Casino windfall comes to counties

Three weeks following the reopening of Tioga Downs as a Vegas-style casino surrounding counties are already cashing in on the own jackpots.

A portion of the casino's $20 million license fee is being distributed to six counties and one municipality in the Southern Tier.

Among the other payouts in the Tioga Downs region:

  • Chemung County: $289,556

    Schuyler County: $69,528

    Tompkins County: $706,934

    Wayne County: $139,328

Jeff Platsky , | @JeffPlatsky 2:32 p.m. EST December 23, 2016