Website ties Traditions at the Glen to casino bid

By Amy Khuu
By Dave Greber

Website ties Traditions at the Glen to casino bid

November 12, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 1:56 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A website using the logo of Traditions at the Glen ties the resort to one of potentially two casino licenses that are expected to be issued to the Southern Tier.

Traditions will host a press conference Thursday, although they haven't yet disclosed a reason, other than to say it was news that would have "a major impact on our local economy."

A website, however, ties Traditions to a casino.

The website says a casino will bring 1,100 new jobs to the area, and lessen the tax burden in Broome County.

Up to this point, only Tioga Downs CEO Jeff Gural has been public about turning his racino into a Las Vegas-style casino.

The Southern Tier could get up to two of the seven casino licenses that will be issued to upstate communities after voters approved the constitutional amendment last week.

Officials from Traditions and a public relations firm spearheading the release of information about Thursday's event declined to confirm whether Traditions would apply for a casino license. Both said the site was intended to show the resort's support for the constitutional amendment.

"Traditions built the website in support of proposition 1," said Bill Walsh. "On Thursday, we invite all of the media for further discussions on the passing of proposition 1 and how (T)raditions feels it can benefit the community."