Saturday, May 5, 2018
So generally, Fairmount is a great place to go for inexpensive fun and (mostly) harmless gambling. However, be sure to avoid special days, like Derby days... oh boy, are they short-handed for that. I was unable to place my bets in three of the seven races (gave up on eighth) because the line was so slow. Not sure if it was inexperienced clerks, technical issues, or newbie betters, but it was a disaster. That said, I usually go 5 or 6 times a season and it's no problem, and they usually have drink and food specials. The staff is great. Just avoid the special days and you'll be fine.