Cuomo wants a new casino in the Southern Tier

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking state gambling authorities to request more proposals for a casino in the state’s “economically ailing” Southern Tier.

In a letter sent Friday to the Gaming Commission and its location board, Cuomo says legal authority remains for a fourth license. Earlier this month, the board approved three new casinos for the Catskills, Schenectady and the Finger Lakes region.

Cuomo says they should act quickly to establish a new application process if they agree, since the region needs the jobs and investment now.

The commission and board received three applications for a region that initially included the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes together, awarding one license.

The two Southern Tier applicants, Traditions and Tioga Downs, have said they would submit a joint bid if the process was reopened. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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