Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs

Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs

Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Ohio's first Racino, Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs offers over 2,200 of the world's hottest games in a 120,000 square foot facility open 24/7! Enjoy live harness horse racing every May - September and simulcast wagering year-round. We've been bringing harness racing to the community for 58 years! Looking for evening entertainment? Visit the Veil Bar, in the center of the gaming action, or Brew Brothers, featuring meals, music and microbrews every Friday and Saturday night for live local and regional bands. Visit our website to see what national entertainment we have every Spring/Summer live on our racetrack.If you are hungry you can visit one of the many dining venues at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Enjoy the Dash Cafe for a quick lunch, or take in the 7 station Grove Buffet for dinner. Want a dining venue where you can see all the live harness racing? Make a reservation in the Clubhouse which puts you in front of the racing action with an upper scale experience.
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3.0
396 reviews
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Rene' B
21 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Been going for 11 months, haven't hit anything. Unless you bet high, you can forget about winning there. No free giveaways, always have to earn certain amount of points on that day. Never accumulate anything for free meals. Bonus money, is sad. Worst place ever.
Written September 4, 2022
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CARLA
16 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The casino was not impressive, compared to other casinos we visited in Ohio and Indiana. If you have asthma, the disinfectant they use on their ugly carpet will trigger an episode with someone with breathing issues. Too many 1 cent slots.....and the casino was uncomfortable due to heat. Ice machines were out, 1/2 staff we had contact with were unfriendly. The restaurant in the casino (Brew Brothers) was very good, though the bar tender was working alone and was overwhelmed. People were complaining around us, WAITING to get drinks. We will not be returning to this Casino
Written June 17, 2022
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Roger Larry H
Chillicothe, OH14 contributions
Apr 2021
It is only 45 minutes from where we live, so that makes it convenient. The casino itself seems to be clean, although I rarely saw the machines being cleanAs sed. Maybe I just wasn't in the right place as cleaners were. It would be nice if they had wipes, so you could wipe down the machine you are playing before use. We used to love going there, good music and friendly staff. However, since it has changed to Caesars, they are blaring the music and playing a bunch of rap crap! It is not enjoyable to listen to and you can't even carry on a conversations over the noise. I also noticed that some people seem to be smoking skunk weed, as you can smell it as you walk by them. Don't know if they are smoking this in the smoking sections or outside, but it is noticeable. Hubby and I stayed at the Hampton Inn on 3/31 and on the 3rd floor the smell of skunk weed was overwhelming. As soon as you got off the elevator you could smell it as you turned right to go up the hall. The smell was coming from the first room on the right and when the occupant opened the door, it was obvious where the smell was coming from. This is a non smoking hotel, and I am sure the housekeepers could notice it too. Due to the loud annoying music and the smell of pot, we are wondering if Eldorado is a place we should be going.
Written April 10, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Roger, and thank you for the feedback on our music playlist. We do not own or operate the Hampton Inn, but we have passed your report of guests smoking on to their management. Thanks, Eldorado Scioto Downs
Written April 20, 2021
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l4630
columbus9 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Whatever ever name this racino uses to promote itself it has never risen to the level of fun or service that I have expected or my friends expect. We've simply crossed it Off the list of places to go. In fact before considering going here any other options is a better choice. Caesars should be embarrassed to be associated with this property. Of course a mildly aware person would be aware gambling and losing can be a experience that occurs. This casino after a few visits I went expecting to lose. That is unacceptable. When most customers faces I saw appeared to exhibit apprehension and caution I knew this wasn't a place worth the risk. I experience a far better experience and outcome at other competing casinos throughout Ohio and neighboring states. At least Eldorado Ceasars has earned a well deserved reputation for being cheap and classless where gambling feels like going to work with no expected benefits. No Thanks! I Pass.
Written January 17, 2023
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Christy
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Friends
I have tried to like it but NOPE! The staff I will say are very friendly and helpful. The free play and wins are nonexistent. I know about the RNG and theirs is clearly broken. Dirty cups sitting everywhere and masks come off as soon as people come inside. I will stick with Hollywood where I at least get $20 a week free play and it doesn’t smell like rose perfume and mothballs.
Written February 20, 2022
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Hello Christy, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time with us, Christy. As you noted, the outcome of any given game is random and determined by the internal random number generator. All our games are inspected and verified by the Ohio Lottery Commission. We appreciate the feedback on housekeeping and pass all feedback onto our teams. We are currently hiring additional staff in multiple departments.
Written February 27, 2022
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Laurie M
Lancaster, OH1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Couples
I play at Eldorado maybe 3 times a week. Every time they change names (owners) the machines get tighter and tighter. I really enjoy this place but I feel the machines do not pay out as well as they should. I also feel that unless your a black card or a high player you do not win or hit as much. I feel that when I do not use my players card, I hit more often.
Written February 13, 2021
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Thank you for sharing your feedback, Laurie. We sincerely hope you'll return to give us another opportunity to earn your 5-star rating in the near future. Eldorado Scioto Downs
Written February 17, 2021
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klbarth39
Columbus, OH745 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
The Racino has changed from earlier this year pior to the Covid 19 virus. Now everyone entering must have mask, they do have mask available if you need one. Once inside we noticed that a lot of slot machines had been replaced with newer ones which had a higher minimum play. They did maintain some of the older penny slots. To try and maintain social distancing they had taken several machines out of service, also several seats had been removed. The buffet that always had a good selection of food, was closed. The Wednesday senior citizen day they normally call names of seniors who are playing on the machines. This was done every half hour they won 50 dollars free play. We attended on a Wednesday (normally senior day) and noticed these changes. They did have staff roving the area cleaning the machines with sanitizer. All staff were wearing face masks and very friendly. The Racino had several locations where hand sanitizer was available.
We enjoyed our time playing the slots and did not lose to much.
Written July 17, 2020
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Hi there - Thank you for the rating and taking the time to give us feedback on your experience. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon!
Written July 21, 2020
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casinoguymichigan
michigan323 contributions
May 2022
Nice casino and it seems throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Indiana there are a lot of casinos that are pretty much the same. Same slots you see everywhere. Once insid the casinos they all pretty much look the same. I base my rating on how well they pay off. Going to one in one city is just like going to a different one in another city or state. This one was average in payouts. Not real tight and not loose either. You could get some small wins while playing. It wouldn't just eat all your money spin after spin, but don't expect to walk out with much more than you came in with. At least you can play a while on your money.
Written May 29, 2022
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jojorogers
1 contribution
Feb 2020
I usually doo not write reviews no matter how bad the service etc is but today I am compelled too. Yesterday we went to the casino as we do several times a month. First of all your chairs are the most uncomfortable that I have ever sat in, and about them chairs besides uncomfortable very dangerous. I had went to the atm machine upon returning to the machine I was playing I went to sit down and the chair decided to swivel. With that being said I ended up on the floor. I am handicapped my walker was beside me and all so ends on the floor with it on top of me. Thankfully their was 2 gentlemen sitting on either side of me who grace fully helped me up. Since I am here let me tell you about the maintenance of the machines the ATM as well as slot machines. Like I said I am their several times a month and have yet to find all atm's working you might have to walk a block or better to find one that works. This is ridiculous ElDorado is convenient for me and I do ,like it how ever so is Hollywood. Will I be back I do not really know at this time. Photo of me leg is available if requested.
Written February 6, 2020
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1953inthehouse, Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that you fell while gaming at Scioto Downs. We do our best to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere in which our guests can enjoy gaming. The swivel chairs are intended to be sturdy and convenient. I am sorry that your chair swiveled away from you as you sat in it. We hope and are well and will not have a similar incident in the future. If this does happen in teh future please contact a security representative so that we can assess and assist if needed. Sincerely, Scioto Downs
Written March 2, 2020
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Matt E
4 contributions
Sep 2021
Say what you will... Ever since the casino changed to new ownership (Ceasars) the chances and odds of winning have become very very poor. Even if you do hit a bonus, say on a $5 bet... you may only win 2 to 3 times your bet.

The trash outside just keeps piling up. Garbage cans overflowing, cigarette butts and masks everywhere. The place is just dirty and has become a money grab!

It is no longer a desirable location for fun or any chance of winning. Sorry, just saying it like it is.

To clarify I have been a dedicated patron for years, but something has changed. The smart customers know it as well at casino management. Chances of winning have diminished greatly.

Plus they have the same old games with very few new ones to play over the last 2 years. Travel to Miami Valley Gaming for better odds and better chances off winning!

I will not return. Period.

Thanks,

Matt
Written September 19, 2021
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