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Scioto Downs Racino

6000 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio  [view mapview map]   

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Gaming machines:2100
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Maximum Bet:$100
Open 24/7:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:117,000 sq/ft
Convention sq/ft:10,000 sq/ft


Hotels: Columbus Hotels
Venues: Veil Bar, Race Track Summer Concert Series
Attractions: Scioto Downs Race Track


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Scioto Downs Racino Review

Scioto Downs Racino is located in ColumbusOhio and is the state's first racino. The property opened to slots (VLT) play on June 1, 2012, but the race track and facilities have been in operation since 1959. Scioto Downs Racino is operated by MTR Gaming Group under authority of the Ohio Lottery Commission.

The casino spans 117,000 square feet and holds over 2,100 video lottery terminals with the same game names and themes as you would play in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. VLTs operate just like slots on the outside - inside they simply go through lottery servers rather than have an onboard random number generator - human error and oversight are virtually eliminated with this system.

Scioto Downs Racino is open 24 hours a day every day of the year. There are several restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues on the property and of course the Race Track still runs May through September with simulcast betting allowed daily year round. When the track is off-hours, the raceway opens for a Summer Concert Series with nationally known superstars providing entertainment.

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Gaming at Scioto Downs Racino

Except for holidays, post time at Scioto Downs is 6:30pm Tuesday through Saturday with special holiday starts such as Memorial Day and Labor Day at 1:30pm. Simulcast racing occurs 11am to midnight every day.

The Racino is open 24/7 and features reel slots, video slots, and video keno over more than 2,000 video lottery terminals. These machines look and act just like the games in Las Vegas. Scioto Downs Racino has published "Video Lottery Terminals 101" primer in PDF for those not familiar with the concept, but most people are happy just to play the games and not worry about the inner workings.

Game play denominations range from a penny to $100. Machines take cash or tickets. Choose a denomination and number of lines to play and press spin or repeat if you have already set your stakes. When you want to cash out the machine will print a ticket which can be used on another machine or converted to cash at Guest Services or one of the 19 Cash Centers. Just like Vegas!

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Dining & Restaurants


  • Serving: Steak, American

Open race nights during the season, the Clubhouse at Scioto Downs Racino offers a fine dining experience along with views of the race track and televisions on nearly all of the tables.

The restaurant is glass enclosed and multi-tiered, so if you are planning on a group function you may have a section all to yourselves.

Entrée pricing for all American comfort foods range from about $13.00 to $30.00, and sandwiches and salads are priced from $4.00 to $11.00. Reservations at least 24 hours in advance are highly recommended.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (614) 295-4665
  • Takes reservations


Tuesday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Wednesday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Thursday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Friday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Saturday5:30pm / 9:30pm

The Grove Buffet

  • Serving: Italian, Asian, American, Buffet

The Grove Buffet at Scioto Downs Racino is open for lunch and dinner daily. There are seven dining stations featuring American comfort foods, Italian and Asian fare, a carving station, grill, salad and dessert sections. All you can eat  to satisfy your hunger in a casual atmosphere unlike any other is what you will find here. The hours are convenient and the food is awesome.

  • Price range: Average
  • Buffet


Sunday11:00am / 9:00pm
Monday11:00am / 9:00pm
Tuesday11:00am / 9:00pm
Wednesday11:00am / 9:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 9:00pm
Friday11:00am / 10:00pm
Saturday11:00am / 10:00pm

Dash Cafe

  • Serving: Deli, Snacks / Hotdogs, Pizza, Cafe/Variety

The menu changes a bit throughout a 24 hour period at Dash Cafe on the casino floor at Scioto Downs Racino but no matter what time you come in you are sure to find hearty fare that is reasonable priced and delivered in a hurry with a smile. Enjoy fresh deli sandwiches, wood fired pizzas straight from the oven, grilled burgers and sandwiches, and a good selection of snacks, salads, and beverages.

  • Price range: Average


Sunday12:00am / 12:00am
Monday12:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday12:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday12:00am / 12:00am
Thursday12:00am / 12:00am
Friday12:00am / 12:00am
Saturday12:00am / 12:00am

The Penthouse

  • Serving: American, Snacks / Hotdogs, Small Plate Appetizers

With personal monitors on almost every table and plenty of wide screen TVs all around the walls, the best place for Simulcast bettors to grab a bite while they ply their skills is at The Penthouse. Sandwiches, snacks, burgers, hot dogs, appetizers, it's all on the menu and the price range of $2.75 to $6.75 will leave you with plenty in your budget for that trifecta.

  • Price range: Budget


Sunday12:00pm / 9:00pm
Monday12:00pm / 9:00pm
Tuesday12:00pm / 9:00pm
Wednesday12:00pm / 9:00pm
Thursday12:00pm / 9:00pm
Friday12:00pm / 11:00pm
Saturday12:00pm / 11:00pm

The Patio

  • Serving: American, Snacks / Hotdogs, Small Plate Appetizers

The Patio at Scioto Downs Racino is mere feet from the thundering hoofs of harness racing heroes and a great place to mingle and have a cold beer or cocktail before or after a snack or meal. The Patio is open 5:30pm to 9:30pm on Live Race days May through September. Serving appetizers, chicken, burgers, dogs, subs, and pizza in a price range of $1.75 to $8.00.

  • Price range: Budget
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Outdoor seating


Tuesday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Wednesday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Thursday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Friday5:30pm / 9:30pm
Saturday5:30pm / 9:30pm

Scioto Scoops

  • Serving: Ice Cream

Keep it cool with a single, double, or triple scoop of world famous Velvet Ice Cream at Scioto Scoops. In addition to Velvet scoops (Velvet has been making ice cream since 1914 so you know it's good) you can try something off the novelty menu like a Sundae Cone, Old Mill Bar, or a Magnum caramel Bar among other choices.

  • Price range: Budget


Sunday11:00am / 8:00pm
Monday11:00am / 8:00pm
Tuesday11:00am / 8:00pm
Wednesday11:00am / 8:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 8:00pm
Friday11:00am / 9:00pm
Saturday11:00am / 9:00pm

Scioto Downs Racino Venues & Hotspots

Veil Bar

Veil Bar is located right in the middle of all the gaming action at Scioto Downs Racino. By most accounts it is the best place for live entertainment, dancing and drinks on weekends. Look for drink specials weekdays and check the link above for the current and upcoming line-up of live entertainment. Veil Bar is open daily 5:30am to 2:30am.

Race Track Summer Concert Series

Scioto Downs Racino is  Central Ohio's premiere place for 24/7 entertainment every day of the year, and every weekend you can catch some great acts at the Veil Bar. But at least one night per month during the race season (May through September) the Summer Concert Series brings top name acts in for outdoor concerts that will rock your days and nights away. Country and rock artists will entertain you while you stand and cheer or  enjoy the comfortable outdoor seating. The line up is usually announced in April so check back if you aren't seeing your favorite artist on the roster yet.

Scioto Downs Racino Attractions & Entertainment

Scioto Downs Race Track

Race Track

Scioto Downs has been providing heart pounding thrills and excitement for over half a century and the action continues at Scioto Downs Racino. Harness racing has its own appeal with spills and thrills and wins by a nose. Live racing carries on here every May through September. Simulcast betting on races from all over North America begins at 11am daily with gates open an hour beforehand. The addition of the casino here has only strengthened Scioto Downs position and they have been able to add more races and increase the purses so it's a win/win.


Tuesday6:30pm / Close
Wednesday6:30pm / Close
Thursday6:30pm / Close
Friday6:30pm / Close
Saturday6:30pm / Close


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Phone: (614) 295-4700

Toll-free: (877) 672-4686

Fax: (614) 295-8871


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