Tioga Downs Casino
Since acquiring and reopening Tioga Downs more than a decade ago, owner Jeff Gural has created an entertainment destination unlike any other in the Southern Tier of New York. After a gaming license pursuit that spanned more than three years, Tioga Downs officially opened the new casino in December.
The new gaming floor features 30 long-awaited table games, including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette, as well as popular casino games like Pai Gow, 3-Card and 4-Card Poker and the Big 6 Wheel. The facility also boasts the only World Series of Poker sanctioned room in New York. New tables are not the only new games players will find in the casino. In the new casino, guests will find 950 games, including recently released titles as well as plenty of bells, bars and cherries. Many of the new machines have more modern profiles and conveniences like cup holders and USB charging stations. The entertainment complex hosts a wide variety of events, from car shows to the annual Winterfest Celebration. Racing season opens the first Saturday in May and continues each weekend through mid-September. Each summer, Tioga Downs also hosts its infamous summer concert series, including the benefit concert that raises money to support Veteran’s services in the Southern Tier.
A new 161-room hotel is also under construction and slated to open at the end of 2017. At completion, guests will be able to use any of three swimming areas—an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a water slide. Ageless Spa and a fitness facility will also be included in the resort, along with a ballroom that will accommodate up to 450 guests for banquets and receptions.
2384 W River Rd, Nichols, NY 13812
Sunday – Thursday: 9 am – 2 am
Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 3 am