Upstate New York Casino Facing Possible Bankruptcy


New York’s biggest upstate gambling enterprise is on the verge of bankruptcy after a couple of years of procedure with the lack of ability to profit.

Resorts World Catskills reported a $36 million loss last quarter as well as is seriously considering relying on bankruptcy to rectify financial obligation on the $1 billion casino site in Monticello, according to a report from the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Its parent firm, Empire Resorts, is a publicly-traded company, but its largest shareholder is Genting Group, an independently had Malaysian video gaming business. In a filing with the SEC last Friday, Empire Resorts disclosed that it obtained a proposal from Genting to get the entire casino site for $9.74 as well as take the falling short casino into its whole portfolio, that includes a racino in Queens.

“We’re in a unique position where we can assist with the management of Resorts World Catskills through our Resorts World New York property at a low cost,” Ed Farrell, president of Genting Americas, told the USA TODAY Network New York Wednesday. Resorts World New York is a racino in Queens.

The declaring likewise showed that with the end of June, the gambling enterprise acquired operating losses of $73.5 million. If it doesn’t take the handle Genting, or discover one more bargain, the various other option for Empire Resorts is to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which would permit them to bargain their financial obligations with their financial institutions.

“We are currently generating operating losses as the casino revenues have not exceeded the costs related to the casino since its opening in February 2018,” Empire Resorts said in the filing.

The casino site is dropping well short of its projected revenues for 2018. After projecting $300 million in revenue this year, it gets on speed to drop concerning $100 million timid of that mark.

The Genting Group remains in the process of completing construction on Resorts World Las Vegas. It gets on pace to open in late 2020 on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip.