Courtesy of Hudson Valley News Network: KIAMESHA LAKE–They’re doing a lot of boasting in Sullivan County at the 100-day mark. That is when the Resorts World Catskills Casino is opening for business.
As the first of the 2,150 state-of-the-art slot machines were being wheeled in on Monday morning, those behind the $1.2 billion project bragged on what it is and what it will become by the time it opens on March 1.
The 18-story complex already is the tallest building in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, according to Charles Degliomini, executive vice president at Empire Resorts, the parent company.
Its glass facade reflects the surroundings and shimmers like gold at dawn, he told members of the press during a late-morning tour.
“We wanted a sleek and modern look,” Degliomini said. “We did not want an Adirondack lodge look.”
The complex has more than 100,000 square feet of gaming action that will include the slot machines, 136 table games, 19 poker tables and even seven private gaming salons, staffed with butlers, for serious gamblers.