ALBANY – There are two gaming facilities in the Hudson Valley, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and Resorts World Catskills in the Town of Thompson, both of which have been closed since the economy was shut down two months ago by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the state begins to reopen – most of 10 regions have begun phase one – the Hudson Valley still remains closed and that includes the casinos, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
“We don’t have a date for opening up casinos. I spoke to Connecticut Governor Lamont and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. We agree that casinos are by definition a large gathering spot, a lot of people touching equipment and then someone else touches the equipment, so it poses real challenges, and we don’t have a date to open casinos. That would be in our phase four, our last phase,” Cuomo said.
The Yonkers Raceway facility is a racino – using electronic video terminals while the Resorts World Catskills casino is a full-scale Las Vegas-style gaming venue.
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