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Genting wants upstate casino

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Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:30 am

Genting, the parent company of Resorts World New York City, has paid the state a $1 million application fee to bid for a potential casino in the Catskills or Hudson Valley, the company announced last week.

“Destination resorts are our specialty, and we are excited to work with local municipalities and the State of New York to acquire a site where we can build a facility that will help further bolster the Empire State’s thriving tourism economy,” said Christian Goode, senior vice president of Genting Americas, in a press release.

The Malaysian-based company said it is currently in talks with potential site owners and upstate officials about possible locations in the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions and expects to make an announcement about its selection later this spring.

Genting did not identify any of the possible sites as of yet.

Resorts World New York City was the company’s first facility in the United States. Genting says the casino has raked in over $1.1 billion in revenue since opening in October 2011.

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