The New York Casino Location Board met Wednesday afternoon to make recommendations as to which casinos should apply for full gaming licenses.  Neither Tioga Downs in Tioga County or Traditions in the Town of Union were recommended to receive those licenses.

The Location Board recommended that Lago Entertainment should apply for a full license casino in Tyre, which is located at the northern tip of Cayuga Lake in Seneca County.  Lago plans to create a $425 million development which will create thousands of jobs.

In the Catskills/Hudson Valley region, the board recommended granting of the license to Montreign Resorts who will develop an 80,000 square foot hotel and casino in the Town of Thompson in Sullivan County.

In the Capital region, the license was awarded to Rivers Casino and Resort who will create a 40 acre riverfront development in Schenectady.

Tioga Down and Traditions spent millions of dollars in attempts to persuade the board to choose them for the full gaming licenses.