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Vernon Downs Casino

4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon, NY
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Vernon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visited here in early December. The casino building is basically a boring square box. Not much thought went into its design. Although it is non smoking there are still smokers outside and you have to inhale second hand smoke upon entering. Once inside the slots payout nothing and are just as bad as turning stone. The employees here , just... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

we had a bad thanksgiving meal nothing tasted like thanksgiving food .paid to much for a terrible meal,service was good that's about it.we will not do it again

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Horseheads, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Vernon Downs has built a whole new complex next to the race track. Hotel and casino are fantastic. Got a good price on their website and the casino was paying way better than turning stone. Also no smoking inside - Loved that.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Went to the casino while staying in the hotel, it was very small and no tables just machines. Very sad about that. Drinks were overpriced at the bad...$5 for a beer is insane even worse when it's old beer. (Boston Lager was old, tasted extremely bitter).

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Cicero, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stopped at Vernon Downs Casino recently and had an enjoyable time. We ate at Champions Buffet and thought that the food was very good. There was salad, soup, breads, hot entrees and a selection of wonderful desserts....something for everyone. We played the slots for a while and won a bit! Our only disappointment was that there are only slots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a small but well run casino in the Vernon Downs Hotel, which I've reviewed separately. Service was great, we made a few bucks in the slots, and it was a nice change to have live races a swift shuttle ride next door. The only thing lacking was table games which is what my husband is into, but for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very quiet casino but make sure you eat before you get there the food is not worth it. The staff was very helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Hi, Vernon Downs is not Vegas, a fancy resort, the Caribbean nor a place for "big spenders" It is a place to relax, have a decent meal, enjoy the pool and do a "little" gambling at the slot machines and spend time at the track. They give you a nice break from your work schedule. Understand this is not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

large but not huge, café food was good and reasonable. Staff at guest services weren't quite as friendly as other places I've visited

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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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