|Casino opened:||June 9, 2006|
|Casino sq/ft:||19,000 sq/ft|
|Venues:||Summer Concert Series at Tioga Downs, Carousel Bar|
|Attractions:||Tioga Downs Racetrack|
|Golf:||Tioga Country Club|
Tioga Downs Racing & Entertainment Review
Update: Tioga Downs has received a recommendation from the NY Locations Board to be issued the fourth full casino license in the state. Details below.
Tioga Downs Racing & Entertainment is located at 2384 West River Road in Nichols, New 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.
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 Racing & Entertainment offers nearly 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 1,000 traditional slot machines, Las Vegas style! 50 gaming tables are coming too. Of course you'll still be able to enjoy live harness racing and simulcast wagering.
Casino games availableHarness racing
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
|Sunday||10:00am / 8:00pm|
|Monday||11:30am / 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||11:30am / 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||11:30am / 8:00pm|
|Thursday||11:30am / 8:00pm|
|Friday||11:30am / 8:00pm|
|Saturday||11:30am / 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
|Sunday||9:00am / 10:00pm|
|Monday||9:00am / 10:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am / 10:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am / 10:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am / 10:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am / 1:00am|
|Saturday||9:00am / 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
|Sunday||10:00am / 9:00pm|
|Monday||10:00am / 9:00pm|
|Tuesday||10:00am / 9:00pm|
|Wednesday||10:00am / 9:00pm|
|Thursday||10:00am / 9:00pm|
|Friday||10:00am / 11:00pm|
|Saturday||10:00am / 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.
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
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
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