NEW YORK CITY-The Southern Tier will get another shot at a casino license, less than a month after the region was shut out in favor of a project in the Finger Lakes.
At its meeting Tuesday night, the five-member Gaming Facility Location Board unanimously approved a motion to issue a new Request for Application for a commercial casino license in the Southern Tier.
The board directed staff to assemble the new RFA for their consideration. From there, the board will review and approve the RFA before it can be released. The timetable for the issuing of the RFA is not yet clear, though it could be released as soon as the end of January.
"Hopefully, there will be multiple bids to choose from," board member Dennis Glazer said. "But it should be made clear that a recommendation of no additional licenses is a possibility."