Finger Lakes Times

Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack began work this week on a $12 million, 33,000-square-foot expansion. It will include space for additional video lottery terminals, a new restaurant, a bar and lounge, and other amenities. Casino officials hope it will open by November.

“The addition of gaming operations and subsequent annual growth has allowed us to generate over $430 million for education in New York state since 2004, create several hundred jobs, stabilize the racing industry locally and ultimately create an economic impact of over $120 million annually,” Chris Riegle, the casino’s president and general manager, said in a press release. “We look forward to the further enhancement of our operations to not only provide guests with additional amenities and a greater level of comfort, but also to strengthen our impact economically on a local, regional and state level.”