Tioga Downs Casino and Vernon Downs Casino Named Official Casinos of Watkins Glen
By: WGI Staff on 2/18/2009
Watkins Glen International announced today that Tioga Downs Casino, located in Nichols, NY, and Vernon Downs Hotel and Casino of Vernon, NY have entered into a three year partnership as the Official Casinos of Watkins Glen International. Tioga Downs will also be the new title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Series event, the Tioga Downs Casino 125, on Saturday June 6, 2009, during the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen weekend. Tioga Downs Casino and Vernon Downs Casino offer the best in gaming, entertainment and harness racing to Upstate/Central NY and Northern Pennsylvania.
"We are excited about the possibilities this relationship brings to our harness racing and gaming facilities in Nichols and Vernon," stated Pete Savage, President & General Manager. "Now, with our auto racing partners in Watkins Glen, we look forward to providing a lot more 'horsepower' for our region's race fans over the coming seasons!"
"This is a great partnership that will allow all three organizations to capitalize on the regional and statewide drawing power which we all have," stated Craig Rust, president of Watkins Glen International. "In these tough times, partnerships and collaboration, like these are even more important as they provide us with the opportunity to work together promotionally to reach new fans."
Opened in 2006, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs Casinos are looking forward to their 4th season of Live Harness Racing with a full slate of festivities including great food buffets, family fun activities, concerts, exciting new promotions and giveaways. Owned and operated by American Racing & Entertainment, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel are open year-round with video gaming machines, simulcast horse racing, restaurants, sports bars and special entertainment events.
Tickets for the entire 2009 season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now! For tickets and information, please contact the Watkins Glen International ticket office at 866-461-RACE or log on to the official Watkins Glen website at www.TheGlen.com. Tickets, gift certificates and track merchandise can be all purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen, Open Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4, Closed Sunday; 607-535-2338.
Tioga Downs Casino is located off NY Route 17/ I 86, two miles west of exit 62 in Nichols, NY. Call 1-888-WIN-TIOGA or visit www.tiogadowns.com for more info. Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel is located on Routes 5 and 31 in Vernon, NY. Call 1-877-88-VERNON or visit www.vernondowns.com for more info.