Michael Speller

Resorts World revenue up while neighboring casinos down
Resorts World revenue up while neighboring casinos down
South Terence M. Cullen 3/12/2013 at 10:44AM

Cha-ching. Revenue and money played at Resorts World Casino New York City is on the rise compared to a year ago, while neighboring gaming zones are seeing a drop. In January and February 2013, the Racino had an 11-percent tax revenue increase and a 25-percent increase in amount played from the same time last year [...]

Raising the stakes: Resorts World unveils VIP casino
Raising the stakes: Resorts World unveils VIP casino
News Steve Mosco 12/19/2011 at 5:43PM

High-rollers now have a space of their own at Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park. Following a grand opening that drew more than 65,000 visitors, the casino at Aqueduct Racino unveiled the remaining two floors of its new facility on December 16 – showing off high-priced amenities and big payoff games. The new features [...]

Resorts World’s new gaming floor set for early opening
Resorts World’s new gaming floor set for early opening
News Steve Mosco 12/13/2011 at 1:34PM

A fully functional and totally revamped Aqueduct Racino is no longer a decades-long pipedream with little hope and less funding. After a highly successful partial opening that saw thousands of gamers try their luck, the new casino in South Ozone Park is ready to reveal the rest of the facility on Friday, December 16 — [...]

Resorts World opens as Governor Cuomo pursues full scale gaming
Resorts World opens as Governor Cuomo pursues full scale gaming
News Steve Mosco 12/05/2011 at 3:30PM

Queens gamers will soon have more room to play at Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park. The former site of Aqueduct Racino, which received a much-needed facelift this year, will open its final phase on December 16 — four months ahead of schedule. Resorts World’s full scale opening couldn’t be timelier, as Governor Andrew [...]

Resorts World Casino scored big during opening week
Resorts World Casino scored big during opening week
News Steve Mosco 11/14/2011 at 4:44PM

Resorts World Casino, the rejuvenated Aqueduct Racino in South Ozone Park, hit the jackpot during its first 10 days as it pulled in about $15 million in net profits, while gamblers bet almost $178 million. This is great news for New York State, as about $1 million of the casino’s daily revenue goes to Albany [...]

Resorts World Opens
Resorts World Opens
News Steve Mosco 10/29/2011 at 1:46AM

South Ozone Park’s Aqueduct Racino, reborn as Resorts World Casino New York City, officially opened its doors to an eager throng of thousands of gamers on Friday, October 28. Casino representatives and elected officials were on hand at the former Aqueduct Racino for the ribbon cutting, and to welcome those who came to play on [...]

Resorts World Opening Announced
Business Steve Mosco 10/14/2011 at 11:57AM

They’re off to the races. Resorts World Casino New York City will open its doors at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 28, kicking off a new era for the former site of the Aqueduct Racino in South Ozone Park. Michael Speller, president of Resorts World, said that the facility will offer tourists and New Yorkers [...]