Batavia Downs cleared to reopen

Mark Gutman/Daily NewsGuests will encounter enhanced safety measures when they return to Batavia Downs Gaming. Casinos statewide are being allowed to reopen with significant precautions.

BATAVIA — Officials at Batavia Downs Gaming today applauded Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that the state’s casinos and racinos will be allowed to reopen beginning on Wednesday.

“We are appreciative of the Governor’s announcement,” said Henry Wojtaszek, president and CEO of Batavia Downs. “We are now able to put back to work over 400 hardworking Western New Yorkers and again provide a safe, secure entertainment environment for our loyal guests.”

Batavia Downs has begun another deep clean and sanitization of the gaming floor and restaurants. Upon reopening, Batavia Downs will meet or exceed the state’s guidelines on cleanliness and safety.

Batavia Downs will increase the rigor of cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout the facility, officials said. It will also increase the number of shifts and hours of its environmental service team to maintain the desired level of cleanliness upon reopening. There will be over 120 hand sanitizing stations located on the gaming floor, horse wagering areas, event spaces and in all of their restaurants.

Updates on guidelines and hours of operation will be found on the Batavia Downs Facebook page and on

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