'Information Overload' Shuts Down Nearly 30 Percent Of Scioto Downs Slots


Some customers left the revamped Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack on Friday with $10 vouchers because of technical issues.

Scioto Downs officials said that information overload caused 25 to 30 percent of machines to shut down, 10TV's Danielle Elias reported.

On Friday, Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack, located at 6000 S. High St., gave gamblers their first shot at video gaming slots, making it the first combination racetrack and video lottery terminal in the state.

Hundreds of gamblers waited in line for the chance to get their hands on new gaming equipment.

Ryan Hand drove to Columbus from Cincinnati to be the first person in line for the opening.

"There's always a thrill, there's nothing like it," said Hand. "There (isn't anything) like it, you're just chasing that thrill, hoping you win."

Hand was one of the first to use the 1,700 video lottery machines, which are similar to slot machines, Elias reported. Gamblers were also able to see live races at the facility.

Casino officials said that more than 700 people were hired to work at the gambling site.

As of 10 p.m. Friday, officials said that more than 10,000 visited the new facility.

Eighty percent of the machines were back up and running Friday evening, officials said.

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