Aqueduct becomes New York’s top-earning racino

by | 12.06.2011 | 7:39am
Aqueduct casino exterior

After more than a month in operation, the new casino at Aqueduct Race Track has become the top-earning racino in New York state, reports the New York Daily News.  The Resorts World New York casino took in $9.9 million for the week ending November 26 – tops among the state's nine racinos – even though the Aqueduct facility has yet to open its second phase:

“That means the fledgling Aqueduct edged out its significantly more established neighbor in Yonkers, Empire City, which made $9.8 million.”

“What's amazing is how quickly they caught up to speed,” said Gordon Medenica, director of the Lottery. “They're doing a great job. We couldn't be happier.”

  • Nancy

    I am not a slots person, but we have walked through the racino on our trips to Aqueduct. Resorts World did a great job. The facility is well staffed and it is easy to pay a reasonable price for something to eat. I’m sure when the second phase opens on Dec. 16 it will be first class. i know NYRA has other pressing needs, but It would be nice now if they spruced up Aqueduct a bit. I hate to say it, but the place is a dump.

  • Walt

    Nancy:

    They clearly have a long way to go with the racetrack part of Aqueduct (and other needs), but NYRA can only do so much right now.

    The good news is, they likely will be able to do a lot more in the future, especially since the second phase of the Casino doesn’t even open until next Friday.

  • Kaufer

    Wouldn’t this be the best time to experiment with a significant decrease in takeout? Eventually, NYRA is going to be powerless to prevent the state from taking more and more from this cash cow. NYRA needs to find ways to operate more efficiently as a stand alone entity.

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