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Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Springs

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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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  • I initially booked a 2-night reservation using the hotel website. Shortly after booking I received a call from the hotel asking me to re-confirm my credit card information. The reservationist I spoke ...  more »
  • I think this is a nice, friendly, very clean casino to have a little fun playing slots. As long as my money outlasts my interest I consider myself a winner.  more »
  • Well I remember one thing really wrong. What bed and breakfast, hotel, motel, or other establishment like this has guest clerks that tell you they can't take your mail to post. What they neither recei...  more »
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  • Update (5/28/17) just left again. I've decided to keep track of what I have after I spend the original money. At the end of 75 dollars the machine had 27 dollars in it...that's 36%...that's extremely low for any casino, probably less than a scratch off. I will keep updating as much as I can. (Ps, I played that 27 dollars through at 1.20 spins and made two positive wins before it went to zero) Just left....took 43 spins (on 80 cents a spin) before I got my first win (more than 80 cents)...overall I got a positive win 9 times out of approximately 150 spins...I'm going to start document my plays...takes about 4 minutes to go through 75 dollars at 80 cents a piece. 7 dollars was our biggest win...it was on a bonus game where we got twelve spins with 2x win
  • Hotel is beautiful and the casino is fun. Biggest downfall of this place is just the simple fact of booking a hotel over the phone! Its nearly impossible to get thru on the line and then takes forever them for them to call you back. Tried calling tonight. Looks like be staying at a near by hotel to rivers. Get more phones and make it more easy to book a freaking hotel!!!
  • every time we go to casino can not win at all sometimes you can win a little but not enough to keep playing. Been going there for a while it has gotten worse since they added the hotel. They tighten up the machines to pay for hotel. All you people out there that want a fun time go to Yellow Brick Road Casino in Verona or Turning Stone. Jackpots seem to go to people who have higher club cards then to the ones that don't. I know my comment means nothing to them they don't care that's the way they are.
  • It's been three years since we've visited the casino, and it's good to know they have updated the casino and updated their slot machines as well. One thing that could improve upon is the drinks service. We never saw anyone coming around with drinks. I would also say their choice in wine and beer selections is not exactly the best. Also, the payout on the slot machines is not the best either. Be prepared to lose your money before you win any.
  • Recently they've been offering free one night hotel stays and I've stayed twice. I had a really hard time getting someone on the phone to make a reservation. For my second visit I called and left multiple voicemails. Also, during my second stay I got there at 5:00pm to check in and they didn't have any rooms ready! That was two hours past check in time. If I paid to stay that night I would have been furious. They didn't have a room ready for my wife and I until 7:00pm. The rooms in my opinion are beautiful though! The decor is excellent! If getting connected to the front desk was easier, and the rooms were ready in time I would be rating them 5 stars!