It was released on Facebook earlier that Tiogo Downs Casino satisfied a threshold requirement of the guidelines established by the New York State Gaming Commission by submitting its $1 million application fee in advance of a mandatory applicant conference.
Located in the Southern Tier of New York at the gateway to the Finger Lakes, Tioga Downs has long been partnering with community institutions and facilities - not just in anticipation of its application for a full gaming license, but rather consistent with its commitment to genuine relationships.
"Responsible, realistic growth based on longstanding partnerships with our neighbors and area civic organizations is how we've always operated," said Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing & Entertainment, which owns Tioga Downs. "We are already expanding, with a new indoor parking garage now under construction and recently announced destination attractions scheduled for the 2014 winter holiday season."
Tioga Downs, in addition to its many long-standing local partnerships, last week announced its first annual WinterFest destination attraction to run from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.
Tioga Downs Casino also announced an option agreement with the Tioga Country Club, which Tioga Downs will operate if awarded a Gaming Facility License under the Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act of 2013.
Said Jeff Gural, "This facility and its application are uniquely positioned - geographically, economically, and certainly in terms of timing - to provide the most realistic and most responsible benefits to the Southern Tier and all of New York State as soon as possible. Our employees, neighbors, and supporters are eagerly looking forward to the rest of this deliberate application process."
From Tioga Downs Publicity Department