NICHOLS, N.Y. (AP) — Ground has been broken on a $14 million project at a racino the owners hope will become one of four full-fledged casinos in upstate New York.
Officials at Tioga (tee-OH'-guh) Downs in Nichols, 25 miles west of Binghamton, said Monday that they plan to add a three-story parking complex with a capacity for about 275 vehicles.
A larger expansion would occur if Tioga Downs is selected by the state as the site of one of four upstate Las Vegas-style casinos approved by New York voters in a Nov. 5 referendum.
Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural says his racino could convert to a casino within 90 days of receiving a license from the state. He says he would also add a 136-room hotel, a convention center and expand the gambling area.