Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tioga Downs Casino Celebrates Passage of Proposition #1

November 6, 2013

Contact: Linn Redder
Tioga Downs Marketing Director

Tioga Downs Casino Celebrates Passage of Proposition #1
Tioga Downs Casino and owner Jeffrey Gural wish to thank the voters of the Southern Tier for their overwhelming support toward the passage of Proposition #1 in Tuesday’s election, allowing for 4 full-scale casinos in Upstate New York. Tioga Downs will be applying for a license in the Southern Tier region. Tioga Downs plans to build a new 136 room hotel, events center and expand the gaming floor that will include table games and a poker room. Thursday morning preliminary preparation for the 275 space parking garage will begin and the groundbreaking to follow November 18th.
According to Jeff Gural, Chairman and CEO of American Racing and Entertainment, the expanded facility will provide over 600 construction jobs and 200 permanent jobs running the Casino and hotel complex.
 “We are very, very pleased with the passing of Prop 1. The results were overwhelming, especially from our surrounding counties that understand that legalizing full gaming will create jobs in the Southern Tier and have a positive impact on the economy. Tioga Downs Casino has been a good neighbor and will continue to give back to the Southern Tier,” said Gural. Additionally, the taxes paid by the new casino will greatly benefit education across the entire state.
Tioga Downs Casino will be holding a special day of activities and offers to celebrate the passage of Proposition #1, which will include the groundbreaking for the new parking structure and a special $5 buffet for the public all day in the County Fair Buffet. The festivities will be held on Monday, November 18th, with the groundbreaking scheduled for 2pm at Tioga Downs. There will be free cake for all customers following the ribbon cutting.

Tioga Downs Casino is located along the north side of NY Route 17/ I-86, two miles west of exit 62 in Nichols, NY.