Tioga Downs

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

A full casino is in the cards for the Southern Tier. New York’s Gaming Facility Location Board endorsed a plan from Tioga Downs Wednesday. The venue applied unsuccessfully for a license last year, but state officials say this bid is different.

Tioga Downs only bidder for Southern Tier casino

Jul 7, 2015
Bret Jaspers / WSKG News


The contest for a full casino license in the Southern Tier is now in the review stage and Tioga Downs in Tioga County is the only bidder.

Matt Martin / WSKG

Tioga Downs, the Southern Tier horse racing and gaming club, has announced plans to expand by purchasing the Tioga Country Club. It’s just the latest push to strengthen their bid for a full casino license from the state.

Tioga Downs will only purchase the club if it receives the full casino gaming license from the state. Developers at Tioga Downs are hoping the planned expansion will strengthen their application for a casino license.