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Vernon Downs Casino Hotel

Live a little win a lot!

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel now features 512 gaming machines. We offer some of the hottest games around including in house progressives and Video Poker, they range from 1¢ to $5.00 in denomination.

Stop and visit our Rewards Club and sign up for a rewards card. It’s FREE! New Members: First $100 on us! We will match your losses on your first day of joining! As a member, you can become eligible to receive rewards such as invitations to special VIP concerts, tournaments and parties. So, stop at Rewards Club and sign up for our FREE rewards program today!

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel also includes Self Bet Terminals for all of our thoroughbred and harness racing fans as well as offering the latest in Lottery Scratch Off machines. Players Club would be glad to check your coat at no charge! All of these great features lead us to say…Vernon Downs Casino Hotel…LIVE A LITTLE WIN A LOT!

Always remember, you must be 18 years of age to play our gaming machines at Vernon Downs Casino Hotel. Please play responsibly. Vernon Downs Casino Hotel is a New York State Lottery Customer Service Center.

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel is 100% smoke-free with spacious guestrooms and suite accommodations. We provide convenient inside access to the adjoining casino with 512 gaming machines, complete with live entertainment and delicious fare, and only a short walk away to enjoy exciting racing action. Our staff is courteous and helpful, and we take pride in being named the 2009 “Employer of the Year” by the Madison County ARC for our commitment to equal opportunity employment. Vernon Downs Casino Hotel is AAA Approved.

FOR FAMILY TIME

Invigorate and delight in the fun of our indoor heated pool and whirlpool, and arcade and game area. Children’s activities on the Track include Kid Zone, an indoor play section, and everyone’s favorite “Bounce Houses.” (During racing season.)

FOR GREAT FOOD

For Great Food: Savor our signature Champions Buffet, Triple 777 Café, Mr. G’s Food & Spirits and Ring Eyed Pete’s Sports Bar. At the track enjoy the Miracle Mile Restaurant, Trackside Concessions and Gold Cup Buffet. Choose from local favorites with tasty appetizers, specialty salads and sandwiches, seafood and pasta, plus great spirits and full card simulcast racing daily. Kids under 5 eat free.

FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Hold your next meeting or special event with us! We offer flexible space and business-friendly amenities such as spacious suite accommodations, complimentary WIFI throughout the property and computer with 24-hour Internet access, personal service and helpful staff.

About Dining

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel offers great dining at the best prices

Hotel guests can enjoy the continental breakfast Monday – Friday, 7am-10am located in Room 318 and weekend breakfast Saturday and Sunday in Mr. G’s Restaurant from 7am-10pm. Enjoy our fabulous gaming floor only steps away from our all you can eat Champions Buffet. Also serving brunch Sundays, 11am-2pm. For a quick burger, wrap or sandwich, Triple 777 Café is the place to take a break. Mmmm…it’s mouth watering. Mr. G’s Food and Spirits features overstuffed sandwiches, big burgers, comfort food and more. Best food by two lengths! Wet your whistle at Ring Eyed Pete’s Bar with the drink of your choice located right on our gaming floor. Then trot on over to the track where you can enjoy our fabulous Gold Cup Buffet with a great view of racing, it is sure to please! For a close up view of racing the Miracle Mile Restaurant allows you an à la carte service with simulcast wagering right at your table. And, last but not least, Trackside Concessions is your quick fix for a burger, dog, chili or soup. Made fresh daily, so you can grab and go!

About Racing

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel Harness Racing

Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Central New York, Vernon Downs Casino Hotel offers a long running history of fast paced Harness Racing.

From April to November you can listen to the beat of the Horses featuring some of the finest races in the area. In 2009, Vernon Downs Casino Hotel was the home of The Night of Champions bringing in over 2000 people to enjoy the greatest names in racing. Combine that with a casino, daily simulcasting, gaming promotions, good food and an all suite hotel…makes Vernon Downs Casino Hotel a great place to have fun at an affordable price.

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VERNON DOWNS REMAINS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. As we await approval to reopen our casino, we continue to follow all guidance from the proper authorities regarding COVID-19, including the governor’s office, New York State Gaming Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Here are some of the added protections that we have put in place:

  • Prior to returning to work, all employees will have to pass a COVID-19 antibody test administered by a health professional.
  • Prior to returning to work, all employees will receive training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols.
  • All employees will be instructed, at minimum, to wash their hands every 20 minutes, or use sanitizer when a sink is not available.
  • Our employees and guests will be given a non-invasive temperature check before entering the facility.
  • Our employees and guests will be required to wear appropriate face-coverings while in the facility.
  • Social distancing will be enforced across the property.
  • We have placed hand sanitizer stations throughout the property, especially in high visibility areas.
  • We use cleaning products and protocols that are approved for use against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens, and have engaged a top-tier sanitation consultancy to help implement best practices. This includes the addition of Electrostatic Disinfection Sprayers.
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces in public areas across our property including casino, hotel, restaurants and bars, spa, fitness center, pool area, public restrooms, hotel rooms, elevators, as well as frequently touched areas on the casino floor.
  • Plexiglass barriers/shields have been installed at the Cage windows, Mutuels windows, Simulcast windows, Vernon Rewards® Players Club booth, and the Hotel front desk.
  • We have upgraded our HVAC systems. We employ an Air Plasma Generator and Ultra Violet duct system to reduce microorganisms and pollutants by 99+%. Additionally, we upgraded our air filtration system to MERV 13 per the governor’s direction.
  • We appreciate your continued support. We are committed to implementing recommendations from the health authorities to give you peace of mind as you visit our properties now and in the future. The health and safety of our guests and employees will always be our most important consideration, especially during these challenging times.

In the midst of growing concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to inform you of what Vernon Downs Casino Hotel is doing to maintain a clean and healthy environment for our guests and team members. We continue to actively monitor developments and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that we are taking the most comprehensive actions.

Here are some of the added protections that we have put in place:

  • Our employees are required to wash their hands often, and we encourage all our guests to do so as well. It is recommended that hands be vigorously washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • We have placed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the property, especially in high-visibility areas. We are also increasing our reserves of hand sanitizer for use over an extended period.
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces in public areas across our property including casino, hotel, restaurants and bars, spa, fitness center, pool area, public restrooms, hotel rooms, elevators, as well as frequently touched areas on the casino floor.
  • If an employee appears to be suffering from flu-like symptoms, they will be asked to promptly seek appropriate medical attention and to remain at home until they are free of symptoms.
  • We are encouraging guests who are ill to seek appropriate medical attention, and to avoid public exposure as much as possible.

For additional information about COVID-19, please read the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov, or your local health department website.

We appreciate your continued business and loyalty. We are committed to implementing recommendations from the health authorities to give you peace of mind as you visit our properties now and in the future. The health and safety of our guests and employees will always be our most important consideration, especially during these challenging times.

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel is OPEN!
- For your safety, certain occupancy restrictions apply.
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Attention ladies and gentleman, Vernon Downs Casino Hotel is Open* with the following exceptions:

  • The Live Entertainment in Ring Eyed Pete’s is canceled until further notice.
  • Champion’s Buffet is closed until further notice.
  • The Wedding Expo on April 5th has been cancelled.

All other areas are fully operational.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

*For your safety, certain occupancy restrictions apply.

In the midst of growing concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to inform you of what Vernon Downs Casino Hotel is doing to maintain a clean and healthy environment for our guests and team members. We continue to actively monitor developments and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that we are taking the most comprehensive actions.

Here are some of the added protections that we have put in place:

  • Our employees are required to wash their hands often, and we encourage all our guests to do so as well. It is recommended that hands be vigorously washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • We have placed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the property, especially in high-visibility areas. We are also increasing our reserves of hand sanitizer for use over an extended period.
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces in public areas across our property including casino, hotel, restaurants and bars, spa, fitness center, pool area, public restrooms, hotel rooms, elevators, as well as frequently touched areas on the casino floor.
  • If an employee appears to be suffering from flu-like symptoms, they will be asked to promptly seek appropriate medical attention and to remain at home until they are free of symptoms.
  • We are encouraging guests who are ill to seek appropriate medical attention, and to avoid public exposure as much as possible.

For additional information about COVID-19, please read the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov, or your local health department website.

We appreciate your continued business and loyalty. We are committed to implementing recommendations from the health authorities to give you peace of mind as you visit our properties now and in the future. The health and safety of our guests and employees will always be our most important consideration, especially during these challenging times.

The Vernon Downs Casino Hotel Management stand with all those directly and indirectly affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19), as communities get ready to face unprecedented challenges and difficult decisions. We have been closely monitoring the news of Coronavirus as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Our highest priority is the safety and health of our patrons, employees, and community. That being said, we have temporarily closed by order of the governor, and have suspended all property operations. We feel this is best step for the safety of our community. If you have questions, we have put together a Temporarily Suspended FAQ.

During this closure period, we will do our absolute best to keep the public updated and answer your questions via our Website and Facebook Pages. If we should decide to open sooner, or feel it is necessary to extend this temporary suspension, we will update them as soon as possible.

As we prepare and navigate through this uncertain time, we will continue to follow guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other medical and government authorities. We also encourage people to follow guidance from the CDC and the WHO, as there is a lot we can do to help prevent the spread of this virus. We will continue to support any efforts that will protect the health and well-being of our communities.

We want to thank all our patrons, followers and employees for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please continue to stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

The Vernon Downs Casino Hotel Management stand with all those directly and indirectly affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19), as communities get ready to face unprecedented challenges and difficult decisions. We have been closely monitoring the news of Coronavirus as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Our highest priority is the safety and health of our patrons, employees, and community. That being said, we have temporarily closed by order of the governor, and have suspended all property operations. We feel this is best step for the safety of our community. If you have questions, we have put together a Temporarily Suspended FAQ.

During this closure period, we will do our absolute best to keep the public updated and answer your questions via our Website and Facebook Pages. If we should decide to open sooner, or feel it is necessary to extend this temporary suspension, we will update them as soon as possible.

As we prepare and navigate through this uncertain time, we will continue to follow guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other medical and government authorities. We also encourage people to follow guidance from the CDC and the WHO, as there is a lot we can do to help prevent the spread of this virus. We will continue to support any efforts that will protect the health and well-being of our communities.

We want to thank all our patrons, followers and employees for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please continue to stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you all soon.