Resorts World breaks record for weekly revenue

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Resorts World Casino New York keeps hitting records.

The racino took in almost $15 million between July 1 and 7, officials announced, breaking a previously held state record for gross slot gaming revenue and tax-generation by a gaming property. From the intake, the casino sent $6.5 million back to the state toward education.

Michael Speller, president of the racino, heralded the landmark event as a success since Resorts World opened less than a year ago. He added that Resorts World would continue looking for more ways to create revenue and jobs for residents.

“The record-breaking revenue that Resorts World has generated to support the education of New York’s students, and the more than 3,000 jobs we have created for hard-working New Yorkers, is proof positive that our partnership with New York State is working,” Speller said. “However, we can still do more. We will look to pursue additional opportunities in the future to generate even more revenue for the state and create thousands of more jobs for New Yorkers.”

The record for highest revenue in a week had been set by the racino in February, when it brought in $14.4 million, according to Resorts World.

The weekly record comes after the casino — the only in the five boroughs — announced in June that it beat out Las Vegas, Foxwoods and others for the most slot machine revenue in May, when the venue took in $57.5 million. Resorts World also made headlines in late June, when the not even year-old casino was robbed for the first time.