Here's the (Maybe Possible) Queens Vegas 'Racino' at Aqueduct - NBC New York

Here's the (Maybe Possible) Queens Vegas 'Racino' at Aqueduct



    Here's the (Maybe Possible) Queens Vegas 'Racino' at Aqueduct

    Yesterday brought news that one of the three outlandish ambitious proposals to turn Aqueduct Racetrack into a mini-Vegas had been selected. Today, we have a rendering of what it might look like. (If it ever happens, which is not something to put a lot of money on at OTB if it was taking bets on it.) The Vegas-style slot machine parlor would be a 330,000-square-foot "racino" with 4,500 video slot machines developed by Delaware North of Buffalo. You want food with your gambling high? They'd have a 25,000-square-foot buffet with seating for 600 people. Want red meat, linguini and/or General Tso's Chicken while you put quarters into those suckers? There would also be a steakhouse and Italian and Asian restaurants. The plan is to draw 20,000 people a day to eastern Queens and generate $1 million a day in revenue for the state. And, what would it be without a bar and entertainment venue? We've got those too. The developer says it'll also build a "world-class, four-star conference center and hotel facility." Secret sources in the World of Trump say that The Donald's hair flattened out at the news.
    · A little bit of Vegas in Queens with proposed racino at Aqueduct [NYDN]
    · Queens Casino Picked, But Don't Save Your Quarters Just Yet [Curbed]
    · Paterson names Delaware North to run Aqueduct racino [Thoroughbred Times]

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