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Vernon Downs Casino, 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon, New York  [view mapview map]  Book your room now.

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Gaming machines:767
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:34,500 sq/ft


Hotels: Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel
Rates: $108.00 - $109.00
Venues: Ring Eyed Pete's Bar
Attractions: Vernon Downs Racetrack


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Vernon Downs Casino Hotel Racetrack Review

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel, Racing & Entertainment is located at 4229 Stuhlman Road in Vernon, New York. The casino has a 34,500 square foot gaming space with 767 gaming machines taking virtual coins valued from a penny to $5. The casino was added to the race track in the early 2000's. The Vernon Downs Racetrack features live harness racing (think "chariots" if you are not familiar with harness racing) and daily simulcast betting.  The race track was established July 1, 1953.

Vernon Downs recently added a hotel with 173 guestrooms. Additional amenities at the property include small meeting rooms in the new Vernon Downs Event Center, an arcade/game room, an indoor swimming pool and fitness facilities.

There are plenty of good eats, live entertainment and cold drinks too!

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Vernon Downs Casino has nearly 800 of the hottest top name New York Lottery slots and video poker games including all time favorites like Wolf Run from IGT. The games play just like those in Vegas or AC, but the odds are controlled differently - you'll never notice the difference on the outside.  New games come on the floor with a quickness and they hold on to all of your old favorites.  In-house progressives and Video Poker round out the offering with bets  ranging  from 1¢ to $5.00 in denomination.

But there's more to Vernon Downs than a casino, nightlife, and entertainment! For over 50 years now they've been bringing you live horse racing and now you can see and bet on live harness racing and daily simulcasts bringing you live race betting  action from all over the country.

You must be 18 years of age to play any of the gaming machines at Vernon Downs Casino. Please play responsibly. Vernon Downs Casino is a New York State Lottery Customer Service Center.

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Champions Buffet

  • Serving: Buffet, International

Champions Buffet is open 7 days a week at Vernon Downs and offers a great selection of yummy fare for lunch and dinner. Ribs are a big hit here and so are the themed menu nights (see menu above). Dinner always offers several soup choices, at least 2 carved meats and 3 fish selections, roast chicken and specialty cuisines from regions all over the world.  Beer and wine are available for purchase, it's all you can eat and as much as you want to buy to drink. Kids under 5 eat for free.

  • Price range: Average
  • Buffet


Sunday11:00am / 8:00pm
Monday11:30am / 8:00pm
Tuesday11:30am / 8:00pm
Wednesday11:30am / 8:00pm
Thursday11:30am / 8:00pm
Friday11:30am / 9:00pm
Saturday11:30am / 9:30pm

Mr. G's Food and Spirits

  • Serving: Cafe/Variety

Except for the awesome specials like beef tenderloin tips, seared scallops, pork scarpariello, or the like that the talented culinary artists at Mr. G's offer daily, everything on the menu is under ten bucks - yes - order up a colorful and flavorful masterpiece like the Black & Bleu Steak for $9.99 and enjoy mixed fresh Greens, cherry tomatoes, and red onion topped with crumbled bleu cheese and grilled marinated sirloin steak, with a side of Balsamic vinaigrette or any of the other dozens of exciting options.

  • Price range: Budget
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Happy Hour


Wednesday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Thursday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Friday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 10:00pm

Triple 777 Café

  • Serving: Cafe/Variety

Enjoy a full  breakfast for under $4 daily from 9am to 11am or a full menu of classic fare until at least midnight 7 days a week at this little corner café at Vernon Downs. Triple 777 Café serves up everything from a fried haddock sandwich or philly cheesesteak to burgers, wings, reubens and more 7 days a week.  French dips, shrimp baskets, soups and sides, you name it! The pricing looks like blue plate specials from a 1970's or 80's diner, but that's just they way they roll at Vernon Downs.

  • Price range: Average


Sunday9:00am / 12:00am
Monday9:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday9:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday9:00am / 12:00am
Thursday9:00am / 12:00am
Friday9:00am / 2:00am
Saturday9:00am / 2:00am

Gold Cup Buffet

  • Serving: Prime Rib, Buffet

Gold Cup Buffet offers memorable views of the racetrack along with an all you can eat buffet featuring such delectable fare as prime rib, steamed clams, a dessert bar and a lot more. The prices are so unbelievable we'll just say they must have thought they were in  Las Vegas 1979 when they penned the menu. You will be located in the upper Clubhouse section of the Grandstand when you dine at this Vernon Downs venue.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (315) 829-6817
  • Buffet


Friday5:00pm / 8:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 8:00pm

Trackside Deli & Concessions

  • Serving: American, Deli, Snacks / Hotdogs

Race day brings memories and longings for the aromas of freshly griddled burgers, hot dogs,nachos, and snacks. The Trackside Concessions at Vernon Downs has you covered with all of that plus soups and sides  and filling sandwiches like  roast beef, turkey, or ham & cheese. If you just want to grab some pistachios, cashews or mixed nuts and a drink, it's all right there.

  • Price range: Average
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Vernon Downs Casino Venues & Hotspots

Ring Eyed Pete's Bar

Ring Eyed Pete's Bar at Vernon Downs Casino and Racetrack offers live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm until midnight. It's right on the gaming floor so you won't have far to walk and they offer up all kinds of good quick pub fare to keep your gaming engine revved up. All of the light fare is around $5 except "Hoffman Dogs" which are under $3. Sample a great selection of specialty brews and good eats like chicken quesadillas, loaded fries, chicken tenders and more.

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Race Track

Vernon Downs Racetrack started operations over 50 years ago, in 1953. Today you can enjoy the fast paced action of live harness racing from April to November with some of the finest races in the Central state area.  It's a special place, with  simulcast betting, a hotel and casino with live entertainment, nestled in the rolling hills of mid New York state.

With the new hotel there's also a second simulcast facility on the property, just off the lobby. Watch the races on three super sized movie screens, or bet at one of the 27 individual carrels or 11 private tables all with LCD TV's.

Hotel Simulcast Center Open 7 Days a Week

Monday - Saturday: 11:15am - Midnight
Sunday: 11:15am - 6pm

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Contact information


Address: 4229 Stuhlman Rd, Vernon, NY 13476, USA

Phone: (315) 829-3400

Toll-free: (877) 888-3766


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Twitter: @governondowns

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Casino hours

Sunday 9:00am to 2:00am
Monday 9:00am to 2:00am
Tuesday 9:00am to 2:00am
Wednesday 9:00am to 2:00am
Thursday 9:00am to 2:00am
Friday 9:00am to 3:00am
Saturday 9:00am to 3:00am

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