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Batavia Downs gets OK to be called a casino

10 December 2008

BATAVIA, New York -- As reported by The Buffalo News: "Gone are the euphemisms "racino" and "video lottery terminals." Batavia Downs is now a casino with slot machines.

"New York State Lottery Commission officials have given Batavia and seven other racetracks permission to, in gambler's terms, call a spade a spade. This eases definitions that the state agency once insisted on.

"Racino — a hybrid of racetrack and casino — will no longer be used at the Downs..."

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