The newest New York casino is ready to make its debut in the Empire State.
Resorts World Hudson Valley will open its doors to the public with a lion dance performance and ribbon cutting ceremony beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m. And with it, the state’s latest NY casino will officially open for business.
“This community is my community,” Meghan Taylor, vice president of Resorts World New York, told the Times Herald-Record. “My family, my friends − they’re here and this job that we are doing here at the mall is going to significantly impact them.
“I feel like I almost have a personal, vested interest in ensuring that this project was done responsibly.”
Resorts World Hudson Valley
Located inside Newburgh Mall some 60 miles outside Manhattan, Resorts World Hudson Valley makes its grand debut Wednesday morning.
To commemorate the occasion, the newest New York casino will have Resorts World executives, local elected officials and community leaders on hand. But the real show consists of a ribbon cutting ceremony and a traditional Chinese lion dance performance.
This will kick off the ultimate goal of Resorts World Hudson Valley: bringing new energy and excitement to the Newburgh Mall and the surrounding community.
“We really wanted to make folks feel at home here and provide an entertainment destination where even if you don’t gamble, you can come and stop in for a drink with your friends after work and relax for a little bit before you jump in the car and go back home,” Taylor told the Times Herald-Record. “We really wanted to create this almost ‘Cheers’-type environment where we are the choice for folks to come and relax and enjoy some time with their friends.”
Sprawling NY casino lays roots at Newburgh Mall
With more than 60,000 square feet of gaming and hospitality space, Resorts World Hudson Valley will have plenty of amenities.
That includes 1,200 slot machines and electronic table games as well as the Resorts World Bet Sports Bar.
Certainly, this comes as a nice complement to other Resorts World properties in the state, including Resorts World NYC, which expects to convert to a full-fledged downstate New York casino in the near future.
But Resorts World executives do not focus on that expansion. Rather, they keep their attention on the impact of Resorts World Hudson Valley.
Said Robert DeSalvio, presenting of Genting Americas East, in a recent press release:
“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.”