Saratoga Gaming and Raceway has played a major role in tourism, as well as the economy of the Capital Region and the entire state," said Senator Hugh Farley. "This exciting expansion project will provide more jobs to Capital Region residents and ensure that visitors to the region have access to the very best in exciting horse racing, video gaming, fine dining and entertainment.
"Saratoga Gaming and Raceway's video gaming operations have generated more than $190,000,000 in aid to education to date -- $62,000,000 of that coming in the last fiscal year alone," said New York Lottery Director Robert J. McLaughlin, who was unable to attend. "The investment made here not only will help Saratoga boost its entertainment value in the eyes of our players, it also will help the Lottery boost its future aid to education contributions for the benefit of all New Yorkers."
"We are very excited about our expanded gaming floor, Vapor, and the Garden Buffet. Our players asked for more games, more dining options and more entertainment and our expansion provides this," said Daniel Gerrity, Saratoga Gaming and Raceway President. "It adds a new level of excitement to Saratoga Gaming and Raceway."
New York State's first video gaming facility, which opened in January of 2004, also announced more headlining acts scheduled to appear this summer in their new night club; Vapor. The two-story night club will host national and local acts such as: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on June 7, Gin Blossoms on July 6, KC & the Sunshine Band on July 12, TheOriginalFamilyStone (Founding Members and Alumni of Sly And The Family Stone) on July 26, and ABBA, The Tour on July 28.
|The first gaming facility to open in New York State, Saratoga Gaming and Raceway boasts over 1,500 state-of-the-art video gaming machines, a full service restaurant with buffet, a fine dining restaurant, three full-service bars, a food court and deli, a point boutique, and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check. Fortunes, the full service restaurant, overlooks the live harness racing with seating for 400 guests. The 55,000 square foot gaming floor cost $15 million to construct and employs an additional 300 local residents. Our full service restaurant, overlooking the excitement of live harness racing, seats 400 guests and can accommodate large group events.|
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