Tioga County is Among Five Possible Casino Sites in New York
New York State Senate Republicans are proposing five casinos on non-Native American land that would have table games like black jack and roulette. Currently non-tribal casinos are limited to video gaming terminals.
Tioga County, which is home to Tioga Downs video gaming casino and harness track in Nichols, is on the list of possible future Las Vegas style casino sites. Aside from Tioga County, up to three proposed casinos could be located in the Catskills, one near Albany and one in Westchester County or Queens. Two video gaming sites are proposed for Long Island.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he wanted to locate casinos on non-tribal sites outside of New York City.
The Governor recently struck deals with the Mohawk and Oneida nations that preserves their casinos as the sole gaming facilities in their regions in exchange for payments to the state and counties and a portion of the gaming revenues.