Saratoga Brings New York Sushi and Slot Machines
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway is bringing a taste of Las Vegas to New York.
President Dan Gerrity is excited about presenting the facility's new slot
machines, restaurant and nightclub to the public.
The racino looks more like a Las Vegas casino with its new 45,000 square feet
of expansion space. 431 new video slot machines mesmerize patrons in the
new wing while they are seduced by the smell of American, Italian, Asian and
Saratoga spent eight months and $15 million completing the expansions.
Gamblers can look forward to $25 high roller slot machines, unlimited sushi, and
Vapor, the two-story night club managed by Atlanta high-life experts.
Fans of slot machines may feel overwhelmed by the old Saratoga-style
barrel-vaulted ceiling in the new 100,000 square foot gambling hall.
Counting the 431 new video slot machines, the facility is now up to 1,760
slot machines. Slot machines of many different themes and denominations
can be found at the racino. Dozens of new penny slot machines came in with
the new batch.
Back in 2004, Saratoga Gaming and Raceway was the first facility in the state
to offer video slot machines. Since then the slot machines have generated
$191 million in education aid to New York state, claims New York Lottery Deputy
Director Susan Miller.
Rita Cox, Saratoga’s vice president of sales and marketing, says last year
the racino topped $119 million in revenue with 50,000 visitors frequenting the
facility each week. She expects the new slot machines and expansions to
increase annual revenue by about 20 percent.