Resorts World Casino New York City is owned by the Genting Group, the world’s largest destination casino resort operator. The Genting Group has a combined market capitalization of $40 billion and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide at locations including Singapore, London and soon Las Vegas. Located at the historic Aqueduct Racetrack, Resorts World Casino New York City opened in October 2011 and now boasts more than 5,000 slot and table game machines.
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack is owned by Delaware North Companies, a Buffalo, NY-based global leader in hospitality and food service. Owned by the Jacobs family, Delaware North is one of the largest privately owned corporations in America with more than $2 billion in annual revenue and 55,000 employees. Delaware North operates gaming and racing facilities in six other states across the country. Opened in February 2004, the facility has nearly 1,550 video gaming machines.
Monticello Casino & Raceway is owned by Empire Resorts, a publicly traded gaming and entertainment company. The track has been harness racing since 1958, and the casino opened its doors in June 2004. The facility boasts more than 1,100 slots and has already hosted more than 5.5 million visitors. In January 2013, the town of Thompson approved a multiphase development plan that would see Monticello Casino & Raceway move to the famed Concord Resort site in the Catskills.
Managed by Delaware North Companies, Hamburg Gaming at Buffalo Raceway traces its origins as a harness racing track to 1942. Located on the Erie County Fairgrounds, it opened in March 2004 and has more than 940 video gaming machines. Buffalo Raceway became a harness racing fixture with the start of the 1960s and was considered one of the top ten tracks in America. The New York Sires Stakes, a series of statewide two- and three-year races for New York-bred horses, made their debut at the raceway in 1961. This stake series remains a part of the current raceway program.
Yonkers Raceway was founded in 1899, with famous thoroughbreds including Seabiscuit gracing the track over the years. The fabled Rooney family acquired Yonkers Raceway in 1972, and in October 2006, they opened Empire City Casino, adding to their East Coast gaming operations. The facility now offers 5,300 slot and table game machines, live entertainment and trackside dining.
Batavia Downs is the oldest lighted harness track in North America, opening in 1940. Owned and operated by Western Regional Off Track Betting Corporation, Batavia Downs opened its gaming facility doors in May of 2005 and offers more than 785 gaming machines to choose from. The facility also includes three great restaurants for patrons.
Owned by Nichols, NY-based American Racing and Entertainment, LLC, and located in the heart of the Southern Tier, Tioga Downs Casino offers live entertainment and dining in addition to gaming. The track has been in operation since the 1970s, and since Tioga Downs Casino opened its doors in July 2006, it has grown to include more than 800 slot and table game machines.
Saratoga Casino Hotel traces its history back to 1941, when the first harness racing program was run. In January 2004, Saratoga Casino Hotel became the first of NYGA’s members to open its doors and now boasts more than 1,800 slot and table game machines. Recently the company purchased a casino in Colorado. It also operates a thoroughbred track in Kentucky.
Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel, also owned by American Racing and Entertainment, LLC, opened in October 2006 and now has more than 760 slot and table game machines. Set in idyllic farm country, the hotel’s 150 suites feature trackside rooms with stunning views. A recent facilities expansion resulted in the creation of a 15,000 sq. ft. banquet room capacity that includes an outdoor Roof Top Terrace that overlooks the racetrack and surrounding countryside.