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del Lago furloughs another 50 workers after hours of operation reduced through state mandate

In September around 225 employees were brought back to work at del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre, Seneca County.

That move came after workers lobbied Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state officials to allow casinos to reopen over the summer, while COVID-19 infection numbers were low in the Finger Lakes.

Now though, cases are rising – and the state has imposed new guidance on bars, gyms, and restaurants, which means they must close at 10 p.m. That rule applies to any business that has a liquor license.


For del Lago, it means they must reduce their own hours of operation to 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Out of the 1,100 employees that had been furloughed, 225 were brought back when the casinos was allowed to reopen — bringing the total number of employees to 400 in September. The new hours of operation means that del Lago officials have furloughed another 50 employees..

Executive Vice President Lance Young told The Citizen that the decision to furlough more employees was ‘difficult’, but that it was ultimately spurred by the limited hours of operation at the facility.



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