Buffalo Raceway endeavors to ensure that all patrons are provided a safe and secure gaming and entertainment experience. Furthermore, Buffalo Raceway believes that we have a moral, social, and business responsibility to promote responsible gaming and to strictly enforce the minimum legal wagering age. We make every effort to encourage responsible gaming through a variety of methods including:
Minimum Age Requirements
Buffalo Raceway policy is that no individual under the age of 18 will be allowed to wager on horses.
Buffalo Raceway participates in a program which allows people to voluntarily exclude themselves from gaming activities (see below for more information).
The Self-Exclusion Program was established by the state of New York to allow people who may have a gambling problem to voluntarily exclude themselves from Buffalo Raceway, Hamburg Gaming and all entities licensed, permitted, or registered by the New York State Gaming Commission for periods of one year, three years, five years, or for lifetime. Placement on the list is entirely voluntary and must be done by the guest seeking exclusion.
Self-exclusion forms information and applications are available by using one of the following methods:
- Click here to download and print self-exclusion forms
- Contact our Guest Services in the clubhouse and ask for the forms to be mailed
For forms obtained via this site or the mail, completed paperwork may be returned in person to Guest Services or via mail. If returning by mail, a current photo of the individual must be included and a notary public must sign the form attesting that the picture of the person included and the signature on the form is the person submitting the request. Forms can be mailed to Buffalo Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, New York 14075.
When submitting the form in person, valid government issued photo ID must be presented and you will need to provide a current photograph. Self-excluded individuals are removed from all mailing lists at Buffalo Raceway and Hamburg Gaming; and will no longer receive complimentary goods or services, or participate in promotions. If a self-excluded patron is found in the facility following their exclusion request, they may be subject to arrest and prosecution under all applicable laws, including trespass. Self-excluded individuals found playing may have any winnings subject to forfeiture.
If you feel that you or someone you care about may have a gambling problem, further assistance is available from the following: National Council on Problem Gambling: ncpgambling.org, (800) 522-4700; or your local Gambling Anonymous organization.