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Monticello Casino & Raceway

204 Route 17B, Monticello, New York  [view mapview map]   

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Casino opened:June 27, 1958
Gaming machines:1550
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Maximum Bet:$10
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:40,000 sq/ft


Hotels: Monticello Hotels
Venues: Lava Lounge & HYPE!
Attractions: Monticello Raceway


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Monticello Casino & Raceway Review - CLOSED

Update: On or before April 23, casino and food and beverage operations at Monticello Raceway will come to an end. News of the closing was revealed by the racino’s owner, Empire Resorts, in a Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. For the time being, the harness racing track will remain in operation, with further details to follow.

Monticello Raceway, is located at 204 Route 17b in MonticelloNew York, about 90 minutes from New York City. The venue became Monticello Casino and Raceway on June 20, 2004, with the addition of 40,000 square feet of casino floor space and over 1,000 slots games from the New York Lottery. They've recently added electronic roulette with more electronic table games promised in the near future.

You can still bet on live harness racing at least four days a week, 52 weeks out of the year as well.

The facility is owned by Empire Resorts, open from 10am until 4am daily, features two bars, one with live entertainment, a food court, buffet, and The Terrace Restaurant which is only open Fridays and Saturdays.

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Gaming at Monticello Casino & Raceway

The 40,000 square foot casino space at Monticello Casino and Raceway features well over 1,000 video lottery terminals (VLTs) featuring slots games and other action. They have recently added electronic roulette with more electronic table games coming soon!

Live harness racing has been going on here since the 1950's and you can still watch and bet on the horses at least four days a week all throughout the year.

Simulcast racing is currently suspended but may return pending contract negotiations.

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  • Serving: Buffet, International

Buffet offers up a tantalizing spread of buffet fare seven days a week with special menus on certain days. Of course they rotate the menu with the season, but in June we are seeing All American fare on Monday and Tuesday, Italian on Wednesday, BBQ Friday, and prime rib and shrimp on Saturday. Sunday they offer a brunch beginning at 11am with the  dinner menu beginning at 2pm.

  • Price range: Average
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Sunday11:00am / 8:00pm
Monday12:00pm / 8:00pm
Tuesday12:00pm / 8:00pm
Wednesday12:00pm / 8:00pm
Thursday12:00pm / 8:00pm
Friday12:00pm / 9:00pm
Saturday12:00pm / 9:00pm

Food Court

  • Serving: American, Pizza, Cafe/Variety

You simply have to take a break from the action now and then and replenish your energy- and the food court at Monticello offers a delicious line up of outlets serving everything from pizza, burgers, wings, Deli sandwiches, salads, and soups to a simple cup of coffee and scrumptious fresh baked goods. Enjoy a seat or rush in and get back to your game with Grab-N-Go Sandwiches  for $6.95from 12pm - 1am.

  • Price range: Average
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Sunday10:00am / 4:00am
Monday10:00am / 4:00am
Tuesday10:00am / 4:00am
Wednesday10:00am / 4:00am
Thursday10:00am / 4:00am
Friday10:00am / 4:00am
Saturday10:00am / 4:00am

The Terrace

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, American

The Terrace may only be open Friday and Saturday nights, but aren't most good things hard to come by? If you come into Monticello Casino & Raceway when they are open, you can enjoy fresh seafood and juicy steaks just the way you like them. If you can't decide, simply try the surf and turf with lobster tail and filet of beef tenderloin for the best of both worlds.

  • Price range: Average


Friday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 11:00pm

Monticello Casino & Raceway Venues & Hotspots

Lava Lounge & HYPE!

You will find a live band putting out the vibe every Friday and Saturday night at Monticello Casino in The Lava Lounge.  You usually won't hear the same band two nights in a row so check the listings page if you are not sure whether to come Friday or Saturday.

Hype! also features live entertainment and with seating for 250, it's always hopping on the weekends.

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Monticello Raceway

Race Track

Monticello Raceway features live harness racing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday all year long with the occasional stakes race or holiday event on other days. Post times are 12:25pm January and February, 12:50pm March through October, 12:25 November and December, and 5:30pm on July 4th.

Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association exercised their right in early 2014 to stop simulcast signals, which ended, for now anyway, simulcast betting at the venue.

The track first opened in June of 1958.

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Contact information


Address: 204 NY-17B, Monticello, NY 12701, USA

Phone: (845) 794-4100

Toll-free: (866) 777-4263


Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @PlayMonticello

Casino hours

Sunday 10:00am to 4:00am
Monday 10:00am to 4:00am
Tuesday 10:00am to 4:00am
Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00am
Thursday 10:00am to 4:00am
Friday 10:00am to 4:00am
Saturday 10:00am to 4:00am

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