Finalized deal saves horse racing, 1,200 jobs at FLGR; del Lago will pony up to help

The deal is finalized. It means that horse racing is preserved for at least two more years in Farmington. While the long-term stability and health of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack is anything but certain — the deal finalized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo puts the facility on slightly more solid footing moving forward. As predicted though, the deal will come... more

Shinedown, Eddie Money, Kansas added to del Lago’s Vine lineup

del Lago Resort & Casino announced two additional acts who will take the stage at The Vine over the next several months. American rock band Shinedown and singer/songwriter Eddie Money will perform at the resort and casino’s 2,400-person entertainment venue. Shinedown will perform July 21st and Eddie Money on March 31st, with tickets on sale March 8th at 12 noon... more

OFF TO THE RACES: Helming, Funke land deal to keep FLGR racing in 2017

Negotiations are over. On Tuesday the Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association and Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack came to terms with an agreement, which ensures that the 2017 racing season will happen. “Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack has been a tourist destination for our area for over 50 years, attracting people and families from all parts of New York... more

Skepticism of Gov. Cuomo’s plan to save FLGR running high

First, there was the announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office that a plan to ‘save’ Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack would include a payment from del Lago Resort & Casino, which opened in Tyre this month. The exact amount of money is still being discussed and debated, but the proposal as Gov. Cuomo announced it would include a $440,000 payment... more

NOT SO FAST: Cuomo plan to ‘save’ FLGR would ’fall short’

It wouldn’t be enough. That was the message from the Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, who is tasked with protecting 1,200 people at the Farmington racetrack. “In its present form the proposal falls short of what we feel is fair,” David Brown, president of the group told the D&C in a recent interview. “They are requiring the most... more

Parking lot at del Lago casino had to detour around gravesites

Thousands of people are enjoying Central New York’s newest casino, but as many come to play at del Lago others have come to pray for family members and friends who have long passed on. On opening day of the del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County many made remarks about history that has been left behind. The Las Vegas... more

Thousands converge in Tyre as del Lago Resort & Casino opens for business (full coverage)

It’s time for the Town of Tyre, and Seneca County as a whole, to place it’s bet on del Lago Resort & Casino. The doors officially opened as thousands poured into the venue at 10:39 am. Massive lines were visible outside the venue, which were quickly worked through by the staff, who ensured guests were not waiting too long after... more

EXCLUSIVE: Update from General Manager Jeff Babinski on del Lago Resort & Casino grand opening (full coverage)

On Monday, del Lago Resort & Casino general manager Jeff Babinski discussed the final stages of preparation his team was moving through ahead of Wednesday’s grand opening. “Property is looking amazing. Got some crews going through making some final touches, making sure everything is spotless,” Babinski recounted to Harold Weber during a Monday morning podcast. He talked about the sheer... more

Wilmots discuss opening week as del Lago Resort & Casino sets to open

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the ceremonial first roll of the dice at del Lago Resort & Casino will take place. Many involved with the more than year-long project are hoping the dice show lucky sevens, considered a sign of good things to come. Then, the doors of the $440 million facility on Route 414 will open for the first... more

Geneva resident goes from State Police to the casino beat

For most of his adult life Jim McCormack awoke in the morning, showered, shaved, put on a police uniform and strapped on a gun. That routine ended Oct. 28 of last year. McCormack — “Jimmer” to almost everyone who knows him — retired after 37 years in law enforcement, including the past 31 years with the New York State Police.... more

Galen, Clyde ready to draw people as del Lago Resort & Casino opens

Galen Town and Clyde Village officials have been busy since the announcement of a resort and casino in Tyre first hit the news more than two years ago. Galen Supervisor Steve Groat said when he learned about the project he approached Wayne County Economic Development, asking for help on how to approach Wilmorite regarding the project and the benefits Galen could... more

READY OR NOT: del Lago Resort & Casino grand opening countdown begins

Ready or not: Here it comes. The Finger Lakes latest attraction is now just days away from opening. On Wednesday, the $440 million resort and casino in Tyre will open it’s doors. del Lago Resort & Casino will be Seneca County’s first casino when it opens — and many say will be a major economic boom for the County. While... more

Trace Adkins will headline at del Lago’s ‘Vine’ on Friday, April 7th

On Tuesday, the del Lago Resort & Casino team announced that country music sensation Trace Adkins would be coming to The Vine on Friday, April 7th. In 2016 Trace Adkins released “Jesus and Jones,” his first single with BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records. The anthem about walking the line between Saturday night and Sunday morning is an instant classic from... more

Boyz II Men, Jana Kramer, Colt Ford, and more announced for del Lago Resort & Casino

Another day, another round of exciting acts coming to Tyre, New York. The del Lago Resort & Casino team announced a slew of performers, who will be coming to the soon-to-open facility this spring. The acts include: Boyz II Men, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Night Ranger, Jana Kramer and Colt Ford who will all take the stage at the... more

Weber This Week: Meet Frank Neborsky VP of Slots at del Lago Resort & Casino (podcast)

The countdown is on for the Grand Opening of del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre on February 1st. On Monday morning’s Weber This Week show on FingerLakes1.TV, the Dog welcomes del Lago’s Vice-President of Slot Machines, Frank Neborsky, in-studio to talk about what area slot players can expect when the doors open. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Weber This Week: Q & A with del Lago Executive VP Jeff Babinski

Executive Vice President & General Manager at del Lago Resort & Casino, Jeff Babinski, was in-studio on Monday morning as a guest on Weber This Week on FingerLakes1.TV to answer viewer’s questions and to provide details on the upcoming Grand Opening on February 1st and an update on the activities on-site in Tyre. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Progress tour at del Lago; Babinski, Moran on Inside the FLX

Progress is coming fast, even if it may seem like a slow process to some eager job seekers hoping to land an opportunity at the del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre. The $440 million project means that 1,800 employees will need to be hired by the February 2017 opening date. Right now, the del Lago Resort & Casino team,... more

Weber This Week: Wilmot Brothers on del Lago Resort & Casino

Wilmorite executives and brothers Thomas, Paul and James Wilmot were inside the FingerLakes1.com Studios in downtown Seneca Falls with Harold Weber on Monday morning to discuss the ongoing development at the site of del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, scheduled to open in early 2017. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: – Check out the episode at FingerLakes1.TV more
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