During six weeks of every summer, Saratoga Springs plays host to thousands of visitors hoping to win big on their wagers at the Saratoga Race Course. But should you find yourself in Saratoga Springs and feeling lucky during any of the other 46 weeks of the year, look no further than the Saratoga Casino and Raceway—informally known as the Racino.
Upon entering, one is quickly greeted with the dinging of slot machines (apparently over 1,700 of them!). Scattered throughout, there are many choices—with themes like Wheel of Fortune, Sex in the City, and The Hangover—that will offer you a fun time and possibly make you some quick bucks in the process. In addition to slots, they offer video poker, progressives, and Keno; and for the Vegas savvy, they offer electronic table games like Roulette, Craps, and Baccarat.
If it is your first time, do not forget to stop by the Player Extras Club before beginning your winning streak. By signing up for a FREE card, you can earn rewards depending on how much you play.
Not to worry if machine gambling is not your thing: it is called the RACE-ino for a reason. Live harness racing takes place March through mid-December on their very own half-mile track. Race fans can also watch and wager on simulcast races from across the country.
By now you have probably worked up quite an appetite from all of your victory laps around the gaming floor. If you are looking for something quick to get you right back to the slots, Lucky Joe’s offers pizza, grilled sandwiches, salads, and other choices to satisfy your hunger. For true variety and VALUE, the Garden Buffet offers all kinds of tastes: Italian, Asian, American, and Southwestern cuisines, as well as a carving station, salad bar, and an array of delicious desserts. Last but not least, Fortunes is a nice sit down restaurant that not only offers mouth-watering meals, but also features trackside dining to allow amazing views of the live harness racing and includes the ability to place tableside wagers. Nothing like having the meal paid for by your winning horse.
Just when you think there is nothing left to do at the Racino, night falls and Vapor Nightclub starts pulsing. Every Friday night features a great party band that is guaranteed to get your feet moving on the floor. Then on Saturdays, Vapor maintains true nightclub status with DJ’s who know how to spin the vinyl and give you a good beat.
So if you find yourself feeling lucky or looking for somewhere to have fun while staying at our Saratoga Springs hotel, head on over to Saratoga Casino and Raceway. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 4am, they are very likely to be open when you want to go!