The economy may have been in a slump over the past few years, but you wouldn’t know it by the runaway success of Resorts World Casino, New York City’s premiere gambling hotspot. Although it only recently celebrated its first birthday—the property opened its doors in October, 2011—it has already boasted more than 10 million visitors and shattered all previous records for slot play, generating some $825 million in revenues.
“In just one year of operation, it is clear that Resorts World Casino New York City has been an incredible success for Queens, New York City, and the State as a whole,” said Christian Goode, senior vice president of development for Genting Americas, Inc. “We are improving our offerings by opening the ‘Table Games Square’ and ‘Roulette Sports Bar’ with 500 table game machines, including the first single zero European Roulette machines in the country, all while doubling our bus shuttles from all parts of New York City and Long Island in the coming year.”
What makes Resorts World such a Mecca for slots players? In a word: selection. Fans of Sex and the City can join Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha from the ever-popular “Sex and the City” slots, or join the chorus as America’s favorite TV audience belts out “Wheel of Fortune” and the colourful wheel spins with the promise of a bonus round. The electrifying thrills do not stop there. Hit the jackpot on the Playboy Platinum, or sail the seven seas hunting for treasure on the popular Jolly Roger Slots.
Resorts World also boasts an assortment of popular electronic table games, including Let It Ride, craps, sic bo and baccarat. For roulette lovers, the odds have just jumped in your favor with the opening of the new Roulette Sports Pit, which features four machines with 59 seats of unbridled excitement. This unique space features 10 single zero games, which offers guests significantly better odds than traditional double zero roulette. Adding to the excitement are flat screen TVs, an unparallel panoramic view of the Aqueduct Racetrack, specialty hostesses and a mini-party lounge.
At its launch, Resorts World Casino New York City featured a singular gaming area, the Times Square Casino floor, but has since grown to include the Fifth Avenue Casino on its second floor, as well as the 70,000 square foot Central Park Events Center. Now operating at full capacity, tens of thousands of daily guests have played its 5,000+ slots and electronic table games, and dined at each of the property’s 13 restaurants, which include RW Prime Steakhouse, Genting Palace, the Aqueduct Buffet, and Bar 360. Located at Aqueduct Raceway in Queens, adjacent to JFK International Airport, Resorts World Casino offers a shuttle service to and from the facility for guests arriving from Jamaica Station– ensuring that the casino is just minutes, not hours away.
New York is renowned for its dining options, and no self-respecting NYC casino would be complete without its own array of superior eateries.
RW Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
RW Prime boasts some of the city’s finest fare, focusing on—you guessed it—select USDA prime meats. Begin your evening with a specialty cocktail in their intimate lounge, then head to the main dining room and sink your teeth into one of their signature steaks, which range from a perfectly pink 16 oz ribeye to a man-sized 24 oz prime porterhouse.
With understated elegance and luxury, Genting Palace presents authentic fine-dining Chinese cuisine by veteran Hong Kong chefs to discerning gourmands. The a la carte menu features popular favorites like Chinese barbeque, a selection of exquisite dim sum and seasonal live seafood.
The Aqueduct Buffet
Discover a world of great tastes at the Aqueduct Buffet, a bountiful 400-seat international buffet. Savor everything from seafood, pasta, healthy salads, vegetarian specialties, to fresh fruits and incredible desserts at this all-you-can-eat smorgasbord.