About Scioto Downs in Ohio
Nestled in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, Scioto Downs has been a staple for many. Originally part of Hamilton Township, Columbus annexed the racetrack in 2012, signifying a territorial shift. With the introduction of video lottery terminals (VLTs) in June 2012, Scioto Downs proudly became Ohio's first racino.
The racetrack itself has a legacy since 1959. MTR Gaming Group acquired Scioto Downs in 2003, later merging with Eldorado Resorts in 2014.
Today, Scioto Downs stands as a premier entertainment hub not only in Columbus but throughout Ohio. The racino features an extensive range of slot machines, live harness racing, and daily simulcasts. For those looking to dine, the venue offers a selection of quality restaurants that serve diverse cuisines.
A vibrant in-house bar provides a respite from the lively evening activities. And when the day winds down, there are comfortable accommodations nearby to ensure a restful night.
Can I bet on sports at Scioto Downs?
Absolutely, you can bet on sports at Scioto Downs. Starting January 1st, 2023, Caesars Sportsbook retail locations opened in the racino for in-person sports betting in Ohio. This allows for bets on various sporting and collegiate events.
In addition, Scioto Downs houses a comprehensive racebook, ideal for betting on major horse racing events nationwide.
Scioto Downs and Caesars Sportsbook partnership
In February 2022, Caesars Sportsbook Ohio announced a partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers, naming it the official betting partner of the NBA team and allowing it to enter the Ohio sportsbook market.
Sports enthusiasts in Ohio have the convenience of in-person wagering at Scioto Downs due to this partnership, as Caesars became a legal betting operator in the state.
Ohio regulations dictate that a sportsbook must collaborate with an eligible entertainment facility to offer mobile betting. Scioto Downs was an ideal fit as it's Caesars's brick-and-mortar racino.
What other types of gambling does Scioto Downs offer?