Tioga Downs Expands Gaming Floor in 10th Year of Operation

by Kyle Miller

Tioga DownsThe Tioga Downs is now offering even more gaming thanks to their expanded gaming floor.

When a casino venue is successful, they have to continue to offer quality gaming, entertainment, dining and more to ensure patrons come back time and time again. For many venues, when traffic increases, the venue must be expanded to meet customer needs. Casinos across the United States have been expanding over the years to deal with customer demands. In New York, the Tioga Downs racetrack recently began offering casino gaming after obtaining licensing and now has opened an expanded gaming floor.

More Space to Play

Now that Tioga Downs is offering additional gaming, there is even more space for players to enjoy their favorite games. The casino opened partially in December with additional gaming options and now even more table games are on offer. Players who visit the casino located in the Southern Tier will now have access to a total of 32 table games including roulette, craps and blackjack. Other table games provided include Big 6 Wheel, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker and 4 Card Poker.

On top of the traditional table games, there is a new live Poker Room onsite, featuring 12 gaming tables. Players can enjoy standard cash gaming as well as poker tournaments along with a Bad Beat progressive jackpot. The jackpot is currently sitting at over $60,000 so players have a good chance of winning a top poker prize.

On top of standard gaming, the poker site can also participate in regular promotions. Daily tournaments are in the works for the future, so players will have even more gaming options at the Tioga Downs.

With the new gaming options, the casino now offers 944 gaming machines. Each machine includes quality features such as bonus games, downloadable credits and touch screen capabilities. Top themes and titles are located on the gaming floor including games based on television shows like Ellen, House of Cards and Wheel of Fortune.

Changes Continue

The new gaming options are not the only area of the property that will see changes taking place. The Tioga Downs is currently working on a 161 guest room hotel. The hotel will open later on this year and will include spa services provided by Ageless Spa. The property will also include a new restaurant, P.J. Clarke’s, as well as an event center with 8,300 square feet in space. In 2018, the property will see a new golf course club house opening.

Scott Freeman, the General Manager and the President of Tioga Downs, stated that the team at the casino has been hard at work to continue with the expansion. The casino is so grateful for the continued patience of guests to the property as the transition to a full casino took place. Freeman continued to discuss changes for the property with the Harness Racing season taking place soon as well as the Summer Concert Series in the works.

The property is excited to see the next year take place as more people will be hired, including positions for table gaming dealers, beverage and food along with positions at the track. The property will continue to expand and offer even more for players over the coming months.

2016 marked the 10th anniversary of the property with the entertainment complex now offering casino gaming, live entertainment and harness racing. The facility was the first to obtain licensing for commercial casino gaming and shows now stopping of offering only quality options for visitors. It will be interesting to see how well the facility performs as the racing season begins as well as with the popular Summer Music Series.