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Batavia Downs Gaming

8315 Park Road, Batavia, New York  [view mapview map]   

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Gaming machines:600
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:20,000 sq/ft


Hotels: Batavia Hotels
Attractions: Batavia Downs Racetrack


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Batavia Downs Gaming Review

Batavia Downs Gaming is located at 8315 Park Road, in Batavia, New York, just off the I-90 New York State Thruway between Buffalo and Rochester. The property officially opened as a 1/2 mile race track on September 20, 1940 and added New York State Lottery VLTs  in 2005.

Live harness racing runs July through December with a 6:35pm post time on Wednesday,  Friday, and Saturday and 1:15pm post time all Sundays in August and occasional special Mondays.

The casino has about 600 gaming machines made by Bally, IGT, and GTECH.  The casino is open 8am to 4am daily.

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Gaming at Batavia Downs Gaming

There are over 500 video lottery terminals at Batavia downs serving up slots and video poker games, but  a quick glance at their web site tells you this is a harness racing venue, first and foremost.  The track opened in 1940 and still provides live racing excitement from July through December with up to 4 nights of racing every week.

There is also simulcast action and Batavia offers off track betting.

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  • Serving: Italian

Fortuna's is located on the gaming floor at Batavia Downs and offers three menus throughout the day. The $5.99 menu gets most of the action with awesome choices for player card holders like spaghetti parmesan and rotini primavera and more. The lunch menu offers great Italian fare at reasonable prices and the dinner menu reads as if it were from an upscale trattoria, without the upscale prices.

  • Price range: Average


Sunday10:00am / 10:00pm
Monday11:00am / 10:00pm
Tuesday11:00am / 10:00pm
Wednesday11:00am / 10:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 10:00pm
Friday11:00am / 10:00pm
Saturday11:00am / 10:00pm

34 Rush Sports Bar

  • Serving: Bar/Pub

Thomas Thurman puts his signature on the logo of Thurman's Rush 34 Sports Bar at Batavia Downs. The venue s located on the gaming floor and offers up plenty of big screen TVs for watching the current sporting events, a whole line up of  hearty fare including the Thurmanator, a 10 oz. half ground Angus and half ground bacon burger with Franks Red Hot, sliced blue cheese and green onion on a soft baked pretzel roll. Of course you can get beef on weck and a host of pub bites including wings, pizza, and pretzels.

  • Price range: Average

The Clubhouse and Rail Bar

The Clubhouse and Rail Bar at Batavia Downs is located on the second floor and offers a great variety of light fare and complete meals as well as drinks in a relaxed setting overlooking the harness racetrack. Enjoy a Sunday brunch getting ready for the races or lunch and dinner every race day. The Clubhouse opens in July and closes again at the end of the racing season in early December. Race fans love this place and casino goers are known to frequent the venue during race season as well.

  • Price range: Average

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Batavia Downs Racetrack

Race Track

There is a lot of history to Batavia Downs going back to 1939 and their big opening the next year. It is the oldest lighted harness racing track in the country.  The addition of video lottery terminals in 2005 help to fund better purses and gave the operators a bigger budget for track improvements as well.

Race dates are from late July through early December with post times of 6:35pm Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (plus Tuesdays in September) and 1:15pm on Sundays and the occasional special monday race.

The facility offers dining options, lounges, and simulcast betting on thoroughbred and harness races throughout the country.

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Phone: (585) 343-3750

Toll-free: (800) 724-2000


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Twitter: @bataviadowns

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Casino hours

Sunday 8:00am to 4:00am
Monday 8:00am to 4:00am
Tuesday 8:00am to 4:00am
Wednesday 8:00am to 4:00am
Thursday 8:00am to 4:00am
Friday 8:00am to 4:00am
Saturday 8:00am to 4:00am

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