2015-08-12 / Front Page

Resorts World Casino To Introduce Video Blackjack

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY), the number one grossing slot casino in the nation, will add video blackjack tables to the gaming floor this fall, company executives announced today. The first 60 tables were unveiled this week with more than 300 additional machines coming to RWNY in the next several months.

RWNY, which has generated more than $1.2 billion to the New York Lottery’s Education Fund since opening in 2011, is expected to add an additional $31 million to the fund annually with the introduction of video blackjack—enough revenue for the Education Fund to hire nearly 700 new teachers in New York City.

“Resorts World is proud to do its part to help improve New York’s education system. The introduction of video blackjack furthers this support and helps to ensure more students throughout the city and state will earn a high-quality public education,” said Ryan Eller, President of RWNY. “Video blackjack is an extremely popular game around the world, and we are incredibly excited to expand and enhance our unrivaled gaming offerings for the millions of guests we welcome every year.”

RWNY is also one of the region’s top entertainment destinations, hosting the best music acts, legendary stand-up comedians and action-packed championship boxing.

“Nearly four years ago, Resorts World opened its doors and became a vital member of our community,” said New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo, (D-15). “Since then, Resorts World has continued to play an integral role in the development of the area, providing much-needed jobs and economic benefits to southeast Queens. I am thrilled to see their continued expansion with the introduction of blackjack and I am sure that this is just the beginning of a new phase of continued success.”

“Millions of students and dozens of organizations in Queens and throughout New York State have benefited from the revenue generated by Resorts World New York City," said Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D - Ozone Park). "New revenue sources like blackjack games will help continue the success at Resorts World Casino, the local community and most importantly will fund essential educational programs, which are critical to the long-term success of our children's schools.”

“Resorts World has been a trusted community partner since day one,” said Councilman Eric Ulrich, (R - Ozone Park). “An expansion of the gaming options will help them to sustain good paying jobs for local residents and allow for even more contributions to the community it calls home.”

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