Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway
Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway is a casino and raceway situated near the city of Buffalo, New York, at the Erie County Fairgrounds, a famous harness racing venue in upstate New York.
Although primarily a racino, Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway is quickly becoming a go-to option for players. The casino floor sprawls across 55,000 square feet, with nearly 900 machines with denominations ranging from a single penny to $5 per round.
This New York casino offers hundreds of VLTs along with live and simulcast wagering on a half-mile harness racing track at the Buffalo Raceway. There are also several New York Lottery redemption kiosks at the venue where you can purchase lottery tickets and redeem prizes.
The Buffalo Trotting Association owns Hamburg Gaming, with Delaware North as the operating partner. The gambling floor is open daily, from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m., to all patrons who are at least 18 years old.
Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway details
- Name: Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway
- Address: 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY 14075
- Phone number: 716-646-6109; 800-237-1205
- Hours of operation: Daily from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.
- Games available: Around 900 slots and video poker machines; live racing
Hamburg Gaming casino games, racing & facilities
|Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway
|Available via Lucky North Club rewards program and social casino gaming via Lucky North Casino
|Lucky North Club
|Dedicated smoking rooms; no smoking anywhere else inside the casino
|Blue Ribbon Grill
|Winner’s Circle Cafe, Cyclone Bar, Tim Hortons
|No accommodations on site
Slot machines at Hamburg Gaming
Hamburg Gaming hosts close to 900 video lottery terminals and video poker machines. The betting range goes from $0.01 to $5.
The game library features well-known classics such as Wheel of Fortune, Blazing 7s Double Jackpot, slots from the Quick Hit series, Dancing Drums, and many more. Hamburg Gaming also frequently adds new titles from SG Gaming, Aristocrat, IGT, WMS, Bally, and others.
The slot games include Money Link: The Great Immortals played on the TwinStar J43 cabinet with three levels of progressive jackpots through the Money Link feature. There’s also the Quick Hit Wild Blue slot with five levels of Quick Hit jackpots, locking wilds, and the Quick Hit Fever bonus that you can get during the free games.
Table games at Hamburg Gaming
Hamburg Gaming is a racino, which means that under the gambling laws of New York, it is not allowed to host any table games. No blackjack, roulette, poker or baccarat games are available on site.
Does Hamburg Gaming offer a poker/card room?
No. Gambling laws prohibit Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway from setting up and hosting poker games.
Does Hamburg Gaming have a sportsbook?
Hamburg Gaming doesn’t have a full-fledged sportsbook. It does, however, offer live and simulcast pari-mutuel wagering on harness racing at Buffalo Raceway. The live half-mile races take place from January to mid-July. The first post times change throughout the season. From January to April, the first post time is 6 p.m., while from April to July, the races start at 1:30 p.m. If you can’t make it to the racetrack on time, there are dozens of off-track betting locations throughout the state.
Lucky North Club rewards program
Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway offers loyal players the Lucky North Club. The tiered structure has benefits such as free play, access to members-only promotions, discounts for food and services, invitations to exclusive events, complimentary valet parking, free check cashing, and more. There are five levels of the program, and each has a points threshold:
- Ruby: 0 to 199 points
- Emerald: 200 to 749 points
- Sapphire: 750 to 7,499 points
- Diamond: 7,500 to 19,999 points
- Black Diamond: 20,000+
The more you play, the faster you accrue loyalty points to climb the levels of the program or exchange them for free play or other perks.
How do you earn points at Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway?
To earn points and move up the tiers, use your Lucky North Club member’s card on the gambling machines when you play. Every $10 in bets gets you one loyalty point. To receive $1 in free play, you need to accumulate 100 loyalty points. You can also exchange your points for food and other concessions — 50 points will equal $1 for food. You can exchange up to $100 worth of points daily.
Can you get free play at Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway?
There are several ways to get free play at Hamburg Gaming. First is through the Lucky North Club, where 100 loyalty points can get you $1 in free play. The other way is through promotions and giveaways the casino offers. You can also download a Lucky North social casino app for Android and iOS to play games for free. The app does not offer real money gambling.
Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway history and current owners
Hamburg Gaming Buffalo Raceway at the Erie County Fairgrounds opened as a half-mile harness racing track in 1942. In 1971, Sportservice Corp. bought the facility and added simulcast wagering in the 1980s.
Another change of ownership occurred in 1990 when the Erie County Agricultural Society bought the property, adding VLTs in 2004. This created Fairgrounds Gaming. In 2010, Fairgrounds Gaming moved to a new building and changed its name to Hamburg Gaming.
Now, the Buffalo Trotting Association owns Hamburg Gaming, and Delaware North serves as the operational partner.
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The Buffalo Trotting Association owns Hamburg Gaming.
Yes, the casino offers free coffee, soda, juice, and water to anyone playing the video gambling machines.
You need to be at least 18 to be on the gambling floor and bet on games and horse racing.
No, Hamburg Gaming prohibits smoking on the premises. However, there is a Lucky Lights smoking veranda, an open-air ventilated area with 76 gambling machines.
Yes, it offers the Lucky North social gaming app.
No, there isn’t any bingo at Hamburg Gaming.
Niagara Falls is 90 minutes away and is the biggest nearby attraction.