A New Casino in NY State Debuts Wednesday

A New Casino in NY State Debuts Wednesday
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

While there has been so much talk of proposals floating around about three potential downstate casino locations, it is actually upstate that will be adding another casino to New York sports betting this week.

Resorts World Hudson Valley (RWHV) - located in Newburgh, just 60 miles north of Manhattan - will be the Empire State’s newest casino. RWHV will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday at 10 a.m.

This Casino Makes It a Dozen

This will be Genting’s third casino destination in the state of New York, along with Resorts World Catskills in Monticello (94 miles from New York City) and Resorts World New York City in Queens.

Currently, New York has 11 casinos upstate, seven run by Native American tribes and four commercial sites that opened following a change to the state’s Constitution in 2013. Other than Monticello, the state’s other three commercial retail casinos are: del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo, Rivers Casino in Schenectady and Tioga Downs in Nichols.

Located at the Newburgh Mall in Orange County, RWHV will feature 50,000 square feet of gaming/hospitality space, highlighted by 1,200 state-of-the-art slot machines and electronic table games, as well as the new Resorts World Bet Sports Bar.

“Resorts World Hudson Valley represents a shared vision that we, along with our partners in Orange County, had to create an entertainment destination that will attract hundreds of thousands of guests and visitors, while providing tremendous benefits to the local, regional and statewide community,” said Robert DeSalvio, president of Genting Americas East, in a news release. “We are delighted to open our doors this holiday season and welcome everyone to Resorts World Hudson Valley!”

With 250 new full-time jobs at an average annual wage of $72,000 (including salary and benefits), RWHV estimates it will contribute approximately $65 million in new state taxes every year to support the state’s public school system. To date, Resorts World properties have contributed more than $3.6 billion to support public schools in New York.

Across all three properties, Genting said it has invested more than $1.2 billion, including $50 million in RWHV.

Resorts World Bet Sports App Launched in March

The eighth of nine mobile New York sports apps launched on March 4.

Since then, Resorts World Bet NY (RWB) has generated more than $47.09 million in total handle and more than $2.17 million in total Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR).

After its highest handle of more than $6.88 million in October, RWB reported more than $5.39 million in handle for November.

For the week ending Dec. 4, RWB posted more than $1.35 million in total mobile handle, marking the 16th consecutive week it has generated in excess of $1 million.

RWB has posted more than $2 million or more in handle just once: $2,015,368 for the week ending Sept. 18.

For frequent updates on sports betting handle and the best NY betting promos, keep a close eye on EmpireStakes.com.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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