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February 6, 2012 - 2:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, gaming, batavia downs casino.

Press release:

Batavia Downs Casino is pleased to announce the opening of its newly expanded gaming floor.  With construction complete, it now boasts 640 machines in the entire facility, up from just over 600.

The expanded gaming space, located at the rear of the facility, has 60 new machines including the popular “Wheel of Fortune Secret Spins” and additional “Sex and the City” gaming machines.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 with members of the Batavia Downs Casino staff.

The casino is part of the complex at Batavia Downs, home of America's oldest lighted harness-racing track. It is in owned and operated by Western Regional Off-Track Betting, a public benefit corporation.

Municipalities that own Batavia Downs Casino include: the cities of Buffalo and Rochester, and the counties of Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Wyoming.

Batavia Downs Casino is located less than one mile from Thruway Exit 48 and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.

August 25, 2010 - 1:11pm
posted by Stephanie Underhill in batavia, family, race, dog, fun, casino, clown, gaming, Wiener, Downs, Pony Rides, Face Painting.
Event Date and Time: 
August 29, 2010 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

It's Family Fun Day at the Downs!

$1 Hot Dog or Sodas from Noon til 4pm in the Paddock Room.

Bring the entire family out for this special Matinee racing program that begins at 1:15pm. From 2-4pm enjoy Free Pony Rides, Mr Scribbles, and Pringles the Clown!

After the horse races, it's time for the Wiener Dogs!!!

Be sure to come on out for what will be a fun and exciting afternoon for the whole family!

July 22, 2010 - 4:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, sports, harness racing, gaming.

Saturday night, July 31, marks the first big giveaway at Batavia Downs Casino. (Harness racing returns to the Western New York standardbred track for the 64th season on July 26.)

Batavia Downs Casino and the New York Sire stakes are partnering in a Glass Giveaway. This unique beverage glass has all of the Downs 2010 Sire Stakes dates listed on it.

“We’re again pleased to work with Mr. Goold and the Sire Stakes folks on our first major giveaway of the season," said Michael D. Kane, vice president of Live Racing and OTB branch operations. “We’re confident our racing fans we be pleased with this promotion.”

Beginning at 5 p.m., the first 750 racing fans that swipe there Player's Club card will receive a ticket good for NYSS glass that can then be redeemed in the Paddock Room after the 7th race of the evening.

Racing fans are reminded that first race post time is now 6:40 p.m. For a complete list of the August racing promotions, please visit <>.

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