Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:30:54 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Casino Bidders Hopeful with Thinning Competition

With a thinning field of competitors,  there are two venues left vying for a license from the state to operate a Casino in the Southern Tier:
Both Tioga Downs in Nichols and Traditions at the Glen in Johnson City have paid a one million dollar application fee to the state, with Vista Hospitality Group backing out of the race, both venues feel an increased chance to  win  the bid and license.

Bill Walsh (traditions team): "We have a pretty unique setting up here. 500 acres in the middle of a town with all the amenities that you would need to make a casino successful here. we have the hotel, spa, and golf course. It's all on site here."

Jeff Gural (Tioga Downs Chairman): "I think we have an excellent chance just because there are now two competitors assuming there is no surprise tomorrow,  which I don't think there will be but I think the project enthusiasts are not in the Southern Tier and all their customers would come from existing casinos in the Northern Tier ."
The acutal gaming license itself could cost up to 35 million dollars in the Southern Tier.


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

blog comments powered by Disqus

Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet

Additional Articles

Lesko: Are Money Beliefs Keeping You From Wealth? VIEW VIDEO
Jason: What holds people back from becoming wealthy? Greg Lesko from  Lesko Financial says--it could be "all in your head." Greg.   Greg: Thanks Jason. Many people heard early in life that "money... more

Michele Harris' Boyfriend Testifies in Cal Harris Trial VIEW VIDEO
The state calls three witnesses on Wednesday as testimony continues in the trial of Cal Harris. Harris is the Town of Spencer man accused of killing his wife Michele who disappeared in September of... more

A Local Metal Distributor is Expanding VIEW VIDEO
Pacemaker Steel and Piping in Johnson City is planning on expanding its operation. The company has received more than 220-thousand dollars in grants from the economic development council and is... more

Voters in Chenango Forks Central School District Pass Bus Proposition VIEW VIDEO
Residents in the Chenango Forks Central School District have passed a proposition to purchase new buses for the district.     The Bus Proposition will not exceed 678 thousand dollars and the... more

New Binghamton Company Seeks to Help Businesses Grow Through Power of Advertising VIEW VIDEO
A new local business is looking to be your one stop shop for all your company's digital needs. Digital Orbit is a full service digital ad agency that's located in Binghamton. Its mission is to help... more

High School Students Compete in Science Fair VIEW VIDEO
Have you ever thought about the effects of pesticides on  vitamin C levels in fruit? Or how ocean temperatures affect hurricane strength? A science fair was held tonight at Johnson City High... more

Solar Power Advocates Are Disappointed With Policy Changes VIEW VIDEO
Solar power advocates say some recent decisions by the state  have hurt the economics of solar in New York and are taking their case to the governor. The solar advocates say in December, the... more

Click here for more local news...icon



 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...