Get ready to get your game on. On Monday evening, May 24, Town of Newburgh board members unanimously approved the first electronic video gaming casino in New York State to be located in the Newburgh Mall. It is the first—but certainly not the last—of VLT parlors to come to the Empire State.
Situated at the crossroad of Interstates 87 and 84 on Route 300, the 388,000 square foot Newburgh Mall has fallen on hard times over the past several years, losing Bon Ton, one of its two major anchors, and more than 25 percent of its smaller tenants. That will change now that the agreement between Monticello Raceway and Resorts World Catskills was unanimously approved, allowing Resorts World to move its 1,300 video lottery terminals from Sullivan County’s harness racing track to Newburgh. Resorts World’s signature restaurant/entertainment venue, Bar 360, will also be part of the new gaming parlor’s offerings.