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A JAN. 4, 2012 FILE PHOTO

The city’s gamble on casinos is paying off.

Resorts World Casino in Queens has crossed the $2 billion mark in revenue generated for New York’s lottery education fund. Since opening its doors near the Aqueduct Raceway in 2011, the casino has contributed $2,079,037,190 to New York public schools.

Officials said the money is enough to hire 37,000 new teachers in New York City, supply students across the state with more than 27 million textbooks or buy 142 million “total experience” tickets for Bronx Zoo school field trips.

“We are proud to play a role in generating the vital resources that provide students across the state a high-quality education,” said Scott Molina, President of Resorts World Casino New York City.

Source: NY Daily News