If you're in this part of NY State and looking for a spot to boondock for the night, this is not a bad choice. The lot is level and spacious. There is a large lawn, away from the parked cars, that was great for exercising the dog. There was strong cellular service for both Verizon and T-Mobile. If you like the trotters and you're there on race nights, again its a good stop. The casino itself is *very* small, offering only penny slots as far as I could determine. As for dining, there is a buffet and there is Mr. G's restaurant connected to the hotel: both of these are also small. If you're there on a weekend, be prepared to wait. Mr. G's had some good menu items, but the execution was kind of meh. Not a destination for a casino, but a fine night's stopover in the Utica / Rome area.