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Tioga Downs Casino, Nichols

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Tioga Downs is a county-fair-themed standardbred racetrack (5/8 mile) and racino located on a 138acre site in Nichols, New York.HistoryTioga Downs originally was a quarterhorse track known as "Tioga Park" in 1976, closing down after its third season. James Nuckel, then owner, stated that, "the track had been losing thousands of dollars a day and was still in the red after three years of operation" (New York Times, 1978). Thereafter, a few private races and the occasional flea market were held at the location.RevivalIn 2000, Jeffrey Gural, a real-estate executive, horse owner, and racing enthusiast, began lobbying for state approval of Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at racetracks. In 2005, they were approved. Shortly after Gural, with partnership from Nevada Gold and Casinos, bought the old Tioga Park for $32 million (New York Times, 2006; Press and Sun Bulletin, 2006). A ground-breaking ceremony was held July 22, 2005.On June 9, 2006, Tioga Downs opened, offering harness racing, simulcast betting, and over 800 VLTs. Tioga Downs has two bars, a Subway(TM) restaurant, banquet room, coffee/bakery shop, and buffet. It also has a stage area, which hosts concerts. Artists that appeared at Tioga Downs have included Gretchen Wilson, Vanilla Ice, Tony Orlando, and Sister Sledge. During the warmer months, a trackside tent is available for wedding receptions, business meetings, parties, and awards' ceremonies. In 2011, The Tioga Downs Flea Market opened.
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  • This is not a real big fancy Casino in the Las Vegas type Style. It's a smallish tucked away in rural New York State kind of establishment. They just recently introduce table games before it was stric...  more »
  • In town for a family get together and my wife and I decided to stop for a little fun. Off the highway a little but not to hard too find. The casino was clean and the staff was friendly. I like the fac...  more »
  • Even with the expansion, Tioga Downs is still relatively small compared to Seneca Allegany or Seneca Niagara. It's hard to provide advice as everyone's preferences for a gambling environment varies. F...  more »
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  • I can only comment on the Wednesday buffet. They have great choices of down-home food that you can't sample all of in one trip. Everything is delicious, all you can eat. Go there when you really want to gorge.
  • Great Casino. When the hotel opens it will be even better. Latest slot machine. Table games. The county fair buffet offers great food at a reasonable price.
  • Tioga keeps improving there new casino and I can't wait to see what's happening next. The staff are helpful and friendly. Table games are usually a good price. During busy hours it does get packed and is sometimes hard to find a table. I will definitely go back and recommend to a friend.
  • Fun place and a short drive for me. Good food and decent gaming. Usual Southern Tier Cloud Demeanor of some workers. A few great attitudes though.
  • The buffet was excellent. The card room had 4 tables in use with good dealers. I enjoyed the game and I will play again in the near future.