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Racing continues this fall at Vernon Downs

Racing continues this fall at Vernon Downs

October 19, 2015

Racing continues this fall at Vernon Downs At Vernon Downs, fall means an extended season of harness racing and activities for the whole family, beginning with a special “pumpkin patch” giveaway and continuing through the final race of the season in late November. The autumn celebration begins today when each… Read more »

Yonkers Raceway owner to be honored Tuesday

Yonkers Raceway owner to be honored Tuesday

October 19, 2015

Yonkers Raceway owner to be honored Tuesday Timothy J. Rooney, president & CEO of Empire City Casino, will be honored at City & State Magazine’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards (CSR) Breakfast, which will recognize leaders in the Hospitality, Gaming and Tourism industries. Rooney will receive the special award for Excellence in… Read more »

Tioga Central School District Receives Generous Community Donation

Tioga Central School District Receives Generous Community Donation

June 11, 2015

June 10th, 2015 Tioga Central school officials and students are thanking a community member for a generous donation to their district. Wednesday, owner and CEO of Tioga Downs Casino Jeff Gural announced he would make a nearly $300,000 donation to the district. This after voters rejected a budget in may… Read more »

Yonkers Raceway’s casino wins national honors

Yonkers Raceway’s casino wins national honors

March 4, 2015

NorthJersey.com Empire City Casino at Yonkers Racetrack has won four honors in the nationwide contest for “Best Dining & Nightlife Awards” by Casino Player Magazine (March 2015 issue), the track reports. Empire City’s Nonno’s Trattoria for the second year in a row was awarded “Best Italian” food. Nonno’s was also… Read more »

Tioga Downs up this January

Tioga Downs up this January

February 11, 2015

Press & Sun Bulletin Despite the winter weather, Tioga Downs got out of the gate much cleaner this year — at least compared to the Nichols racino’s dismal start in 2014. This January, Tioga Downs, which has 802 video-lottery terminals, had a net win — the revenue remaining after payout… Read more »

Casino spurs interest in Sullivan land

Casino spurs interest in Sullivan land

February 11, 2015

Times Herald-Record A major chain motel – think Hilton, Marriott or Holiday Inn – could finally be rising just outside Monticello. New stores and offices could be opening in the Town of Thompson. And, it seems, just about everyone who owns real estate on the eastern end of Sullivan County… Read more »

Parking garage project continues at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel

Parking garage project continues at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel

December 30, 2014

Rome Observer Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel topped off the facility’s new parking garage on Dec. 11. The “topping off” represents a Scandinavian tradition where builders ceremonially place the final beam in the main frame of the structure. There is still remaining work on the parking garage, but the project… Read more »