Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs

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Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs

Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs is a Racino (horse-racing track and casino) in Columbus, Ohio, United States. It opened in 1959, at South High Street.

History of Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs

1959 – The track first operated horse racing only.    

2003 – The track was sold to MTR Gaming Group in 2003.

2012 – The casino in the track was opened on June 1, 2012, and brought over 2,100 of the most popular Video Lottery Terminal games (commonly known as “Slots”) to Central Ohio and was annexed from Hamilton Township, Franklin County, Ohio, operated by MTR Gaming Group. It became then the first racino in Ohio. Its name now is Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs, formerly Scioto Downs Racino.

2013 – The track introduced a live outdoor summer music concert series with national acts, primarily in country, rock, and blues genres, in May 2013.

2014 – MTR Gaming Group merged with Eldorado Resorts.

2020 – It was shut down due to state-mandated Covid 19 restrictions in March 2020. One year later, Scioto Downs had record-breaking revenues in March 2021 after all restrictions were lifted.

Track Details

Main Track

Other Facilities


  • The stable area can house up to 840 horses.


  • Its grandstand can accommodate up to 10,000 people.

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Scioto Downs

  • It is connected to the gaming action.
  • It has 118 standard and suite rooms.
  • It offers an indoor pool, fitness facility, free hot breakfast, and banquet space for over 150 guests.


  • It has 3 open-air gaming terraces.
  • The casino is 117,000 square feet (10,900 m2).
  • It has over 2,200 VLTs.

Race Schedule and Major Events & Races

Scioto Downs Racing Schedule

🐎 Live Racing Schedule

  • It hosts 90 racing days each year of harness racing from May to September.

🐎 Other Events

  • It also offers an all-around entertainment venue that hosts live outdoor music concerts focused on rock, blues, and country music.

Major Events

  • 🐴 Charlie Hill Pace
  • 🐴 Jay Kaltenbach Trot
  • 🐴 Dick Buxton Trot
  • 🐴 Herb Coven Jr. Pace
  • 🐴 Capital City Pace
  • 🐴 Steve Sugg Pace
  • 🐴 Tish Arledge Trot
  • 🐴 Ervin Samples Trot
  • 🐴 Heart of Ohio Trot

Location and Access to the Racecourse

  • Scioto Downs, or Eldorado Scioto Downs, is a racino in Columbus, Ohio.
  • It is a half-mile south of the Columbus city limits at Route 23 and less than 10 miles from downtown Columbus, Ohio.
  • It is also approximately 25 minutes by car to Columbus International Airport.
  • The parking lot can hold over 4,000 cars.


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Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs

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