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Vernon Downs Casino

4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon, NY
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Vernon
Type: Casinos
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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New York State
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a low-end casino at a harness racetrack. A little run down. My biggest complaint is they keep sending me offers (Clambake, July 4th picnic, etc.) however when I call to confirm, they are ALWAYS booked. I've called to confirm these offers the second the offer hits my mailbox, and they are ALWAYS booked. Why bother to send them.... More

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped for lunch at the casino and had a very nice and plentiful buffet (with a senior discount) over-looking the race track where the horses were being exercised. A lovely, sunny day and a beautiful view.

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Bethlehem
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I make it a point to stop in at this casino every time I am in the area. They are so much more player friendly then the larger casinos are. I eat often in Champions buffet and the food is always good.

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Mechanicville N.y.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Vernon Racino is a small casino with a great group of drink servers and fun bands right next to the floor of Friday and Saturday nights. Because its a Racino payouts are a little lower but you can get lucky and it is a friendly place. If I were to improve things I would have the match the drink specials... More

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Syracuse, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Sure, you can go down the road to the other casino, with its fancy-pants pretentiousness, if that's what you like. But if you just want to have fun without the glitz and glitter, Vernon Downs is the place to be. And the Champions Buffet is an amazing bargain, with excellent food. I'm glad I don't live closer, because I would... More

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Fredonia, New York
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191 reviews 191 reviews
41 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

!st time here and only went because of proximity to main destination; Turning Stone. Had heard of before but never planned on visiting because of distance from home (3 hrs.) and not much love for racinos. Were at Turning Stone for a 2 night stay and, not having much luck, figured we'd give it a try. Went for lunch buffet,... More

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Binghamton, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and I went to Vernon Downs Casino ironically after our stay at nearby Turning Stone. To be honest we were very disappointed with Turning Stone's casino so decided to try our luck at the much smaller "slot" casino. Being that we live in the Southern Tier of NY I've been to their sister casino, Tioga Downs, many times.... More

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Skaneateles, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Always liked Vernon, We stopped by on a friday around noon, Nice casino, Clean no smoke,I have been here before,Always like it, Had fun, My wife hit it big, Cashed out, had a beer, Left with a smile. We wil come again!!!

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Utica , NY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

place is ok needs serious renovations in room, beds are decent. Problem is ALL the TOWELS WERE FOLDED UP DIRTY WITH STAINS. Nice job. As usual front desk manager is arrogant and NEVER helps the patrons, guests...EVER

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Homer, New York, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

As frequent slot players at Vernon Downs we were invited to their New Year's Eve party...it included a free night's stay in the hotel, a small bottle of champagne and two glasses as a welcome gift, a sit-down dinner including steamship round of beef and carved ham, a complimentary photograph (one per couple) and a champagne toast and favors at... More

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