Casino resort on target for March 11 opening
MONTICELLO, N.Y. (Nov. 28, 2017) – Construction workers at Resorts World Catskills rolled in and installed 2,157 slot machines onto the 100,000-square-foot main gaming floor, reaching an important milestone in the countdown to the much-anticipated March 11 opening of the casino resort.
“The arrival of these first pieces of gaming equipment shows that the casino resort’s construction is on target for our March 1 opening,” said Charles A. Degliomini, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs & Corporate Communications of Empire Resorts, Inc. “Seeing these machines installed gives us a glimpse of just how fabulous our gaming floor will look on opening day.”
Players will have the choice to play slots that are full-fledged Class III games, some of which are the first to reach the gaming market. Video poker machines will allow players to make decisions. Denominations will range from 1 cent to up to $100. The slot machines – each costing $20,000 to $25,000 – were manufactured by companies like IGT and Scientific Games.
Players will be able to play slot machines that display in a glasses-free 3D experience. Other machines, such as Sphinx 4D, will have a 4D presentation, which recognizes a player’s gestures and mid-air haptic technologies to create a multi-sensory player experience. Still others will use a 4K, or ultra-high definition, display.
Game brands will include Wheel of Fortune; The Goonies; King Kong; Pac Man; The Ellen DeGeneres Show; Elvis; Bart, Homer and the rest of the Simpsons; and Harley-Davidson, among others. Anchorman slot machines will be the first in the Northeast. And, Game of Thrones fans will even have the opportunity to play on a 10-foot tall curved screen.
Photo: Charles A. Degliomini, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs & Corporate Communications of Empire Resorts, Inc. (center), shows off a Tetris slot machine, made popular from the ’80s video game.
About Resorts World Catskills
Beautifully situated in the pristine Catskills, Resorts World Casino is part of a $1.2 billion four-season destination resort being developed in the Town of Thompson in Sullivan County, approximately 90 miles from New York City. Resorts World Catskills branded resort casino will include an 18-story casino, hotel and entertainment complex with approximately 100,000 square feet of casino floor, 134 table games, 2,157 state of the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons. Guest amenities will include 332 all-suite luxury rooms, which include 12 penthouse suites, 8 garden suites and 7 two-story villas, two indoor pools, a spa and fitness center — all designed to meet 5-star and 5-diamond standards. Guests will be able to choose from over 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, including fine dining, and an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant. Guests can also enjoy year-round live entertainment at the over 2,000-seat event center, casino bars, restaurants and lounges.
Expected to open in March 2018, the destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located, will also include an entertainment village providing additional entertainment, food and accommodations, and a Rees Jones-redesigned golf course. In addition, the destination resort will include an indoor waterpark lodge.
Please visit rwcatskills.com/ for more information about the resort casino.
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