Resorts World Catskills Casino to Open Feb. 8

Real Estate In-Depth | January 18, 2018

Rendering of Resorts World Catskills. Image from:

MONTICELLO—Resorts World Catskills announced on Jan. 17 plans to open the doors of its luxury casino resort to the public for the first time on February 8th.

The opening comes several weeks ahead of the March 1 opening date under the terms of the casino license, issued by the New York State Gaming Commission. The early opening date is subject to New York State regulatory approval.

Resorts World Catskills will officially open at 8 a.m., when the public will have the first opportunity to experience Las Vegas-style gaming with more than 150 live table games and 2,150 state-of-the-art slot machines, as well as a myriad of hospitality and nightlife options.

With gaming officially underway, the executive leadership team will join state and local dignitaries at a private ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by a ceremonial first roll of the dice.

Ryan Eller, president and CEO of Resorts World Catskills, said, “This opening, and making it happen ahead of schedule, is a reflection of our commitment, not only to our patrons and guests, but to becoming a positive contributor to the fabric of the Catskills region as a whole.”

Resorts World Catskills will feature extensive casino gaming options, first-class amenities and luxury accommodations. It is the cornerstone of a $1.2-billion project that will include the casino resort, a planned entertainment village, an indoor waterpark lodge, and an 18-hole Rees Jones designed golf course.

The Resorts World Catskills casino resort is expected to provide more than 1,400 jobs to the region.

Following its public opening, Resorts World Catskills plans to mark the 15-day Lunar New Year celebration with a series of festivities and events. A Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for May 2018. More information on events, and additional opportunities to experience Resorts World Catskills, will be released in the coming weeks, the developer states.