Friday, 24 January 2014 12:42

Happy Tenth To VLT’s!

By Staff Report | Entertainment
SARATOGA SPRINGS – It’s time to take a step back from all the expanded gaming pro’s and con’s for a bit and celebrate what has happened since the “little harness track that could” on Nelson Avenue acquired the rights to Video Lottery Terminal’s (VLT’s) a decade ago. Yes, it’s true. It’s been 10 years. Time flies when your having fun (and games!) And the Saratoga Casino and Raceway (SCR) is inviting everyone to the party, which begins this weekend and has events galore – the culmination of which occurs on February 1 with a brand new Cadillac SRX giveaway courtesy of Otto Cadillac. And there’s plenty of other fun stuff—including candy bars that could be worth as much as $500, birthday ‘hot seats’ where you can grab a share of $10,000 each day, commemorative giveaways and even Facebook ‘likers’ have their own promotion during the birthday celebration. For the rules, details and more, visit In the meantime, let me say as a music fan I’m grateful for the development of SCR’s Vapor Nite Club, one of the best places to hear music anywhere (seeing the Neville Brothers perform at Vapor has a permanent spot in my “Top 5 all-time live shows”) and as a sports fan for the consistent upgrade in the quality of racing that we get to enjoy a few hundred nights throughout the year. It used to be a rare thing to see an under two-minute mile; now it usually takes a monsoon to slow the pacers and trotters down to that level. So happy 10th anniversary Saratoga Casino and Raceway and thanks for sharing your presents with many lucky people this week.
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