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Sullivan County opens latest NY casino

Feb 08, 2018 1:35 pm
Joseph Spector reports at LoHud.com that New York's largest casino opened in Sullivan County Feb. 8. The Resorts World Casino in Thompson replaces the Borscht Belt-era Concord Hotel and cost $1.2 billion to build. It features a 100,000 square-foot gaming floor, a hotel, and multiple dining, retail, and establishments, with 1,500 jobs. An entertainment village, water park, and golf course will open later. The resort predicts four million visitors per year, but other casinos opening recently have fallen short of projections, with much new competition from nearby states. "For generations, the Catskills have served as a recreational and entertainment destination for people across the country," Governor Andrew Cuomo was quoted in a press release. "This new resort truly heralds the rebirth of the Catskills, and will serve as an economic driver, generating thousands of jobs and opportunities for people in the region." Read the full story at LoHud.com.