Resorts World Casino NYC

en ru es

Resorts World Casino NYC

  • Home

Resorts World Casino New York has proven to be a boon to South Queens from the start. It provides clean, safe entertainment. It’s got various eateries from the food court level to its RW Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. The nightlife is lively at its Bar 360, which offers everything from big-screen sports to live entertainment, including by some big retro names, and just began comedy nights that we’re sure will be a hit. Its Red Wall Gallery gives Queens artists and photographers a place to display their work. It even houses the largest event space in the borough at 70,000 square feet.

After Superstorm Sandy, the casino assisted in the recovery effort, and it hosts events such as blood drives, job fairs and annual salutes to police officers and firefighters.

On the financial side, Resorts World contributed $361.6 million to the state Education Fund last fiscal year alone and, along with Empire City in Yonkers, pays out a larger share of the money gamers put into its machines than any casino in the country, 95.3 percent.

And yet now Resorts World is about to do even better by the people of Queens, breaking ground last week on a $400 million expansion that will create more than 3,000 construction jobs and 1,000 permanent ones once it’s done. This marks a major investment in its South Ozone Park home and the broader borough. As area Councilman Eric Ulrich pointed out last week at a groundbreaking ceremony, while people put that kind of money into Manhattan real estate expecting a quick return on it, “in Queens, there aren’t a lot of people lining up to invest this kind of money in this type of community, so we are absolutely appreciative and thankful for the jobs, for the investment and for the trust Resorts World has put into this community.”

He, along with other officials, also pointed out that the casino has turned out to be a very good neighbor despite the trepidation some felt about the impact it might have on the community.

The expansion will make Resorts World an even greater destination than it is already. It will include a four-star hotel that the casino says will rival Manhattan’s finest, four new dining outlets including one that will be led by a celebrity chef, retail outlets and, of course, room for more gambling. It is expected to generate $200 million for the city’s economy over the next 10 years.

You bet all of this is good for Queens.

Source: Queens Chronicle