January 17, 2015
New York's Southern Tier is the only area that is designated for the for remaining state casino license. However, only one applicant has shown interest in obtaining it.
On Tuesday, the state gaming board gave permission to begin the casino license bidding process again.
Three of the four licenses had been awarded. Schenectady, the Finger Lakes, and the Catskills were areas that had been approved for the casino licenses. However the Southern Tier was not given a license. Even with two applicants that had shown interest in the region.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo requested that the board reopen the bidding for the Southern Tier.
Tioga Downs racino intends to apply after their previous bid is revised.
Kevin Law is the location board chairman. He is hopeful that other applications will be submitted as well.
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