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    Seneca Niagara Balcony Slots POOF!

    Walking in from the parking garage yesterday, every patron could be heard saying "What happened?" The balcony was empty and dark. All slots removed...100%.

    "Promotions" is being moved to the balcony. I'm not sure if this is temporary due to renovations on the hotel side of the casino or a permanent relocation. Those who know weren't talking, and those who were talking, don't know.


    I would assume this is temporary due to renovations on the other side. What casino operators in their right mind would take this this much slot space permanently off the floor?

    It's funny to watch regulars (myself included) walking in to a casino and seeing some of their favorite slots missing and/or moved. Now I know how the dog feels when his dish is moved.

    The main floor was active too. Many machines shut down, and many others blocking the aisles. I suppose they are replacing some of the low-play slots there with the favorites from the balcony.

    Despite all that, had a good day. No big wins but enough little ones to return home with exactly was I brought with me. That's winning. Going back again today for more. Third-Wednesday of the month is "Heroes Buffet." Vets and military get free buffet.

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    This is very disappointing. I truly hope it’s only part of the renovations. We come to Seneca Niagara 4 to 5 times a year and stay for the weekend. At one time, Seneca used to have over 3,600 slots. Now I think they only have around 2,800ish. Part of the draw for us is the huge slot floor. For as big as Seneca is, it will be a shame if they keep lowering the amount of slots on the floor having all that space. So many games we loved to play are gone, and quite frankly, a lot of the new games just are terrible. If Seneca gets into the low 2,000’s for slots, it will be time for us to start playing more at our other casino options because as far as slot go, Seneca will no longer have the huge slot floor that set them apart from other options. Plus, that balcony is a damn fun place to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twenty4seven View Post
    This is very disappointing. I truly hope it’s only part of the renovations. We come to Seneca Niagara 4 to 5 times a year and stay for the weekend. At one time, Seneca used to have over 3,600 slots. Now I think they only have around 2,800ish. Part of the draw for us is the huge slot floor. For as big as Seneca is, it will be a shame if they keep lowering the amount of slots on the floor having all that space. So many games we loved to play are gone, and quite frankly, a lot of the new games just are terrible. If Seneca gets into the low 2,000’s for slots, it will be time for us to start playing more at our other casino options because as far as slot go, Seneca will no longer have the huge slot floor that set them apart from other options. Plus, that balcony is a damn fun place to play.
    I suspect this is a result of the renovations and is temporary. New construction is going on everywhere, and what has been revealed so far is really impressive, especially the hotel side of the casino.

    As far as classic slots disappearing, that has been happening everywhere. But based on my observation, Seneca still has more of the classics than any other place in the neighborhood. The explanations for the disappearance of the older ones are well known. It ranges from lack of software support from the manufacturers to lack of replacement hardware for the games and machines themselves.

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    Thanks Bonus. I saw in your other post that the slots will not be returning to the balcony. I agree if they add the sports book and put promotions up there, it will be a huge draw. It will also open even more space on the main casino floor. I agree Seneca Niagara does still have a fair selection of some of the older games. My fear is eventual elimination which I hope never happens. I know it is happening everywhere, and I have tried to find some new games that I like. Usually I end up liking 1 out of every 10. Mostly it’s the bet size that keeps going higher, but the pays are just awful. I love Seneca so I hope they really keep the right balance. Hope you won again today.

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    We will be making our first trip to Niagara Falls, and are staying three nights at Fallsview Casino. Is it worth driving over to Seneca to play too? We have never been to either one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chocttaw1 View Post
    We will be making our first trip to Niagara Falls, and are staying three nights at Fallsview Casino. Is it worth driving over to Seneca to play too? We have never been to either one.


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    I think you should definitely make the stop. The casinos are so close, you can see one from the other. You might even consider spending one of your nights there. If not, cross over the Rainbow bridge for a few hours during your stay.

    I consider both Fallsview and Seneca locals, and enjoy each of them. Both are within a 15 minute drive for me. Again, it's all about preferences.

    Some local folks prefer Seneca for the complimentary alcohol beverages and smoking. Fallsview is 100% non-smoking and patrons pay a lot for alcoholic drinks. Non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary but are sometimes hard to get because the place is always so busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonus Times View Post
    I think you should definitely make the stop. The casinos are so close, you can see one from the other. You might even consider spending one of your nights there. If not, cross over the Rainbow bridge for a few hours during your stay.

    I consider both Fallsview and Seneca locals, and enjoy each of them. Both are within a 15 minute drive for me. Again, it's all about preferences.

    Some local folks prefer Seneca for the complimentary alcohol beverages and smoking. Fallsview is 100% non-smoking and patrons pay a lot for alcoholic drinks. Non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary but are sometimes hard to get because the place is always so busy.
    Confirmed this morning. Slot machines will NOT be returned to the balcony. The balcony will be repurposed, starting with Promotions.

    Edited to add this: Heard on the way out today that as part of the repurposing, new sports booking will be placed on the mezzanine as well. If true, that would be a huge boost for the casino and possibly a huge draw. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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    It is absolutely worth going over to Seneca Niagara. It’s a great property. I have seen many of the renovations and they will just enhance the property even more. Besides a big slot floor and table games, Seneca has great food options, the best comps out of anywhere I play, lots of shops, free alcohol while you play, as well as other things. I am no high roller by any means and I still get free rooms even on the weekends, plenty of free food and slot play, and some special invites. Because they are a tribal casino, we will never know their payback percentage, but overall I feel I get a fair gamble. It really is a great time, at least for us.

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    Thanks for the info Twenty4seven and Bonus Times


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