The New York State Gaming Commission has approved betting on sporting events at Tioga Downs and three other casinos in the state.

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In addition to the casino in Nichols in Tioga County, Del Lago Resort and Casino in the Finger Lakes, Resorts World Catskills in Monticello and Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady are to be licensed for sports betting.

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The casinos are expected to receive their wagering licenses this summer and many have spent months, if not more than a year, preparing for the expansion.

In addition to on-going construction at Tioga Downs that recently involved the opening of a hotel at the resort, the casino has changed the number of slots on the floor to make way for a sports betting area.

Aside from wagering on sporting events like the Super Bowl and World Series at casinos, a measure allowing wagering at sporting venues or on mobile devices that has introduced in the legislature has not been up for a vote.