When the doors at Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols officially opened Friday afternoon, many regulars not recognize the place with all the new additions and enhancements.

With these new enhancements will come hundreds of new jobs and additional opportunities for the community.

Here are some things to look out for:

  • The new gaming floor features 33 long-awaited table games, including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette, as well as popular casino games like Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, Let It Ride, 3-Card and 4-Card Poker and the Big 6 Wheel.
  • New Poker Room-  The Winner’s Circle Lounge was gutted down to the studs and rebuilt to house the casino’s new Poker Room.  With 12 tables, seating up to 10 players at each table, the room can accommodate up to 120 players and plans are already being made to host multiple tournament events in 2017.
  • 798 video lottery terminals were replaced with new slot machines.  When the casino is complete, guests will find 944 games, including recently released titles like Game of Thrones, new 3D models like Plants vs Zombies, as well as plenty of bells, bars and cherries.
  • This year marks the tenth anniversary celebration for Tioga Downs. The entertainment complex offers live harness racing, casino gaming and live entertainment.
  • Winterfest is a magical experience for the entire family outside, on the grounds of Tioga Downs.  Winterfest is Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m to 8:30 p.m. thru December 30th and features featuring a light and sound show, horse drawn wagon rides, singing trees and more.  Admission is free and there is plenty of fun holiday activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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