The $20 million gaming license fee for the Tioga Downs Casino is being
distributed. The money will go to support public schools, the six counties
around the casino, and a municipality.
On Friday an announcement was made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that schools across the
state will be receiving $16 million from the casino licensing fee. $1 million
will also go to both the town of Nichols and Tioga County.
Population of nearby counties will determine the amount that they will receive.
$1.4 million will be given to Broome County. $706,934 will go to Tompkins
County. $289,556 will be paid to Chemung County. $139,328 will go to Wayne
County. Lastly $69,528 will be paid to Schuyler County.
Three weeks ago the former race track only venue reopened as a racino offering
Vegas style gaming in addition to racing.
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