February 3, 2017
On our return ride from Buffalo NY down route I-90 we decided to make a few stops along the way! First stop....Finger Lakes Racino and next stop....the New (just opened on the 1st) Del Lago!
Today's visit was much to cold for horses and there was no summer sun shining. There was tons of bells and buzzards ringing at the gaming room. I actually was impressed. I was awarded $15- free play just for getting a players card and they had some of my OLD favorite games! Mark found one he said he loved from way back when and I played one of my old time favorites "Party Pooper". (Okay so that might not be the actual name) but I soon hit on the bonus...It was PARTY time!! To bad I hit the POOPER on my second choosing and only won 40 cents. Oh well. The place was clean, and I liked the layout. No winners....but we had a good time.
Up next was the Del Lago Casino.
This place has been in the making for over a year now. Good old NY state finally gave in and allowed Casino's to be built off Nation property. I am told there are a few more scattered about the state, but this one is the areas most talked about primarily due to the potential of rival from The Turning Stone Resort and Casino. Being that we were right here driving by, we had to stop!
Now I am not an expert in casino's. I have been to several ( perhaps to many), but I would consider myself a player of casino games but I am not a casino "player" (denial is the first hint of an addiction.). I do however know what I like. Del Lago has what EVERYONE will like!!!!
Yes Turning Stone has been very very good to me! BUT this place may have its competition.
I'm a big fan of keeping my money. (Who isn't?) and I will play all day if you let me keep my money and the game keeps my attention. I am even more likely to dump in another bill just to keep that memento going. (The line that separates me from gamblers anonymous and addict free>)
I guess I look at it like I got my money's worth in possible wins and more forgiving if I loose $40 over a 45 minute period of time then $20 in a 5 minute period of time. At any rate!!! These games gave me my 45 minutes....and I still walked away $2.46 ahead! Hubby...is a little more aggressive, He plays, adds, plays adds. He walked away over $400 ahead!
We were both winners at Del Lago that day!!!
3. Outdoor heated smoking areas!!! Nice right? 4. well lighted. 5. Smells nice. 6. Several places to sit and relax 7. Eateries 8. The buffet deserts were AMAZING!!! 9. Must be over 21....10. the resort and spa is coming soon. 11. Big TS card holders have the opportunity to earn matching levels. (this could mean big payoffs in rewards for hubby.) 12. Located close to the Outlet mall and TONS of WINERIES!!! (Yes this could be heaven.)
The gaming floor had some space issues. I found it hard to get around chairs that stuck out to far from machine area and large open areas that appeared to be walk ways were really cut off due to table games.
Cash out machines that do not dispense change. I want every nickle dime and penny. I don't want to walk away with another voucher.
The buffet was a big disappointment. Tables seemed to be stacked on top of one another and the layout lacked flow. Additionally there were some odd choices on the buffet line including an entire section of cheese. (Hun?) the buffet space is much to small to waste an entire area to cheese. Sorry cheese lovers but if you want finger foods go to a place where people are not affectionately referred to as Buffet Busters!!! The food on the buffet was also disappointing. There were no labels on what was what. Most hot foods were cold I came across several empty containers and plates. And it really didn't taste that good. The deserts however and the service was INCREDIBLE. Had I known I would have made it a all Desert dinner!!!
Sooooo with all that being said!! I can't wait to come back out this way. TTFN!