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Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Springs

Categories: Casinos & Gambling, Horse Tracks, Fun & Games
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2.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Saratoga Casino and Raceway is a -mile standardbred race track and racino located in Saratoga Springs, New York. Saratoga Casino and Raceway is not to be confused with the historic Saratoga Race Course, whose race track and backstretch stables are across the street from the stables of the raceway.FacilitySaratoga Casino and Raceway has three entrances: A primary entrance on Jefferson Street, where the Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame is located, a secondary entrance on Crescent Avenue, and a third entrance on Nelson Avenue, just north of its intersection with Crescent Avenue. The Casino and Raceway is located on the southeastern tip of Saratoga Springs. First opened in 1941 as a harness racing track, the facility was expanded in 2004 to include video lottery gaming terminals, or VLT as they are officially called.The track is a -mile oval, where horses do two laps to complete the commonly used 1mi distance used in U.S. standardbred races. Because of the landscaping present in the infield and the country feel, the track has been dubbed "The most beautiful -mile track in the country. For some time, an expansion of the track to a -mile oval was being discussed, but it never came into fruition, and no further discussion about an expansion to the track's oval has come up in the last 5 years.Inside, the clubhouse is unchanged and is in use for all wagering when racing is underway on the oval outside. The grandstand has seen several changes, especially in the last 10 years. The second floor houses simulcast wagering, as well as enclosed stands and a restaurant. The first floor houses the over 1,700 video lottery terminals, or VLTs for short. They are mostly in the form of video slots, but other forms of video gaming are present, such as poker, roulette, keno and now craps. Except for the craps and roulette, where the results are random and not based on previous outcomes, the slot machines are such where each play is dependent on the results of lottery scratch play ticket pre-determined by the centralized computer system—which in this case is the New York Lottery. All machines work on a voucher system, where the patron inserts money or a ticket, and all payouts are given in the form of a printed voucher, which may be inserted into another machine or turned into the cashier cage for payment.
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  • We had been staying in New England-type resorts and lodges on this trip (Vermont, Canada and Adirondacks) and opted for something more urban on our last night away from home. The Saratoga Hotel and Ca...  read more »
  • In our recent visit to Saratoga Springs, my wife and I decided to visit the local casino. We had an enjoyable dinner in town, and then drove to the Saratoga Casino. The place looked very nice from the...  read more »
  • Visted with friends from florida had a great time. Fum filled action. Scenery was beautiful, horse raceing was memoriable. 
  • I din like the casino much probably cuz I dunno how to play in casino but yeaaa loved the horse racing here... It's fun watching that n even keeping bets on the horse... Overall a good place ..
  • Fun machines that pay pretty well (hope I didn't jinx them/point it out to the manager). Hate the way the buffet is going down in quality - both the food and especially the servers. Hope the hotel helps fix it.
  • I went to this casino for the first time in October 2015. I loved it as it was smoke-free. I won bonus jackpots on three of the first four slots I played. We had a great lunch after which I won $2,000 on a Power Strike slot! Can't wait to go back!
  • Well, it's a fun place and the people are really nice. Of course, you've got to be responsible with your money. There are also very good restaurants in it. With very reasonable prices.
  • Fun place with lots of slots and 3D poker, Black Jack tables. Great cocktails and good prices. Big place!
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