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9TT6 Resorts World Expansion 5Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY) is looking to hit the jackpot with a $400 million expansion.

The project, which is expected to be complete by mid-2019, will include a luxury hotel and new dining, gaming and entertainment options. An expansion has always been a part of the vision for Genting, the casino’s parent company, who hopes to bring an integrated resort to the borough. 

“We are incredibly excited to break ground on this extraordinary project, which will welcome visitors from around the world to enjoy the ultimate play, stay, dine and shop experience right here in Queens,” said RWNY president Scott Molina. 

The city’s only casino is one of the most frequented in the world, according to casino officials, with more than 10 million visitors annually. 

Since opening in October 2011, the casino has generated over $1.9 billion in tax revenue for the New York State Education Fund. 

The expansion will generate about $200 million in economic activity and provide thousands of jobs, including 3,000 construction jobs. Currently, the casino employs 1,100 workers, with 60 percent being local residents. 

HUFR Resorts World Expansion 4“Queens is hopping,” Borough President Melinda Katz said at last week's groundbreaking. “People want to come here, live here, spend here and they want to make their money here, which means investment in our borough.” 

Along with a 400-room hotel, the expansion will include several new retail options aimed at offering locally produced goods. A new arrival experience for guests, including a VIP entrance area, will provide access to the hotel and gaming and non-gaming amenities. 

In addition to the eight current food and beverage outlets, the expansion will include four new dining outlets, including one signature restaurant with an innovative dining concept by a celebrity chef.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo, who was at the groundbreaking ceremony for the original casino in 2010, was excited for the expansion.

“As an economic driver and a committed partner in the surrounding communities, Resorts World Casino New York City has helped to transform and revitalize our neighborhood and borough,” said Addabbo.

EWWH Resorts World Expansion 1Amato added that for the surrounding communities, it’s imperative to have a high-quality hotel.

“As a girl from Rockaway, where a renaissance is occurring our area, we need a hotel like this,” added Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato said. “Our borough is demanding more tourism and more demand for quality, so it’s cool to know we’re expanding our capacity and growth.”

Community Board 10 chair Betty Braton said that though there are occasionally concerns, the community board understands that the expansion brings a positive aspect to the area.

“Our casino has proven that this community is an ideal location to open and grow a business,” said Braton. “Resorts World Casino has proven to the community that they are a good neighbor.”

Source: Queens Ledger