Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack Hot
Restaurants: 3 Valet Parking: $3
Buffets: B- $16.95 (Sun) L- $16.95 D- $20.95
Casino Size: 28,267 Square Feet
Games Offered: Only Video Gaming Machines, similar to slot machines
Overnight RV Parking: Call for permission
Senior Discount: Various Tuesday if 50+
Special Features: Live thoroughbred horse racing (Friday-Tuesday) mid-April through December. Daily simulcasting of harness and thoroughbred racing.
The truth comes out
I wholeheartedly agree with the previous contributors, I have embarrassingly lost more than i want to mention at that place, Fingerlakes Casino is a NY State tax collection service for its patrons. I stupidly contributed all the way to Platinum status at that dump, never a big win, never walked out ahead. If you readers want a laugh, go to TRIPADVISOR, and read the reviews, All of them are 2 line reviews saying how great it is, obviously a sort of manipulation of sorts, perhaps fill out a voucher and get ten dollars free play with a good comment? TRIPADVISOR is a site that has all different comments from all different people, funny how Fingerlakes Casino reviews are all the same, 2 lines all good. FAKE.Its a shame as a lot of good people work there, made a lot of friends over the years, but i have not set foot in that rathole since Christmas and i never will again. No chance of winning, And for the people in the winners gallery, ask them how much they put in a year, I lost most of my life savings there over 5 yrs. with no way to get it back, Stay away, try the new LAGO casino when it opens up,but please stay away from Fingerlakes, I learned my lesson the hard way.
Ur not the only game in town
I really believe, and I'm sure that the management knows also, that when down I-90 opens up, we're talking ghost town, unless there's a change. When u first opened it was new and exciting. But that was in the past. No more. I ask myself what reasons could lead to never even winning anything, I mean nil, nada zero. Ur enablers. Now I know that I don't have to go to there. But the mailers are all coordinated so when u go u pick up ur doohickey and maybe have a cash voucher but u can't use it on the day of the other cash voucher because it's the wrong day you have to be there and drive and waste gas and pay tolls and be frustrated because like I said u never ever win anything. Whoever schedules (probably a software program) should design plays for the Buffalo Bills or the military. One can literally put between $20 to $200 in a penny machine after the voucher, if ur there on the right day , and lose in less time than it takes walk from the parking lot into the racino. I cannot believe that FL doesn't make money. Lighten up a little, loosen the tie, take ur girdle off, don't be so uptight. Ur always going to win, but we would like to win too. Not as much as u but once in awhile would be nice. I know I'm going on and on but I don't care. There r times that I have spent hundreds to get to the bonus games. 10, 20, 30 even 50 free games and won $6. That stinks. Now if I had won $50 to $100. Ur going to get it back. I'm saying $6 and I'm leaving. By the way $4 ATM, that sucks. I hope u don't have to feel like I do most of the time. The old adage word of mouth is the best advertising. In ur case word of mouth could b the worse advertising. U might want to start changing ur ways a little because down the street is coming fast. Wow invalid token. How about the truth hurts.
Unless you like to loose, don't go there. $9000 plus I lost in that place. Yup my fault to keep going back but NO MORE. THEY KEEP TIGHTENING UP THE MACHIENES to make up for the gimmicks they give out. Spend the money on gas and go to turning stone, at least you get accomandations.
No longer a casino a tax collection service
11 years open what has changed everything. The people have been down sized to make payroll. The slot machine at one time were fair, today you could walk in get $100 free play play 20 in five different machine and win zero. Pk believe there is no payout schedule in state run casino they are only there to steal money from the public. They have real problems today my wife no longer likes this place it appears to be now a haven for the non English speaking public.
Just gets worse!
I have been going to Fingerlakes Casino for 6-7 yrs. You can see the change in payouts over the last 3 yrs. Machines that paid 10-15 spins on a bonus,if you are lucky,now pay 5-7 spins,They cut back.You can see the difference,When you can drop $700 into a slot and never score anything of value thats bad.How do you know that the machine is just "shut down" for a while.I would not play here again.Manipulation at its best.Try Turning Stone,or better yet Vernon Downs.I really do see a difference when i play there. Gaming is not fun at Fingerlakes Casino.
Just wanna have some fun
When I go into a casino my only expectation is to have some fun on some fun slots. I understand and accept that I might not come home with the money I walked in with or I might come home with an extra few bucks. But really I just want to play. But when I put $20 to $60 into a machine and I don't even get the bonus or the gimmick or the free spins one time.... I am NOT having fun! Chances are if I win and walk away with an extra hundred I'm going to give it back to the casino before I make it to the front door. So my most recent experiences with FL have left me, to put it bluntly, pissed. I played a number of machines thinking sooner or later I would hit one and get some play. Give me the gimmick, the frogs, the pigs, the dice, whatever and more than a couple bucks win on a penny machine and I'm happy to sit there and play until I usually play it away but I've had a good time. Loosen up those machines and let people have some fun. I'm done with FL for a long time.
To all you foolish gamblers
First of all, only a fool would walk into a small casino like finger lakes with $500 or more. I have never walked into that place with more than $150. I be damn if I let them take my hard earned money. I'm pretty sure most of you can't afford it. Some of you have a serious addiction and know it. FL is an enjoyment for me....win or lose. I have heard of one man losing life savings of $1,000,000 in that place and others losing thousands a month. I only pray that I could be blessed with that kind of money and it damn sure wouldn't go to a casino. Stop complaining and get help because some of you really need it.
I can tell you exactly what I feel about the place. I'd say the only good thing is it's closer than the Indian casinos which I like a lot more. Where do I start? Winners. Do you notice how they have a lot of progressive machines. Lots of money to be made with those style machines and I don't mean the customer. My entire family likes gaming and I can't tell you one person who has won anything big there. Sure they have a few people win big on one or two machines and the rest are closed. They have taken just about every free thing away from you. Buffets, Sure they get you to go there for a free pillow or an appliance no one really uses (and we run) or give you free play that you never can win a dime with but at the end you know you will try your luck and play a few hundred. I played $300 this past weekend and didn't get a dime. I tried all kinds of machines and not one paid over $5. They need an Indian casino in Rochester to give them hell. I honestly don't see the wow in the buffet. The prime rib is hard and dry and no flavor. The sides and rest of the food are all right out of a can. I'm getting really tired of FL. They just don't let people win. The points are a shame. I have over 5,000 points and can't get a thing in that store. Just another appliance they gave out for free or a jacket to advertise the place. Do you know what it takes to get those kind of points? I asked them why they don't have an actual gift shop with various kinds of goods. They said they have contracts with certain places. They are basically a Big Lots. Discontinued or blemished items. If I was playing at Seneca like I play at FL I would have had a lot of freebies like concerts, food, hotel, and real money at a real gift shop with quality items. I'm tired to giving my money to them. I'm done with FL.
Biggest disappointment- alcoholic drinks are$$$-pretty cheap of them. Served myself at the bar and left no tip.
Slots very tight and set up that way. Found game pays different there than at Seneca or Casino Niagara, tighter of course.
Buffet was typical but nothing to rave about. Rewards a joke.
Comfort Inn across the road was a great place, good service and value, clean, great continental breakfast.
Will not likely return unless we are passing and bored.
I never win
My husband drags me there, and I hate it. I never win, and the drinks are watered down.
I never win at finger lakes I dont understand
I Really like playing slots , I played all year of 2010 and lost a lot of money ... But at finger lakes after 1 year of going and the past 2 weeks of 2011 I have went I seem to lose every time ... I don't expect to win but It seems like it is so hard to hit on these machines ... I want to have fun but go through money soo fast and rarely get bonus to have fun with .. I can see hitting bonus more so you can keep playing for a while but it never happens there .... I seemed to have a little more luck at Batavia downs .. But since its the New Year and I went to finger lakes 2 times already this 2011 and Lost .. I think I am now done with finger lakes I cant ever have fun there its sad, I tried to give them so many chances to have a good time ... but taking my money every time is not fun anymore ... it sucks I liked playing .. but oh well , Good Luck to everyone who keeps trying I'm done giving finger lake chances to have a good time and win for once lol
I go there abt 2-3x per week. I lose lose lose lose all the time. It sucks. I go bcuz its close and I love to gamble. But the machines are hella tight. I lose 200 - 500 bucks a pop. It sucks.
Close to home
My wife and I visit Finger Lakes on a regular basis. We always have a good time. Place can get very busy no matter what day of the week it is. Buffet is the best of any Casinos in NY or Canada. We win and lose, about even I'd say. We only play the penny slots, as most people do. I don't understand why they have the $5.00 and up machines, no one is ever at them. All in all I really like this Casino.
This place is only a 20 min. drive for us. When we first started going there we played less than a "buck a pop" on most of the machines. I've found that the "greedier I get the more I loose." The payback is pretty tight most of the time, but if you learn to restrain yourself, you can have an enjoyable time without going broke.
The promotions seem to favor those with the most points, but that should be expected. We go there several times a week and are still not headed for the poor house.
The staff are all friendly and helpful. The Buffet is the best of any of the State run Racino's Ive seen. The entire facility is getting a new look and updating. Overall, Fingerlakes is a good place to spend an afternoon or evening.
If they built a senior housing complex on the front lawn it would probably be the most successful business in the area.
See you on the gaming floor....
it is no good
I have been here a lot of times and it seems the only people that win there are the big, big players.
I have spent $500 at a crack and nothing. Your odds are better at Senaca, NY.
Ivan The Gambler
This place really SUCKS! I have been there about 20 times and lost anywhere from $200 to $800 each time. I have never came out of there ahead.
These NY State run casinos are the biggest RIPOFF to everyone who goes to them. If you want more paying action, I suggest you go to a real Casino like Turning Stone or The Seneca Casino in Niagara Falls, NY.
I won't bother wasting any more time or my hard earned money at this place!