October 28, 2011
The first casino in New York City opened its doors on Friday. The Resorts World Casino had thousands of people waiting to go inside. For some the wait was a few hours to get in. The casino managed to fill maximum capacity as soon as the doors opened.
Currently the state law only allows for video gaming. Some visitors to the casino expressed disappointment of not having a live dealer, however they were also happy to have a casino in the city. A portion from the video gaming will go to help with state funds. The state is hopeful that amount earned from the gaming will help increase the funds to the state.
Located at the Aqueduct Racetrack, the casino was built to help the economic down turn that has affected the city. Supporters of the new casino are hopeful that the location will help attract locals and tourists alike. The gaming facility is located near the subway and also close to the airport. Being that it is conveniently located, the casino is advertising that people will not need to travel out of the state to gamble anymore.
The Resorts World Casino is 10 minutes from the JFK Airport. Also Manhattan is only 25 minutes from the casino.
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