Resorts World NY
Headquarters: 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11420
President: Edward Farrell
Owned by Genting Corp.
Resorts World NY is a casino in Queens that opened in October 2011 and has quickly become the biggest grossing casino in the nation.
It has over 5,000 video gaming machines including slots, electronic baccarat, electronic roulette and electronic craps. There are no human dealer table games like those found at other casinos due to the NY State Constitution.
The casino is located on two floors and features a food court and restaurants including the Genting Palace Asian restaurant, RW Prime Steakhouse and Bar 360.
Resorts World is located at Aqueduct Raceway in Queens, adjacent to JFK Airport. Visitors can get to the casino via the Q37 bus stop on property and the A Train stop at the North Conduit subway station. Resorts World also offers a free shuttle to and from the facility for guests arriving from Jamaica Station.
The casino closed its buffet in January 2014 because it was unprofitable and laid off 175 workers. An arbitrator ruled in October 2013 that Resorts World had to pay most employees a minimum of $40,000 per year following a new labor union deal.
Resorts World says more than 10 million people have visited the casino in the first year of operation.
Resorts World is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. Parking is available for $5 in its garages or free with Genting Rewards membership card. Valet parking is $10.
Women and minorities make up 90% of the entire resort's staff.
In 2013, Resorts World began offering free buses between Manhattan and the casino.
Resorts World Casino New York City is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Malaysia Berhad ("Genting"), a member of the Genting Group, which has a 20-year track record of investing in the United States. Genting is based in Malaysia and was the original investor in Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.
Genting is a member of the Genting Group, the world's largest Destination Resort operator with Resorts World branded properties in Malaysia, Singapore, Manila and New York City. In addition to Destination Resorts, the Genting Group has global investments in plantations, power generation, oil and gas, real estate, cruise, leisure and other industries.
The Genting Group has five public companies listed on the stock exchanges of Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, with a combined market capitalization of US$45 billion and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide.
Updated January 10, 2014