your eyes. At first glance it appears to be an oasis. For miles around, there isn’t much to see, other than the beautiful forests and landscape, and then…BOOM, a massive structure that looks as if it was magically transplanted from the Vegas Strip. This visual beacon of welcoming desires is a sight to behold.
The building occupies more than 68,000 square feet of space and is home to over 2000 slot machines as well as dozens of table games. There is something for everyone, from the rookie beginner to the experienced whale. There are both smoking and non-smoking casinos to appeal to everyone’s taste. First timers may feel intimidated, but you needn’t. Everyone is friendly and more than happy to answer all questions that you may have.
The casino offers many rewards and ongoing promotions. There’s the Players Club Card (free) that keeps track of how many points you’ve earned and allows you can exchange them for free dining or concert tickets, among many other options. During the week of your birthday you can give it a whirl on the Birthday Spin-N-Win wheel that offers you the chance to win slot machine credits. They even reward new patrons with free casino dollars, just for signing up.
Once you’ve had your feel of gambling, there are many other opportunities within this casino. They are home to two of the most palate-envious restaurants found anywhere. Patria, the Italian restaurant, is Italian cuisine for those who love Italian cuisine done right. It is comparable to eating real world pasta in Venice. Their numerous chefs will cater to your every edible request and make your dining experience truly memorable.
If you prefer steak to pasta then you should try The Western Door. It is a steakhouse like no other. You can order every cut of beef, sides to make your mouth water for days on end, and the ambience is par excellence. This place entertains all five senses at once. While there you have to try the Boston Bibb Salad. Hands down the best salad you will ever eat.
A third dining option is to go to the buffet. Thunder Mountain Buffet is a globe-spanning taste bud ride through some of the finest foods the world has to offer. Chinese, Italian, meat and potatoes, these are just the basics. This buffet has so much more. Some of the standouts include their cornbread and the dessert tables; full of every imaginable pie, cake, and sweet-tooth tasty treat you would want.
After dinner there are still many things left to do. Several times a month they will feature live entertainment at the Events Center. In the past few months they have had big name performers like the Goo Goo Dolls, Tony Orlando, and even Howie Mandel. The Events Center seats approximately 2000 people and affords you an intimate setting to enjoy some great acts.
Still need more convincing to visit? Maybe you want to check out their full-service salon and spa. Every form of pampering can be found here. You can relax and have the stress-of-the-day be massaged away by highly capable hands. Or you could visit one of the saunas, the steam room, or the whirlpool. If you have a knotted muscle or ache and pain, they have the immediate cure for you.
By now you will be all tuckered out from a day full of pure enjoyment. What to do? You can check into one of their casino’s more than 200 rooms. All rooms feature bathrooms that are state-of-the-art, not your typical humdrum amenities. The showers alone are worth the overnight stay. Now go to bed and relax…or get up and go gamble some more! It’s all up to you. It’s a trip well worth taking and a memory just waiting to be made.
For more information, please visit them online at www.senecaalleganycasino.com or a representative can be reached at 1-888-913-3377. For more information about the Seneca Indians, please visit www.sni.org.