MGM Resorts boosted the profile of its Empire Metropolis property within the race for a NYC on line casino license by unveiling plans for a “full-scale” business on line casino. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
A brand new Empire
MGM Resorts Worldwide has performed a possible trump card within the race for a New York Metropolis on line casino license by revealing plans for a “full scale business on line casino” in a revamp of its Empire Metropolis On line casino by MGM Resorts property.
rebrand the prevailing property into MGM Empire Metropolis
MGM Resorts revealed on Thursday in depth plans to transition, redevelop, and rebrand the prevailing property into MGM Empire Metropolis.
A information launch from the Las Vegas-based world leisure and hospitality large shared its imaginative and prescient to remodel the property that, since 2006, has operated as a racino, with video lottery terminals and digital desk video games below its present lottery license.
The brand new-look MGM Empire Metropolis would entail a “complete on line casino flooring redevelopment and growth […] and a state-of-the-art BetMGM sportsbook.”
MGM Resort’s Yonkers on line casino was already a favourite to safe considered one of solely three licenses up for grabs in New York Metropolis. Just like the Genting Group’s Resorts World New York Metropolis, MGM has present infrastructure downstate in Empire Metropolis, a USP for state lawmakers.
Hornbuckle, mayor up the ante
President and Chief Govt Officer of MGM Resorts Invoice Hornbuckle wasted no time in upping the on line casino license PR ante, stating his agency “couldn’t be extra excited” with the proposed MGM Empire Metropolis mission the CEO dubbed “a game-changer for your entire area.”
Hornbuckle added that the change to a full-scale business on line casino and leisure hub would “create hundreds of jobs” and enhance New York’s economic system.
The non-casino plans embody a 5,000-capacity leisure venue with “unequalled views” and a number of eating additions that includes “celebrated cooks, cocktail bars and lounges.” Highlights of the proposed BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge at MGM Empire Metropolis are a “112-foot wrap-around LED display screen, stadium seating, VIP areas, a number of betting kiosks.”
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano added to Hornbuckle’s pitch, stating MGM Empire Metropolis will create “hundreds of good-paying union jobs.”
Spano likened Empire Metropolis On line casino to a group hub for Yonkers residents for 125 years, and stated he was enthusiastic about how the following 125 will go, ought to the mission be awarded a license.
Becoming a member of locally hub refrain was Common Supervisor of Empire Metropolis On line casino, Ed Domingo. Within the information launch Domingo said that when MGM purchased Empire Metropolis in 2019, it was to turn into custodian of “a historic establishment” that has served generations of New Yorkers as an leisure meet-up, a “source of jobs for the community, and a driver of economic development.”
Domingo added that Empire Metropolis was excited to carry its subsequent chapter to the NYC group it serves.