Scioto Downs Racino Receives EXPY Award Honor at the Experience Columbus Annual Meeting Yesterday
For Immediate ReleaseWed, Mar 11, 2015
Columbus, OH – March 11, 2015 – Seven local influencers were honored yesterday with EXPY awards through
Experience Columbus. Scioto Downs received an EXPY for their part in driving thousands of visitors into Central
Scioto Downs not only ranks first place for attractions in Columbus based on 2014 attendance, according to
Columbus Business First “Central Ohio’s 50 Top Attractions” list, but also plays a large role in bringing outside
tourism groups into the area. Scioto Downs has brought more than 800 bus groups carrying more than 24,000
passengers into the Central Ohio market. These groups spanning across Ohio and surrounding states have
helped to make up a reported 3.38 million patrons through the doors. In addition, Scioto Downs Summer
Concert Series, which features national music entertainment, has attracted over 30,000 ticket buyers in both
their 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Accepting the award yesterday was Troy Buswell, Scioto Downs General Manager and Vice President. He
thanked the Columbus Chamber, Experience Columbus and the community for their continued support. Scioto
Downs’ long history has brought horse racing enthusiast to the south end of Columbus for over 55 years. The
opening of the 150,000 square foot VLT gaming facility on June 1, 2012 has helped to revitalize the racing
agricultural industry. Hosted events such as Ohio Super Night in September 2014 included thousands of
harness racing viewers both live and via simulcast outlets across the country.
Scioto Downs recent release of Phase II expansion plans which will include a $5.9 million Microbrewery,
opening later this fall, will continue to capture out of town visitors. Likewise, the upcoming Summer Concert
Series will add an additional 15,500 ticket buyers for the 2015 season.
About Scioto Downs Racino
Scioto Downs Racino, Ohio’s first Racino, features over 2,100 video lottery terminal games, seasonal live
harness horse racing, year‐round simulcast wagering, an array of dining options and live entertainment. With a
long history or horse racing, Scioto Downs has been bringing gaming to the community for over 50 years. As
the first Racino to open in June 2012, Scioto Downs introduced the latest in gaming technology to central Ohio
and continues to bring the best and most popular games to the property. Scioto Downs offers world‐class
entertainment in a customer friendly atmosphere.