Wall Street Journal:
Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens wants to spend an estimated $400 million to add 1,000 video-lottery terminals and build a new hotel and convention complex.
The proposal includes adding a 400-room hotel, a 20,000-square-foot spa and resort, at least 140,000 square feet of convention and meeting space, plus additional room for food, retail and casino expansion.
The plan, which would expand the Resorts World Casino footprint at Aqueduct by an estimated 750,000 square feet, was outlined June 27 to the New York state Franchise Oversight Board by Resorts World Casino President Ryan Eller.
If all goes to plan, Mr. Eller told the board, the complex would open in April 2019.
The additional video-lottery terminals would come on top of the 5,500 electronic gambling machines of varying types already at Resorts World.
A spokesman for Resorts World said the expansion would be built on the west side of the existing casino, a space now covered by a parking lot.