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LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Legislature voted Tuesday to endorse state legislation to place a private casino in downtown Niagara Falls.

The measure, which was tabled two weeks ago, was unanimously approved this time.

“If the county received 25 percent of the slot machine revenues from the [Seneca Niagara] casino, there would be no [county] property tax,” said Majority Leader Richard E. Updegrove, R-Lockport. “That’s why this resolution is so important.”

The measure was tabled for fear that it might harm the hopes of settling the rift between the state and the Senecas that has denied the City of Niagara Falls $60 million in casino money.