As residents wait to see if Manhattan will get a casino, there will soon be another nearby option.
Resorts World Hudson Valley, 60 miles north of New York City in Newburgh, will hold its grand opening Dec. 28.
“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,” said Genting Americas East President Robert DeSalvio in a statement. “We are delighted to open our doors this holiday season and welcome everyone to Resorts World Hudson Valley!”
Genting Americas East, a member of the Genting Group, is the owner and operator of the new casino. The Genting Group is a leisure and hospitality company headquartered in Malaysia.
The new casino, with a price tag of $32 million, will feature 1,200 slot machines and electronic table games and a Resorts World Bet Sports Bar. It’s located in a 50,000 square foot space formerly occupied by a department store in the Newburgh Mall.
The opening is expected to bring 250 new full-time jobs with an average annual wage of $72,000, including salary and benefits. The site is estimated to contribute $65 million in taxes annually to support public schools.
Resorts World Hudson Valley is 44 miles from a sister casino, Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County. Genting Americas Vice President for Government Affairs told the Mid-Hudson News in September that new venue was built to serve local and regional clientele.
“It’s quick and easy to get to off of the infrastructure and roadways we have right outside of our doors, as opposed to the Resorts World Catskills where it is a luxury weekend getaway,” Taylor said. “We do not have a hotel here. We don’t have restaurants in the facility here at Resorts World Hudson Valley, but we hope that with making that key decision, we’re going to be a catalyst to drive redevelopment here at the mall.”