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Tioga Downs Racing & Entertainment

2384 West River Road, Nichols, New York 

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Gaming machines:800
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Maximum Bet:$5
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:19,000 sq/ft


Hotels: Nichols Hotels
Venues: Summer Concert Series at Tioga Downs, Carousel Bar
Attractions: Tioga Downs Racetrack
Golf:Tioga Country Club


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Tioga Downs Racing & Entertainment Review

Tioga Downs Racing & Entertainment is located at 2384 West River Road in NicholsNew York. The facility currently features a 19,000 square foot casino floor hosting 800 New York Lottery VLT's and electronic roulette games with hopes to convert into a "true casino" if they receive the Southern-tier license.

Expansion plans include a new hotel and the acquisition of the Tioga Country Club, but as of this writing the competition for the license is too close to call. If you have news or up to date information, please drop a note in the discussion box below and we'll update these pages asap.

Harness races are held on Friday and Saturday evenings (6:50 PM), and 1:30 PM on Sundays from May until September on the 5/8 mile track.

A summer concert series began a couple of years ago and they bring in top names. The Carousel Bar offers libations, and there are several restaurants and a Subway for quick eats.


Tioga Downs Expansion:
Get ready for Tioga Downs Casino! The last to receive a NY license nod in the first batch of four, count on the firebrand Jeff Gural to have his casino up and running long before any of the others. Tioga Downs expects to convert existing video lottery terminals into traditional slot machines within 90 days of receiving their license with a full casino expansion within 180 days. The resort amenities including hotel, spa, event center, new dining venues and lounges will open within 12 months.
Gaming attractions will include 1,000 Las Vegas style slot machines and 50 table games along live harness racing, simulcast wagering and lottery games.

Additional amenities will include a 136 room luxury hotel, fitness center and spa, 5 restaurants and two lounges, indoor and outdoor pools with a water slide, an 18 hole golf course and country club, a flexible event center for meetings and concerts, and a parking garage.

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Gaming at Tioga Downs

Tioga Downs Casino  Racing & Entertainment offers about 20,000 square feet of gambling space inside that holds 800 slots and video poker machines (VLTs) and electronic roulette tables.

The race track runs from May through September for three days each weekend with the first post time occurring on Fridays at 6:50pm.

Simulcast racing is open daily from 11:30am until close.


Say goodbye to video lottery terminals and say hello to 942 traditional slot machines. 44 Las Vegas style gaming tables are coming too. Of course, you'll still be able to enjoy live harness racing and simulcast wagering.

Casino games available

Harness racing
Slot machines
Video Poker
Electronic Roulette

Contact information


Toll-free 888-946-8464
Website www.tiogadowns.com/
Email Email
Facebook Facebook page
Twitter @tiogadowns

Group Sales

Phone (607) 425-1225
Website Website
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Casino hours

Sunday 9:00am to 2:00am
Monday 9:00am to 2:00am
Tuesday 9:00am to 2:00am
Wednesday 9:00am to 2:00am
Thursday 9:00am to 2:00am
Friday 9:00am to 3:00am
Saturday 9:00am to 3:00am

Dining & Restaurants

County Fair Buffet

  • Serving: International

The County Fair Buffet at Tioga Downs offers a whole new experience with brand new fare and flare with the same fair value. Choose from a variety of comfort foods, soups and salads, and enjoy the constant rotation of carved meats like pork, chicken, pit ham, and of course juicy tender beef. Seasonal and regional delights from around the world are on display for your complete indulgence in a favorite, or to sample the cuisines of the world a little at a time.

  • Price range: Average
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Sunday10:00am / 8:00pm
Monday11:30am / 8:00pm
Tuesday11:30am / 8:00pm
Wednesday11:30am / 8:00pm
Thursday11:30am / 8:00pm
Friday11:30am / 8:00pm
Saturday11:30am / 8:00pm

Coasters Sports Bar

  • Serving: Bar/Pub, Gourmet Burgers

If you are not too fond of fun people, drinks, good food, and sports we don't suppose you will enjoy Coasters Sports Bar at Tioga Downs. On the other hand if that sounds like your kind of good time, then you are in luck! All of the best pro and college games, fights, auto racing and more are broadcast non-stop and Sundays are the days to go for cheap cold beer, an amazing selection of wings, and of course football in season. Check out the menu above for the full selection of fine pub fare and the best burgers for miles around.

  • Price range: Average


Sunday9:00am / 10:00pm
Monday9:00am / 10:00pm
Tuesday9:00am / 10:00pm
Wednesday9:00am / 10:00pm
Thursday9:00am / 10:00pm
Friday9:00am / 1:00am
Saturday9:00am / 1:00am

Owego Soft Serve and Caffé Fiacco

  • Serving: Desserts, Coffee, Ice Cream

Soft serves and hand dipped Perry's Ice Creams, a classic hot fudge sundae, signature cheesecake or a cake batter shake will all go perfectly well with the premium gourmet, fresh roasted coffee, hot or cold mochas, lattes, true Italian Cappuccinos and Espressos, and English teas hot or cold at Owego Soft Serve and Caffé Fiacco. Two locations to serve you - on the rotunda and trackside on race days.

  • Price range: Average


Sunday10:00am / 9:00pm
Monday10:00am / 9:00pm
Tuesday10:00am / 9:00pm
Wednesday10:00am / 9:00pm
Thursday10:00am / 9:00pm
Friday10:00am / 11:00pm
Saturday10:00am / 11:00pm

Tioga Downs Venues & Hotspots

Summer Concert Series at Tioga Downs

For the past few years Tioga Downs has been hosting top name entertainment in an outside venue that goes by the name of Summer Concert Series at Tioga Downs. Past performers have included Wynonna, Foghat & The Outlaws, Pat Benatar,  Clint Black, Boyz to Men, Charlie Daniels,  and  America. 2014 holds such names as YES and Kellie Pickler to name but two. Ticket sales are final and refunds are not allowed for bad weather. Get your tickets at the Tioga Downs Gift Shop or online from Ticketmaster.

Carousel Bar

Libations at Tioga Downs Casino come from the Carousel Bar with a full selection of straight shots, mixed drinks, cocktails, select beers and more.

Tioga Downs Attractions & Entertainment

Tioga Downs Racetrack

Race Track

Tioga Downs started as a thoroughbred racetrack in the 1970's but shut down after three years of operations.  On June 9, 2006, Tioga Downs opened, offering harness racing, simulcast betting, and gambling via New York State Lottery VLTs.

Race meets are held on Friday and Saturday evenings (6:50 PM), and 1:30 PM on Sundays from May until September on the 5/8 mile track.

Simulcast betting on live races held elsewhere is open daily beginning at 11:30am.

Tioga Downs Golfing

Tioga Country Club

The nearby Tioga Country Club offers a challenging and scenic 18-hole golf course  off Route 17 in Nichols. The par 71 course was designed by Hal Purdy and seeks to make you pull every club from your bag if you want to make the grade. It's a great place to challenge your skills or host a group golf outing in a beautiful setting.

Tioga Downs has expressed interest in purchasing the course as part of their expansion plans and play here could possibly become part of your stay and play package when the resort finishes its desired expansion plans. For now, it's simply a great place to play.

Tioga Downs RV Parking

Free RV and Semi parking.


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Tioga Downs Casino Jobs

Surveillance Operator at Tioga Downs Casino

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:41:53 GMT

Responsible for properly executing surveillance duties on assigned shift to adequately protect the life and property of customers, associates and the assets

Grounds Maintenance Engineer at Tioga Downs Casino

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:38:22 GMT

Setting up and tearing down of special events. Perform all Grounds Maintenance functions within approved guidelines and as directed by the Lead Grounds...

PBX Operator / Clerk at Tioga Downs Casino

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:27:57 GMT

Responsible for promoting the Company and ensuring optimum guest service and satisfaction. Provide excellent guest service to both internal and external

Table Games Dealer at Tioga Downs Casino

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:23:30 GMT

Always present oneself as a credit to Tioga Downs Casino. Responsible for overseeing and operating table games....

Accounts Payable Clerk at Tioga Downs Casino

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:20:38 GMT

Responsible for properly performing all financial activities related to the Accounts Payable Department, in accordance with established policies, procedures

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