Saratoga-based operator buys Colo. casino

Posted at: 01/29/2013 3:36 PM
Updated at: 01/29/2013 3:47 PM
By: AP

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based raceway and slots company has purchased a casino in Colorado for $28 million.       

Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc., which owns the Saratoga Casino and Raceway in upstate New York, announced Tuesday that it completed the deal to buy Fitzgeralds Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, Colo.         

The new casino will be called "Saratoga Casino-Blackhawk."       

The casino, open since 1995, was renovated in 2008 and has about 600 slot machines and 11 table games plus restaurants, bars and a banquet facility.

It employs about 200 people.

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