Who’ll win big in NYC’s casino race? Gambling experts set the odds on Jay Z, other top contenders

Who’ll win big in NYC’s casino race? Gambling experts set the odds on Jay Z, other top contenders

Article brief provided by New York Post
  • Michael Kaplan, New York Post
June 22, 2024 12:51 PM

As New York’s summer grinds on, the battle for three city casino-licenses heats up. Proposals — plus $1 million application fees — are due on August 31 and billions hang in the balance.

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Outside of two racinos — Resorts World New York City in Queens and Empire City in Yonkers — which already have profitable electronic gaming and are said to be front-runners, the six remaining contenders face local opposition.

“Companies are spending millions on lobbyists,” a political insider told The Post. “And no part of the city wants a new casino.”

With the billion-dollar craps shoot poised to kick off and licensing due by late 2025, here are the contenders and their odds of throwing 7s.