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Blackjack Player Wins $75,000 at Tioga Downs Casino

NICHOLS, NYOne lucky player took home the top prize of $75,000 in a big blackjack tournament at Tioga Downs Casino Resort on Sunday afternoon.

Image: Ricky Chan poses with a $75,000 check after winning the blackjack tournament at Tioga Downs Casino Resort on Dec. 3, 2023. (Tioga Downs Casino Resort Photo)

Ricky Chan emerged as the final table chip leader after 20 hands, outlasting a field of 60 entrants who had been earning their way into the blackjack tournament since January.

“This tournament marks a historic milestone for Tioga Downs Casino,” said President and General Manager Charles Otto. “It’s the biggest blackjack tournament we’ve hosted, and we’re hoping to have similar tournaments like this again in 2024. Congratulations to our winning guests and team members for doing a fantastic job.”

The blackjack tournament, featuring three preliminary rounds, a semi-final, and a final round, awarded players in the second through sixth places cash prizes of $10,000, $8,000, $5,000, $1,000, and $1,000, respectively.

For more information on Tioga Downs and details of the tournament, visit www.TiogaDowns.com.  

ABOUT: Tioga Downs Casino Resort is the premier gaming center in the Southern Tier. The property features more than 890 slot machines, 29 table games, and six poker tables. The resort is also home to some of the most competitive harness racing in the state of New York at its historic 5/8 mile racetrack. Families can also dine at one of our four restaurants, including the popular P.J. Clarke’s. You must be 21 years of age or older to play at the resort. Please play responsibly.