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Will Yates County get a fair share of del Lago revenue?

Recent reports indicate that del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County is not performing up to projections that targeted over $263 million per year. Between its opening in late January and Aug. 31, the casino’s gross gaming revenues total $88.4 million. Nearly $4.5 million in gaming revenue has been shared with local municipalities based on per capita formulas. While Broome County, which does not border Seneca County, has received over $1.4 million, Yates County, which does border Seneca County has received none. Schuyler County, which does border Seneca County, has received $70,362 and Chemung County, which does not border Seneca County, has received $293,029.

Yates County Treasurer Winona Flynn has contacted officials at the New York State Gaming Commission, and has learned that all of Yates County is included in the commission’s region six, while the resort/casino is located in region 5.

Region five consists of Broome, Chemung (east of Route 14), Schuyler (east of Route 14), Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins, and Wayne (east of Route 14). Tioga County does not receive revenues from delLago because it is host county to Tioga Down Casino, making it ineligible for revenues from del Lago.

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