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New York’s Resorts World Celebrates Christmas
New York’s Resorts World is making it easy to celebrate the season. The casino is a great place to get into the holiday spirit, with a variety of festive events, including their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The venue also has a wide range of dining options to suit every budget, from upscale fine dining to family-friendly fast food.
According to Focus Gaming News, the casino is also home to one of the city’s most impressive hotels, the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Featuring a modern design, the palatial 25,000 square foot hotel boasts a variety of luxury amenities and services. From a state of the art spa and fitness center to a fine dining restaurant, The Plaza is a luxury resort that will leave you wanting to return again and again.
The hotel is a true testament to the success of New York’s hospitality industry, as the hotel has received numerous awards and accolades for its high-end amenities and outstanding service.
Coney Island Is a Potential Landing Spot for a Casino
One of the hottest topics of conversation among New York gaming executives is whether the city will be awarded one or more of the state Gaming Commission’s three coveted downstate casino licenses. With Mayor Eric Adams pushing for two in the city, and Governor Kathy Hochul supporting the industry’s expansion, developers and gaming operators are putting their best foot forward.
A proposal by Thor Equities and a trio of development partners, including Saratoga Casino Holdings, the Chickasaw Nation and Legends Hospitality, has gained some traction this week. But a number of local electeds have come out against it.
Longtime Coney Island resident Linda Sanoff, a member of Community Board 13, is against the idea for several reasons. She worries that the money from a casino would drain resources, such as police force and maintenance, away from the rest of the neighborhood, which already lacks funding for those services.
Thor Equities Is Reportedly Preparing to Land One of the Three Downstate Gaming Concessions
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One of the newest casino developers in town is preparing to make a pitch as it looks to land one of the three coveted downstate gaming concessions. According to ESNY, Thor Equities will submit a “robust” bid when the state’s gaming facility location board releases a request for applications in early 2023.
Currently, Thor Equities owns 21 properties in Coney Island’s amusement district. This includes properties located near the subway station and the Coney Island boardwalk, according to The Real Deal. The developer is reportedly joining Saratoga Casino Holdings, the Chickasaw Nation, and Legends in a bid to get the gaming license.
Ohio Is Cracking Down on Illegal Gaming Establishments
Ohio authorities are cracking down on illegal gaming establishments across the state. A recent investigation in Pataskala revealed a business has been giving out money prizes without the proper licenses, according to Eric Wolf, an enforcement commander with the Ohio Investigative Unit.
The latest state action comes on the heels of an order from Governor Ted Strickland to ban cash-paying video machines from bars and restaurants. Businesses that have the machines will be notified by the state’s attorney general and have three days to remove them or face civil penalties.
The statewide crackdown came after a Canton man was indicted for running an illegal game room, Cafe 62. This week, more than 700 locations received letters from the state ordering them to stop offering these games.