Monday, July 10, 2017

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Stewart negotiating for international casino flights


Resorts World construction camera, at 6:00 this morning

STEWART AIRPORT – The Resorts World Catskills Casino in Kiamesha Lake could be a destination resort for the large Asian market.

Stewart Airport Manager Ed Harrison revealed the Newburgh area airport is in talks with an unnamed company that is looking at setting up shop with new, large jets to bring tourists to the Hudson Valley/Catskill region and the casino.

“With potential Dreamliners that want to be based here and fly in folks from Asia to go to the casino,” he said.

Harrison said the casino will be one component of a larger Adelaar resort, which will attract visitors from around the world.

“I think they are talking about marketing this five-star resort that is being developed a half hour from the airport with an indoor waterpark, a golf course, and all these other amenities; it’s really not just a casino," he said. "It is a resort destination that is going to have an impact on us and folks who want to visit around here.”

The majority stockholder in Empire Resorts, which owns and operates the nearby Monticello Casino and Racetrack in Monticello and the new Resorts World Catskills Casino, is Lim Kok Thay, the leader of the Malaysia-based Genting casino empire, which owns the Resorts World brand. Genting also operates Resorts World Casino New York City.

Both Monticello Casino and Racetrack and Resorts World New York City feature video gaming opportunities.

 


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