NY casino’s construction site visited by regulators

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The US$1 billion casino resort is being built in the Sullivan County town of Thompson in the Catskills.

Members of the New York Gaming Commission toured Montreign Resort Casino’s construction site on Monday.

US.- Gambling regulators in New York state took a closer look at Montreign Resort Casino, one of the four gambling resorts planned for the upstate.

In 2015, the New York Gaming Commission approved licenses for Montreign, the Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes and the Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady. A fourth casino in the Southern Tier is also planned.

Montreign Resort Casino’s operator Empire Resorts, paid the required US$51 million licensing fee late last month. Ten 10 percent of the licensing fee will be shared among local counties and the town of Thompson. Empire Resorts also deposited a bond with the New York State Gaming Commission that represented 10 percent of the proposed capital investment for the project.

The US$1 billion casino resort is being built in the Sullivan County town of Thompson in the Catskills. The complex will feature a 80,000-sq. ft casino, 390 hotel rooms and suites, resort amenities, casual and gourmet restaurants, spa and salon, conference and meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Montreign Resort Casino is scheduled to open to the public in 2018.