Scioto Downs not prepared for response to free play offer

Sep 3, 2012 8:26 PM

Officials at Scioto Downs harness track/racino came up with a promotion to bring more people to the racetrack. They just didn’t expect this big a response.

Neither did the police.

But the offer of $25 in free play brought out so many people that a huge traffic jam resulted. Enough so, that the police had to close off some of the access roads.

A track spokesman said simply, “the response was unanticipated.”