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Casino License Fee Called Too High

The lobbying group for local racinos, such as Tioga Downs, says recent negotiations for new casino proposals could favor bigger gaming companies from out of state. The New York Gaming Association revealed recent proposals include a $50 million dollar upfront license fee for... Read More.

Cuomo Reiterates Support For Upstate Casinos

Governor Andrew Cuomo reiterated his support for allowing three non-Indian casinos in upstate New York, but said this week he would be open to pushing back the date for a public vote on the proposal until 2014. Cuomo has pushed for the legalization of... Read More.

Nichol's Kirby Park Re-Opens

The Village of Nichols' historic Kirby Park will officially re-open on Saturday. The park suffered in the wake of Tropical Storm Lee, but over $153,000 in federal and state funding, local business grants and donations, and community contributions have allowed the park to be... Read More.

Record Revenues at Tioga Downs

Tioga Downs Casino has announced a record fiscal year. The casino announced Thursday that their gross gaming revenues were $61 million, a two percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Over $23.7 million was generated for education during this period, an increase of 3... Read More.

Tioga Downs Announces Summer Concerts

Tioga Downs has announced the lineup for their 2013 Summer Concert Series. The series starts off on May 31st with a show by Tony Orlando. Gretchen Wilson follows him with a show in mid-June, and Michael McDonald will be the feature act in the... Read More.

Tioga Downs Job Fair Draws Hundreds

Tioga Downs was filled with visitors Monday, although many were there looking for a new job, rather than a big jackpot. Hundreds of applicants flooded the lobby of the racino, hoping to fill one of the 60 full- and part-time positions available in the casino... Read More.

Tioga Downs Receives Tax Abatement Approval

Local officials met last night to decide whether or not they will grant a tax abatement package which would allow Tioga Downs to construct a six-story hotel and convention center. The Tioga county Industrial Development Agency's Board of Directors considered a resolution which would authorize... Read More.

Busy Week for Tioga County Police

It's been a busy week for crime fighters in Tioga County, after a meth lab bust on Tuesday, and a CVS Pharmacy robbery on Wednesday. Now, local law enforcement officials are adding a third high profile case, to what's seemingly been a week of early... Read More.

Tioga Chamber Dinner Tonight at Tioga Downs

Tonight will mark the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce's annual Dinner and Community Awards. The ceremony will take place at 5:30 tonight, and for the first time ever, will be held at Tioga Downs. This is one of the Chamber's biggest events of the... Read More.