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Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel is a modern gambling establishment in Batavia, a town at the halfway point between Rochester and Buffalo just off NY State Thruway Exit 48.

The casino is right next to the Batavia Downs harness racing track, which dates back to 1940. The casino opened in May 2005, four years after New York allowed racing tracks to have video lottery terminals, effectively making them racinos.

Inside this New York casino, visitors will find over 850 state-of-the-art gambling machines. Batavia Downs doesn’t have table games or a poker room, but there’s always an action-packed live racing schedule.

As for other amenities, you can book a room at a modest three-star hotel adjacent to the casino, dine at one of four themed restaurants, and use meeting and event spaces. All visitors of Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel must be at least 18 years old.

Batavia Downs Casino details

  • Name: Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel
  • Address: 8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Phone number: 585-343-3750
  • Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Games available: 850-plus video slots and video poker machines, along with live racing

Batavia Downs Casino games & facilities

Batavia Downs Gaming & HotelDetails
Poker TablesN/A
SportsbookLive racing
Free PlayFree play available through various promotions
Comp ProgramPlayers Club
SmokingDedicated smoking rooms; no smoking anywhere else inside the casino
Restaurant(s)Fortune’s, Labatt Blue Zone at 34 Rush
Bar(s)Clubhouse & Rail Bar, The Gatsby at Fortune’s
Hotel84-room three-star hotel on-site

Batavia Downs slot machines

Batavia Downs casino offers over 850 modern electronic video gambling machines. The casino frequently refreshes its library, so you can expect new games at regular intervals.

Minimum denominations range from $0.01 to $5. The majority of the machines are manufactured by well-known providers such as Bally, IGT, SG, and Spielo. Apart from slots, you can find a few dozen video poker terminals.

Out of all available titles, one of our favorites is 88 Fortunes, an Asian-themed slot that has also made a splash in the online casino realm. The slot plays across 243 paylines and offers four jackpots — mini, minor, major, and grand.

Another title to try is Lock It Link Diamonds, a five-by-three luxury-themed game you can play in several denominations. It has four jackpots that you can win through an engaging bonus round.

Of course, there’s also a set of progressive machines such as Hot Hit Ignite, Hot Shot, Cash Link Latin Getaways, Big City 5s, Fort Knox Diamond Vault, and Fortune Coin. If you get lucky, you can win tens of thousands of dollars.

Some other popular slot machines you can find on the Batavia Downs floor include Ultimate Fire Link, Quick Hit Ca$h Wheel, Geisha, Jin Ji Bao Xi, Great Africa, Blazing 7s Hot Shot, Copper Dropper Deluxe, Double Diamond Deluxe and Triple Double Diamond.

Batavia Downs table games

Batavia Downs is technically a racino, meaning a racing track with video lottery terminals. In other words, the casino doesn’t have the license to operate any table games, so you won’t find blackjack, roulette, baccarat, or craps, anywhere on the floor.

Does Batavia Downs offer online casino gaming?

No. Real money online casino gaming remains unavailable in New York for the moment.

However, you can explore plenty of online casino game options through sweepstakes casinos and social casino sites. These sites allow you to play slots and table games for cash prizes. Best of all, you never have to pay anything to do so.

Does Batavia Downs offer a poker/card room?

There’s no live poker at Batavia Downs, either. The closest thing to poker you can find are several dozen video poker machines.

Does Batavia Downs offer a sportsbook?

Batavia doesn’t operate a sportsbook, but it does allow its visitors to bet on live and off-track pari-mutuel harness racing.

The Batavia Downs Simulcast Center is open seven days a week, between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on all other days. The minimum you can bet is between $0.20 and $2, depending on the type of horse wager.

Players Club rewards program

The racino rewards its guests through a proprietary program called the Players Club. Accrue points by playing the casino’s slots and video poker games, and you can qualify for benefits such as monthly free play offers, free valet, free meals, dedicated hosts, and birthday parties.

Batavia Downs also runs plenty of time-limited promotions. For instance, players who visited the casino 10 times in June 2022 and earned at least one point with each visit could enter a special July draw and pick up a $5 free play prize at the kiosk.

How do you earn points at Batavia Downs?

You earn points in Batavia Downs casino just by playing. You must cycle through several dollars’ worth of spins on a slot machine to receive one tier point. You can also acquire points through special Batavia Downs casino promotions.

Can you get free play at Batavia Downs?

Yes, Batavia Downs offers free play through many of its promotions. For instance, all members of the Ambassador Club can claim a $5 free play voucher. Another promo awarded $99 free play vouchers to six random players on promotional days throughout July 2022 for playing any BDG machine with their Players Club card.

Batavia Downs history and current owners

Batavia Downs has been home to one of the most popular harness racing tracks in New York state since 1940. After the New York Legislature allowed the state’s racetracks to offer video lottery terminals in 2001, a dedicated gambling facility opened on-site.

Batavia Downs Gaming officially launched on May 18, 2005, with over 5,000 people attending the grand opening. The racino has received a few renovations since its launch, and the latest major development was the construction of an 84-room hotel in 2016.

Western Regional Off-Track Betting, a public benefit corporation, is the owner and operator of Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel.

A public benefit corporation called Western Regional Off-Track Betting owns Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel.

While you can earn dining discounts, the drinks are generally not free at the various establishments at Batavia Downs.

You must be at least 18 years old to enter Batavia Downs.

There are a couple of dedicated smoking rooms, but other than those, the venue is smoke-free.

The racino offers four dining options — two restaurants and two bars. There’s also an 84-room hotel on-site and a racetrack for harness racing.

Batavia Downs currently hosts over 850 slot machines.

No, you won’t find any bingo games at Batavia Downs.

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