The New York State Gaming Commission approved on Tuesday the necessary regulations that would govern the operation of table games at the four Upstate casinos that are set to open doors in the next several years. Casinos in new york state.
The regulations adopted included rules and official terminology for popular table games like blackjack, roulette, poker, and craps, among others, and covered important operational details about how cards should be dealt and shuffled. The rules will come into force once published in the New York State Register.
Late in 2014, the state Gaming Facility Location Board recommended the construction of three hotel and casino resorts in the Schenectady, Catskills, and Finger Lakes regions in Upstate New York. As a result, the New York State Gaming Commission granted licenses to the developers that stood behind the projects for the above-mentioned three areas.
A fourth proposal by New York real estate developer Jeff Gural and the Tioga Downs racino in Southern Tier was first rejected by the Location Board and the state gambling regulator. Gathering quite a lot of support from Southern Tier officials and residents, the project was later on given the green light.
Tioga Downs currently features horse racing and slot machines. The venue is set to be expanded into a full-scale casino complex. Although it was the last one to be granted the necessary license for the operation of Las Vegas-style casino games, Tioga Downs will likely become the first commercial Upstate casino to open doors. Mr. Gural told local media that the expanded venue was gearing up for a November 16 opening. The businessman revealed that the place was “physically” ready as slot machines and table games had already been installed.
However, the gambling venue will not be allowed to open doors for visitors before the rules that were approved on Tuesday are published. In addition, Tioga Downs will need to obtain a final operations certificate and personnel licenses.
Montreign Resort Casino in Catskills, Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, and del Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes are the other three casino complexes to have been approved for Upstate New York. They will also feature Las Vegas-style casino gaming and numerous other non-gaming options to attract visitors from around the state and other parts of the nation.
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