Scioto Downs Racino Hot
Buffets: L- $15.99 D- $19.99
Admission: Free/$2 (Thu-Sat)
Games Offered: Only Video Lottery Terminals, similar to slot machines.
Special Features: Daily simulcast. Live Racing May-September Thu-Sat.
A lot of Fun
Nothing but slot machines and the track, obviously. I've never bet on the horses, but I've heard a lot of good things about it. As for the slots I've personally watched someone win a $2,000 jackpot, a $1,500 jackpot, and I won $500 myself. The machines aren't stingy and you'll win a decent amount on the right machine. It really does seem like some machines have higher payouts than others, and everybody knows it; you'll often see a line 2-3 deep PER machine for the popular ones that people know payout. If you're lucky someone will give up and you'll get to hit a few times. There are always people going around cleaning and making sure chairs are pushed in and things look neat, waitresses and bartenders are friendly, but I had to knock off a star because the bartenders (that I've encountered anyway) aren't exactly professional. I asked for a Crown and Coke and the guy did about a 75/25 mixture of alcohol to coke and it was extremely strong. Bottles or draft beer are nice though. Their INClub card is nice, a couple of dollars here and there plus free play, and you only get to upgrade if you spend more money on the machines, but you get more free play and stuff. Lastly, the food is amazing; they offer a buffet and they also have a small cafe, however everything is ridiculously overpriced. The cheapest thing at the cafe is a hotdog for about $5, and not even a fancy hotdog. That's the only reason I gave Food/Drink 2 stars is for the price, however it tastes great. I'd say your best bet if you plan on eating is to do the buffet.