The 2022 Albany 40 Under 40

City and State | July 18, 2022

Meghan Taylor’s introduction to casinos came at a time of unprecedented upheaval. She joined Genting Americas in May 2020, when the company’s two Resorts World casinos in New York state were closed because of COVID-19. Shortly afterward, the company announced plans to open a Hudson Valley location.

Since then, she’s kept up with major legislative developments in Albany. New York legalized mobile sports betting late last year, prompting Resorts World to build its first mobile platform to offer the service. This year, state officials opened up full casino licenses for facilities downstate. Resorts World New York City has been actively seeking to secure one, which would allow the Queens location to bring in live dealers at table games.

“One of the roles that I have played in that is trying to develop the overall plan and get us ready for submission of the request for applications,” Taylor says, adding that she is garnering support from local community leaders, our local electeds are all fully aware of what our plans are and supportive of the overall plan.”

Much of Taylor’s career has been spent in economic development, including serving as regional director for the mid-Hudson region for Empire State Development. While there, she was able to help cultivate huge projects like the Legoland New York Resort theme park in Goshen, as well as smaller economic development initiatives across the region.

“It was really interesting and something that I can look back on and be very proud of,” she says.

Meghan Taylor
Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Relations, Genting Americas Inc.