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Batavia Downs Gaming reports 10th straight revenue increase

BATAVIA – For the 10th straight year, Batavia Downs Gaming has increased its revenues, reporting a 7.37 percent jump in net winnings from 2014 that outperforms New York’s nine other gaming facilities.

In 2015, the Park Road establishment’s nearly 800 video lottery terminals produced $52.6 million in net winnings, which is up from $49 million the previous year. The percentage increase in net growth – Batavia Downs went up by 5.37 percent from 2013 to 2014 – was tops in the state for the second year in a row.

Michael D. Kane, president of the Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. that owns and operates Batavia Downs Gaming, attributed much of the success to the completion of a gaming floor expansion project and opening of a new lobby. He said he foresees greater gains to come.

“With the construction of a new 84-room hotel, opening in mid-summer, we look forward to further serving our customers in the Western New York area while expanding our reach even further,” he said.

Six of the state’s other eight gaming sites – Empire City, Resorts World, Finger Lakes, Hamburg, Tioga Downs and Saratoga – reported increases from 1 to 4 percent. Monticello’s revenues stayed the same while Vernon Downs’ revenues fell by 6 percent.