Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 6:42:41 AM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

SUNY Broome Learns about Running a Casino

Those who are pushing for fracking in New York State often talk about the badly needed economic boost which they say such gas extraction will bring to this area. But economic stimulus is also often mentioned by those who support an expansion of gaming in this area.

On Thursday, Tioga Downs was offering lessons on all that.

Students and faculty at SUNY Broome learned about the inner workings of a casino operation, from Tioga Downs Director of Operations, Jeff Townsend.

Students got to hear about how much it costs to run a casino, where revenue goes, and different gaming licenses.  Townsend also explained how much has changed in the past six years after New York passed a law allowing video lottery terminals at racetracks,  and the recent passing of Proposition One.

"A lot of students here today, a lot of faculty here today. A lot of questions ranging from different types of slot machines, how to use a player's card, what you might expect in terms of security," said Director of Casino Operations Jeff Townsend.

"And I didn't realize there were different levels of allowance given to casinos to have different level games," said SUNY Broome student, David Stuart.

Townsend also spoke on the future plans of Tioga Downs with their new parking garage to be completed in October of 2014 and their plans to build a hotel and additional restaurants.

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: BCC, Binghamton, Broome County or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Supporting Mental Health in the Southern Tier VIEW VIDEO
According to officials from the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, an estimated 25% of American families are affected by diagnosable mental illness, but only one in five people with an... more

Body Cameras Being Issued to Broome County Sheriffs VIEW VIDEO
The Broome County Sheriff's office has announced that body cameras will be issued this week to all law enforcement uniformed personnel in the agency.   The office announced that personnel are in... more

BOCES Official Reacts to New State Budget Allocations for Local Schools VIEW VIDEO
Details are trickling in on the new state budget, expected to be finalized before midnight. This afternoon school districts received what are called runs, or the amount of school aid they are set... more

New Opportunity in Vestal for those Seeking Jobs in Healthcare VIEW VIDEO
Looking for a job in healthcare? There are about 100 available at one soon-to-open facility. Today the Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center held a job fair inside the India Cultural... more

Johnson City High School Principal Named NYS Principal of the Year VIEW VIDEO
Johnson City High school's principal has a new title.     The school's principal Kimberly Beukema is now the New York State Principal of the Year, according to the Administrators Association of... more

Vestal High School Principal Placed on Administrative Leave VIEW VIDEO
The principal of Vestal High School has been placed on administrative leave after the district says she is requesting retirement benefits beyond which she is entitled to. In a letter to school... more

Police Identify Body Found in Susquehanna River VIEW VIDEO
Police have identified the body found in the Susquehanna River on Sunday night. Broome County Sheriffs say the man identified is 21-year-old Ryan L. Bell of Tompkins County. Bell has no... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...