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Queens, NY— Resorts World Casino New York City celebrated its sixth anniversary in 2017 by breaking ground on a $400 million expansion project, unveiling a new gaming space with more than 330 games, and crossing the $2 billion in revenue generated for New York’s Lottery education fund. In addition, Resorts World made significant contributions to local charities and partnered with various community organizations.

“From breaking ground on the transformational expansion project to the incredible new gaming space to continuing our unwavering community support, 2017 was an extraordinary year for Resorts World Casino New York City,” said Scott Molina, President of Resorts World Casino New York City. “We look forward to an even more successful 2018 and beyond!”


In July, RWNY broke ground on a $400 million expansion project that includes:

  • A new 400-room four-star hotel with five-star suites that will rival Manhattan’s finest accommodations;
  • Four new dining outlets – including a signature restaurant with an innovative dining concept by a celebrity chef;
  • Several retail offerings to allow customers access to locally produced goods;
  • Space to accommodate additional, new gaming, including cutting-edge, first to market products designed to appeal to millennial customers; and
  • A completely new arrival experience for guests, which will allow seamless access to the hotel, as well as gaming and non-gaming amenities, including a dedicated VIP entrance area.

The project is estimated to generate $200 million in economic activity for New York City, add approximately 1,000 good-paying careers for New Yorkers, along with over 3,000 construction jobs and thousands of indirect jobs, and provide additional revenue for New York State’s Lottery Education Fund, which has already received more than $1.9 billion from RWNY since 2011.


In October, RWNYC unveiled its newest gaming experience on the venue’s third floor, Central Park, where patrons can now enjoy an additional 336 video lottery terminals (VLTs) and Electronic Table Games (ETGs). The Central Park level continues to be utilized for events, concerts, and trade shows with a dedicated gaming space just steps away on the same floor.

**Download photos of the new Central Park gaming space here**

The addition of the new gaming space brings the total number of VLTs and ETGs at RWNY to 6,050.


Last month, RWNYC announced it crossed the $2 billion mark in revenue generated for New York’s Lottery education fund since opening its doors in 2011. According to figures released by the New York Lottery, RWNYC has contributed $2,079,037,190 to New York public schools in just six years. As the largest tax payer in New York State, RWNYC contributes 70% of total revenue to New York State and the horse racing industry with 44% going directly to the State’s education fund.

Since 2011, RWNYC generated enough revenue for the education fund to:

  • Hire approximately 37,000 new teachers in New York City
  • Supply students across the state with more than 27 million textbooks
  • Buy 142 million “total experience” tickets for Bronx Zoo school field trips

In FY2016/2017 the Lottery contributed $3.27 billion to help support education in the state, with RWCNYC generating 11% ($360m) of the total, more than any other video gaming facility in the state and more than any of the Lottery’s jackpot games. New York City schools received $1.3b from the education fund in FY16/17.


Throughout the year, RWCNYC was committed to giving back to our community through the Resorts World Gives (RWG) program, which supports organizations, projects and programs that create opportunities for economic and social progress. The contributions seek to support established, innovative and efficient non-profit organizations with clearly articulated goals that have proven to be successful at improving the neighborhoods of Queens and the larger New York City community.

This month, Resorts World partnered with the New York Cares Coat Drive to accept new or gently-used coats for the winter.

Just recently, Resorts World donated $20,000 to Citymeals on Wheels, which provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to New York City’s homebound elderly. This Brad Egnor, RWCNYC’s Vice President of Marketing sits on the Citymeals on Wheels Junior Board and volunteers throughout the year to bring meals to the homes of the elderly in the community.

Other highlights of the Resorts World Gives program in 2017 included:

  • Supporting Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Annual Rainbow Ball, with proceeds going to the hospital
  • Donating $10,000 to the Boy Scouts of America Queens Council to help with the organization’s youth programming
  • Hosting State Senator Joe Addabbo, Jr.’s annual job fair, which welcomed more than 600 people in search of employment, as well as more than 150 potential employers from across a wide range of career fields
  • Participating in the NYPD’s 106th Precinct’s National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that encourages police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live
  • Awarding $10,000 to York College to support local education for students in need of financial aid in the borough of Queens
  • Joining the American Littoral Society and the National Parks Service to assist the community to clean up Jamaica Bay
  • Partnering with the American Italian Cancer Foundation to hold a Mobile Care Clinic at the casino where community members had the opportunity to receive digital mammograms and clinical breast exams at no-cost




About Resorts World Casino New York City

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience while generating over $2 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011.  RWCNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States and all four oceans through its Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises brands. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.