CBS2 Exclusive: Casino Resort Rises In The Catskills


THE MAN WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AROUND 8:30 AND THE POWER AND TRAIN SERVICE WERE RESTORED MINUTES LATER. AFTER YEARS OF FALSE STARTS AND BROKEN PROMISES, A CASINO RESORT IS FINALLY RISING IN THE CATSKILLS 90 MILES AWAY FROM MIDTOWN. IT WAS APPROVED BY VOTERS IN 2013 AND OPENED FOR BUSINESS IN EXACTLY 200 DAYS. TONIGHT, WE HAVE YOUR FIRST LOOK INSIDE THE $1.4 BILLION PROJECT. TONY AIELLO GOT AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR. Reporter: ROUTE 17 IN SULLIVAN COUNTY RIGHT OFF EXIT 106 A TWO-MILE DRIVE THROUGH A FOREST TAKES YOU TO THE SITE OF THIS, THE DEVELOPMENT MANY IN THIS ECONOMICALLY STRUGGLING REGION THOUGHT THEY WOULD NEVER SEE AM. EVERY WEEK I GO DOWN THERE JUST AMAZED HOW THIS IS HAPPENING. Reporter: CBS 2 THE FIRST TV STATION TO GO INSIDE THE NEW RESORTS WORLD CATSKILLS CASINO. THIS MASSIVE SPACE WILL HOLD 2,000 SLOT MACHINES AND 130 DEALER TABLE GAMES. IT’S FIRST AND FOREMOST AN INTEGRATED RESORT. Reporter: FOR TWO YEARS ON PROPERTY THAT ONCE BELONGED TO THE OLD CONCORD RESORT, 600 WORKERS HAVE WORKED 6 DAYS A WEEK BUILDING AN 18-STORY HOTEL ON TOP OF 100,000-SQUARE- FOOT CASINO. THERE’S SOMETHING VERY UNUSUAL FOR A CASINO ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS FACILITY. THAT’S CORRECT. IT’S WINDOWS. YOU JUST DON’T SEE WINDOWS IN CASINOS. YOU’RE LITERALLY LOOKING INTO THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. Reporter: THE VIEWS FROM THE PENTHOUSE FLOOR EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE. THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BUILDING THIS TALL IN SULLIVAN COUNTY SO THESE ARE VIEWS NO ONE HAS EVER HAD. IT’S A FIRST. Reporter: DOWN BY THE ENTRANCE, YOU CAN SEE A MASSIVE FOUNTAIN TAKING SHAPE. INSIDE, UNDER A HUGE SKYLIGHT, TWO INDOOR POOLS AND SPECIAL SUITES FOR HIGH ROLLERS. THESE ARE ROOMS THAT HAVE BALCONIES ON THAT SIDE AND PRIVATE PLUNGE POOLS HERE. Reporter: STEPS FROM THE CASINO FLOOR, A 27,000-SQUARE- FOOT EVENT CENTER. RESORTS WORLD IS ALSO REBUILDING THE CONCORDE MONSTER GOLF COURSE AND CREATING A HUGE INDOOR WATERPARK. STAFFING IT ALL WILL REQUIRE 2200 NEW EMPLOYEES. THESE ARE GREAT POSITIONS, FULLY LOADED BENEFITS. Reporter: THE DOORS OPEN MARCH 1. IN SULLIVAN COUNTY, TONY AIELLO, CBS 2 NEWS. IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THOSE JOBS, THE CASINO RESORT WILL MEAN TAX REVENUE FOR NEW YORK

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8 thoughts on “CBS2 Exclusive: Casino Resort Rises In The Catskills

  1. Why not make it into a library or school? No let’s make a place for dumb people to get drunk and gamble away their hard earned money.

  2. My mom used to go to stay at the Concorde on vacation many many years ago!
    But sadly…
    Yet another casino built in the middle of beautiful countryside destroying the view.

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