Akshar weighs in on gaming in the Southern Tier

BROOME COUNTY – Republican State Senate hopeful Fred Akshar is weighing in on a decision to potentially green-light a full gaming facility in the Southern Tier.

The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board announced Wednesday that it recommends Tioga Downs in Nichols as a new location for a Vegas-style casino.

The board credited Tioga Downs’ potential to create hundreds of jobs and boost the Southern Tier’s economy as a key factor for its endorsement.

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