December 24, 2014
Developers that applied for one of the four available upstate New York casino licenses that were rejected are banding together. The two developers are working towards a plan that would allow for them to build their casino in the Southern Tier of the state.
The proposed Traditions Casino and Tioga Downs are the two groups behind the plan. They are working on a combined casino plan that would be built at the Tioga Downs Racino.
Seneca, Sullivan, and Schenectady counties were approved as casino locations by the state gaming board. Of the 13 proposed casinos that were denied, only Tioga and Traditions were interested in building a casino in the Southern Tier.
There is only one remaining casino license available. The board ultimately decided against granting the finial license in order to over flooding the state's gaming market.
Traditions and Tioga remain hopeful that their joint casino will help change the board's mind.
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