Resorts World Catskills has announced that it will start welcoming back guests on Wednesday, September 9, at 10 am, after Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the nod to reopening casinos.
Guests will be able to enjoy 100,000 square feet of gaming activity as part of their first phase of reopening, including 150 live Las-Vegas-style table games, with plexiglass dividers, slot machines and four restaurants and bars at the resort.
In addition, in the coming weeks, Resorts will announce a range of new marketing campaigns, including the Community Partners Program, intended to generate more value for the Genting loyalty card programme and strengthen support for local businesses in the area.
Bob DeSalvio, president of Genting Americas East stated: “The Resorts World team has been anxiously awaiting the day when we can open our doors again to the fun and excitement that our casinos are known for.
“We have implemented a plan to seamlessly integrate the unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment and luxury that guests have come to expect, with the more stringent health protocols that are needed to operate safely. We are excited to play our part in moving New York forward.”
In addition, Resorts World Catskills is also to develop and enforce its ’21 Point Safety Plan,’ as well as adhere to the strict mandatory requirements of the State to ensure a safe reopening.
This will include temperature tests upon entry, mandatory face masks, plexiglass splitters on all table games and select slot machines, more than 200 sanitation stations, a daily deployment ‘RWC Clean Squad’ and a six-foot social distance guideline from anyone outside a guest party.
Scott Molina, president of World Catskills Resorts and World Casino Resorts New York City, said: “While the casino floor may look a little different, all of these changes are part of our 21-point plan, created with your health and safety in mind.
“Regulating capacity on the casino floor will allow for easier social distancing, and sanitation stations will make it easy for you to wipe down table games and other common areas before touching them. Once we are back open, we will constantly be evaluating the situation in order to gauge when we can return our full suite of amenities to our valued guests.”
In addition, team members will undergo training on procedures for safety and sanitation to help ensure protection for visitors and team members.
New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther said: “I want to thank the administration for working with my office to find a path forward for the reopening of casino.
“Resorts World Catskills employs more than one thousand people in Sullivan County and is a tremendous driver of economic development.
“Resorts World has been preparing for this day and is fully capable of hitting the ground running. Our union brothers and sisters deserve a safe environment in which to return to work. I’ll continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure that safety remains a priority. As a nurse, after touring Resorts World, I am confident of the procedures they put in place.”
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