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“Lots of penny slots”

Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs
Ranked #41 of 157 things to do in Columbus
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Owner description: 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 that NEVER CLOSES! 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We had a good time at the racino. They have a bunch of good slots and hit a few small wins. We had dinner at the cafe and it was pretty good and prices were good.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Slots and casino itself is nice. Money needs to be put into the grandstand side of the racino. Went for the slots with a group of friends and we ended up going over to the races...had a blast. Forgot how enjoyable harness racing was...hadn't been for sometime. Disappointed that scioto has not updated the grandstand side. Has much more potential if managed correctly.

5  Thank KEVIN H
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

As a fan of Harness Racing, I try and visit as many tracks as possible. It was great to see a facility where they still had a restaurant overlooking the track, and equally nice to see other patrons actually sitting there dining and betting the races. As a matter of fact, where was a WAITING LIST for a table! I've been in many empty clubhouses with much higher purses offered on-track. The service was fine, and the food was pretty good, but it's a great venue for a night at the races. Make reservations!

Also, they have rolling .10 cent superfectas. Only one pic-4 though, which I suppose is better than none.

I'm not a slot-player, as I like a little more control of my own destiny, so I can't speak of the casino portion.

1  Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

We pulled onto the lot and got a parking space right up front. After a few plays on machines and about an hour of playing... we both came out WINNERS. Not huge winnings but still winners. Thank you.

1  Thank Kevin J
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

they sent a coupon for a free set of pots and pans, the very first day they ran out of pans. Why send them to thousands when you only supply 600 or 700 pans? you are a bunch of cheap bastards. You don't even give slot dollars or anything to people that waited hrs. in line. This place is infamous for this thing, they send out coupons and don't have enough supply. They also announce one per person yet I hear some people were getting 2 and 3 pans, I imagine for other people. They don't even follow their own rules.

1  Thank Ellen O
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Ashley R, Manager at Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Ellen, we are very sorry about your experience last Wednesday at the Pot & Pan giveaway. This is part of our Continuity Promotion that we run every 2 - 3 months. Every time we run this Promotion we order the same amount of pieces. Sometimes we run out, but most of the time we end up with many leftovers. The last 2 events we held we ended up with about 1/4 of the items left over. Unfortunately there is no way to determine which promotions will be more popular than others. The one Wednesday night was done in about 90 minutes.

I also want to apologize on behalf of guests that were providing you with incorrect information. We did not order 600-700 pieces. We ordered much, much more than that. Also, we do not give players more than 1 item. As it states on the mailer, it is one per person, first come first served. The only time we allow a player to take 2 is because they were standing in line for a disabled/handicapped player and collecting for them as well. They were still standing and waiting in line for these item however.

We do apologize that you were not able to receive your item on the first come first served basis. We understand it is frustrating sometimes, and I think we all have been to a retail store or restaurant offering something on a first come, first served basis and getting there just a little too late and feeling left out. Your feedback is very much appreciated and it does allow us to evaluate the program in the future to see which events we need to add or remove pieces on.

Thank you.

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