As the New York State Gaming Commission gets ready to issue licenses for new casinos, Senator Joseph Griffo is expressing his concerns about recent developments in the process.

Griffo has sent a letter to the Gaming Commission, asking the panel to be consistent in how it decides new casino licenses.

The Senator's letter was prompted by two events he believes raise questions about how the application process is conducted.

After only one casino developer in the Southern Tier -- Tioga Downs -- met the July 6th deadline to apply for a new gaming license, Griffo asked the commission to respect the deadline and not re-open the application process.

And a state appellate court’s ruling on July 10th that the Town of Tyre did not properly assess the environmental impact of the proposed Lago Resort & Casino suggests that the Commission’s decisions about issuing licenses may not be based on accurate information, according to Griffo’s letter.