In New York City and on Long Island - sit courtside at the Knicks Game, root for the Rangers at Madison Square Garden and watch Islanders on ice at the Nassau Coliseum. And for a true college basketball experience, head to the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University (The Loud House), the largest on-campus basketball arena in the nation where The Orange is "New York's College Team," where sports is a culture, not just a game. If you're looking for a little more rush, be sure to put the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid on your map.
There's more. Check out the Frank Ritter Ice Arena in Rochester, the Houston Field House in Troy for hotly contested ECAC action, the AHL Adirondack Phantoms scrape the ice at the Glens Falls Civic Center, or catch an Albany Devils game at the Times Union Center in Albany. In Buffalo, see the exciting NHL action of the Buffalo Sabers at Buffalo's First Niagara Center.
And for those who like to play the game, you'll find plenty of ways to win at New York's casinos from racetracks and gaming resorts that make for a richer experience
You don’t need to win cash to be a winner at New York’s casinos, racetracks and gaming resorts, but when you do it makes the experience even richer. From tables to slots to turf, you’ll find endless games to amuse and enrich, including live poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, bingo harness and thoroughbred racing. You'll also find fine dining, live entertainment and soothing spas at several resorts including lavish Native Casinos.
One of the biggest resort casinos is Seneca Niagara Casino with over 3,000 slot machines and nearly 100 table games, plus live shows by A-listers like Aretha Franklin, Dr. John, Jose Feliciano and Eddie Money. Practice your poker face at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino with Four Card or Caribbean Stud, or try your luck at the slots. See a show, relax at the spa, or tackle the games at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, where table games, machines, poker, keno and bingo keep the games going.
Racetrack Casinos add the thrill of live horse racing to the mix. Wager away at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park or Saratoga Casino and Raceway. At Tioga Downs, more than 700 casino games compete with live harness racing for your time, including video poker, while Monticello Casino & Raceway heats things up with Red Hot Jackpots and their wildly popular Wheel of Fortune.
Don’t blink or you might miss the fastest two minutes in sports at Finger Lakes Racetrack where live thoroughbred racing kicks up dust from April till December, and 1,200 slot machines fill time between posts. It’s pure harness racing action at Buffalo Raceway, plus video poker, progressive jackpots and penny machines at nearby Hamburg Casino.