Yesterday, a friend and I went to Monticello Raceway in the Catskills (exit 104 off Route 17). I lost $23.75 on 25c video poker machines. My friend lost less than me.
For you NY Rotto players: Take the money you spend on NY Rotto, save it, and instead play NY video lottery (run by the NY Lottery.) Your money goes MUCH further, and it's a lot more fun.
BTW you only need to be 18 to play NY video lottery, v 21 for Quick Draw where alcoholic beverages are served.