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Expansion of Casino Gambling in Upstate New York

Expanded casino gambling:  The issue is on the ballot this November and officials at Tioga Downs are stressing the positives of Proposition One, which would bring full gaming to upstate New York.

If Tioga Downs expands, it will add a 136-room hotel and could impact 1,000 new local jobs.

If Proposition One passes, the head of Tioga Downs says his venue is a logical location for a full-scale casino.

"Someplace else you've got to go find a site, make sure the community is not against it, get zoning, get environmental approvals, hire an architect. In my mind people need jobs in 2014, not 2018," said Jeff Gural, Chairman and CEO of American Racing Entertainment.

Supporters of Proposition One also point to increased revenues for New York State aid to education and new revenue sharing with all state counties.





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