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US – New York casinos will need proof of vaccination for customers to enter

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has confirmed a new Key to NYC vaccination mandate for indoor dining, entertainment and fitness will start on August 17. Casinos, including Resorts World NYC and Empire City Casino, sports stadiums, movie theaters and concert halls will all require proof of vaccination via two official apps. Also, a picture…

US – Resorts World New York opens Hyatt Regency JFK Airport

Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York celebrated its ribbon cutting in Queens, which featured executives from Genting, which owns the hotel and casino, and Hyatt, as well as local elected officials and community leaders. The hotel officially opens today for guests to experience New York City’s newest play, stay, dine, shop and…

US – MGM completes $500,000 rack renovation to Yonkers Raceway

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts is seeing the fruition of a major renovation project completed on its 122-year-old historic Yonkers Raceway during the regularly scheduled June racing break. MGM Resorts invested $500,000 in the regrading and reconstruction of Yonkers Raceway, the first renovation at the track since 2006. MGM Resorts took ownership of Empire…

US – Turning Stone unveils major renovations ahead of 28th anniversary

Consistently celebrated as New York’s most awarded destination resort for nearly three decades, Turning Stone’s new campaign ‘The Best Never Rest’ highlights its multi-million dollar investment in significant renovations and introduces new venues across the resort. While Turning Stone developed a comprehensive health and safety plan during the pandemic, it is also charting a strong…

US – Genting to open Resorts World Hudson Valley next year

Genting Malaysia, which owns Resorts World New York City and Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County, has said it hopes to debut Resorts World Hudson Valley, its new casino in Newburgh, New York, by 2022. Meghan Taylor, Vice President of government affairs and public relations for Resorts World, said: “We look forward to breaking ground…

US – Attempts to speed up New York casino process derailed

A Manhattan Assemblyman has derailed New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s hopes of speeding up the legislative process needed to bring casino gaming to NYC. Wynn Resorts, Bally’s Corp. and Las Vegas Sands are all reportedly interested in the potential of a casino project but objections from Manhattan law makers have seen attempts to speed up…

US – Genting gets the green light to relocate VLT licence to Orange County shopping mall

Newburgh’s Town Board has unanimously approved an agreement between Monticello Raceway Management and Resorts World Hudson Valley to bring video lottery terminals and an electronic casino to the Newburgh Mall in Orange County, New York. Genting Malaysia, which owns Resorts World New York City and Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County, will invest $32m to…

US – MGM says expanded New York gaming more appealing than Chicago investment

MGM Resorts seems to have pulled out of the race for a casino in Chicago citing a ‘complicated and tax structure’ that didn’t ‘marry up’ there. Speaking at the company’s latest earning call, MGM Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle said: “We’re just not keen or focused on it at this time.’ Instead he said: “With recent…

US – New York State Senator applauds move towards sports betting

With one of the most complicated and important state budgets finally complete, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo,Jr. said he was pleased to see that the legalisation of mobile sports betting was included in the final language, an effort he’s worked on for over two years. With New York State facing a major economic deficit caused…