Saratoga Casino Hotel Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Saratoga Casino Hotel Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (January 18, 2024) – Saratoga Casino Hotel is commemorating their 20 year anniversary with a special-edition logo, and several giveaways and promotions in January, including a chance for 10 people to win a share of $200,000, winners of $200 Free Play every 20 minutes on Fridays, and food and drink specials throughout the month.

The casino first opened its doors on January 28, 2004 with 1,300 slots, a food court and trackside restaurant, becoming the first video gaming facility to open in New York State. Through several renovations, and a couple name changes over the last 20 years, the property has expanded to offer the industry’s latest game titles as well as electronic table games, live entertainment at Vapor, fine dining at Morton’s The Steakhouse, and a AAA Four Diamond hotel featuring 117 rooms, 3,000 sq. feet of meeting and event space and an indoor pool and fitness center.

“My husband and I were delighted 20 years ago when we heard a casino would be opening in Saratoga,” said long-time Saratoga Casino Hotel guest Patricia Colucci. “And 20 years later we still find ourselves coming back. Through all the changes over the years, what remains the same is the friendly staff and cleanliness of the property. Plus, we just always know we’re going to have a good time.”

“We have been committed to providing exceptional entertainment experiences for our guests since we opened,” said Alex Tucker, Chief Operating Officer of Saratoga Casino Hotel. “As we reflect on the past 20 years, I believe it’s this core mission that has made us successful. We are grateful to our guests, and we are proud to be one of many factors that make Saratoga Springs such a prosperous and thriving community,” said Tucker.

As sited in a recent economic impact study commissioned by the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency, Saratoga Casino Hotel’s on-site operations, harness racing and new visitor spending generate economic benefits for the Capital Region. The study released in January 2023, reported that Saratoga Casino Hotel sees an average of 1.5 million visitors each year and generates 1,388 jobs resulting in over $77 million in yearly employee earnings.

In addition, over the last 20 years Saratoga Casino Hotel has generated $1.3 billion for New York State’s education fund. On a more local level, Saratoga Casino has also stimulated significant economic benefits to both the City of Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County. Since 2004 the casino has contributed approximately $35.2 million to the city and $11.7 million to the county in direct payments.

Saratoga Casino Hotel has also been a key contributor to local organizations whose core missions are to improve quality of life in their local communities. To date they have donated over $1.3 million to local non-profit organizations in their community.

2024 promises to be another exciting year for Saratoga Casino Hotel. “We look forward to celebrating our past 20 years throughout 2024, while looking ahead to the future and delivering more exciting entertainment experiences to our guests in the years to come,” said Tucker.

In addition, the owners of Saratoga Casino Hotel, Saratoga Casino Holdings LLC, in conjunction with Thor Equities, Global Gaming a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation, and Legends, are submitting a bid to New York State for a license to build a world-class entertainment and gaming complex on Coney Island. The bid is anticipated to be awarded in 2024.

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About Saratoga Casino Hotel

Saratoga Casino Hotel, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features slot machines, electronic table games, a luxury hotel, Vapor, Morton’s® The Steakhouse, a casual dining restaurant, full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services. Simulcast wagering is available and live harness racing runs February through mid-December. For more information, please visit or call 800-727-2990. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses.  Please play responsibly.

Saratoga Casino Hotel is owned and operated by Saratoga Casino Holdings LLC (SCH), owners and operators of Saratoga Casino Black Hawk, located in the historic town of Black Hawk, CO and Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, situated along the Mississippi River in Natchez, Mississippi. Combined, SCH properties include approximately 175,000 square feet of casino gaming space with over 2,100 slot machines, table games, a poker room and two sportsbooks. SCH also offers multiple entertainment options including restaurants and bars, a harness track, two hotels, over 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, and a night club.

20 Year Anniversary Celebration Events

20 Inches for $20K: Sunday January 28

  • Play with your Club card to earn entries January 1-27
  • If it snows 20+ inches on our Anniversary, January 28, we’ll award 10 winners each with $20,000 Cash! That’s $200,000!
  • Only newly fallen snow that accumulates at Albany Airport from 12:01am – 11:59pm on January 28 will count toward the snow total for the day. The total will be verified by third party observer Athenium Analytics. The drawing will take place and winners will be announced within 7 days.  No entry activation is needed and winners do not need to be present to win.

20th Anniversary Grand Prize: Drawing, Saturday, January 27

  • Play with your Club card to earn entries January 2-27
  • Entries activated on January 27 are eligible to win:

1pm-10pm: Two winners of $200 Free Play each hour – 20 total winners

11pm: $10,000 grand prize winner

20th Anniversary Prize Patrol: Every Friday & Sunday, January 28

  • Winners every 20 minutes of $200 Free Play and a 20th Anniversary Fleece
  • Every Friday:  5pm-9pm
  • Sunday, January 28:  1pm-5pm

20th Anniversary Peel & Win: Sunday, January 21

  • Earn 20+ points and visit the Club between 12pm-8pm to receive a 20th Anniversary Peel & Win card with a guaranteed $20 or $200 Free Play prize.
  • Plus a free 20th Anniversary gift with each Peel & Win

Free Cupcakes & Champagne: Sunday, January 28

  • Free cupcakes and champagne on the gaming floor from 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm

Cheers to 10 Years – Daily

  • Receive a commemorative 20-Year Anniversary cup with purchase of limited-edition Money Maker cocktail

Saratoga Casino Hotel | Saratoga Springs, New York

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