Resorts World to Revitalize Old Mall with New Gambling Hall

The casino operators who run Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County plan to open a new gambling hall with 1,300 video gaming machines in part of the Newburgh Mall. That move would position what could be a major player in the gaming industry at the nexus of two interstate highways.

The new operation would employ 200 to 225 full-time workers. Roughly 200 construction workers would labor on the $32 million project to turn a 90,000-square-foot section of the indoor mall into Resorts World Hudson Valley.

“The majority of those jobs will be union jobs with the hotel trades union, which we have a fantastic relation with our employees at Resorts World Catskills and down at Resorts World NYC in Queens,” said Meghan Taylor, vice president of governmental affairs & public relations for Resorts World Casino New York City and Catskills.

Taylor said Resorts World has asked the Newburgh Town Board to adjust its zoning to accommodate the project by adding licensed gaming facilities to the list of acceptable businesses in that area. The Town Board has scheduled an April 12 public hearing on the zoning amendment.

Resorts World is hoping for town approvals sometime this summer, and to then immediately start construction which is expected toa take between six months to a year to build out the facility.

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