$40,000 Jackpot Winner at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway Congratulations to Moe Sukljian of Loudenville, NY

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Saratoga Gaming and
 Raceway has awarded the largest video gaming jackpot payment in New York State
 of $40,000 to Mr. Moe Sukljian of Loudenville, NY on Sunday, April 25.  The
 lucky winner hit the $40,000 jackpot by getting three diamonds in a row on a
 $10 Triple Diamond video gaming machine (VGM).  This is the largest jackpot
 that any of the three operational gaming facilities in New York State has
 awarded since the inception of video gaming.
     "I thought those bigger numbers were just for print, that no one actually
 hit them," said Sukljian.  When asked what he'll do with his jackpot award,
 Sukljian said that currently he has "no big plans" for the money.  A previous
 winner of $6,400, Sukljian says that he likes to come to Saratoga Gaming and
 Raceway because "it's different and fun."  He also likes that fact that the
 property is close to his home.  "It is wonderful to be able to award a jackpot
 of this large a size to one of our patrons," said Jamie Hartman, Saratoga
 Gaming and Raceway General Manager.  "We pride ourselves on providing our
 guests with the best state-of-the-art games in the industry and to have one of
 our patrons hit a $40,000 jackpot is phenomenal," Hartman continued.  The
 guests of Saratoga Gaming and Raceway have been trying their luck at 1,324
 VGMs for three months and have been hitting jackpots regularly. Since its
 opening in late January, Saratoga Gaming and Raceway has paid out over $225
 million in winnings to its patrons including individual jackpots ranging from
 $5,000 to $24,000.
     The first gaming facility to open in New York State, Saratoga Gaming and
 Raceway boasts over 1,300 state-of-the-art video gaming machines, two
 restaurants, three full-service bars, a food court, a gift shop, and a variety
 of guest services including valet parking and coat check.  Patrons also can
 participate in our player rewards program, Player Extras Club while visiting
 the property.  The 55,000 square foot gaming floor cost $15 million to
 construct and employs an additional 300 local residents.
     Saratoga Gaming and Raceway is located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga
 Springs, NY.  Operating hours for the gaming facility are 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.,
 seven days a week.  All patrons must be at least 18 years of age to play the
 Video Gaming Machines or wager on the harness races.  Simulcast races can be
 viewed daily.  Live Harness races are held Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
 evenings.  Post time for all races is 7:10 p.m.  For directions to the
 facility or for further information, please call (518) 584-2110.

SOURCE Saratoga Gaming and Raceway

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