MONTICELLO, N.Y. -- Empire Resorts had a private “topping-off” ceremony as the final steel beam of its new Montreign Resort and Casino was put in place Thursday.
The ceremony marked a milestone for the project: the assembly of approximately 10,000 individual steel beams that form the external building structure.
During the event, hundreds of union construction workers and Empire executives signed the final 30-foot steel beam before it was put into place.
“In a very short period of time we have come a very long way” said Charles Degliomini, executive vice president of Empire. “Montreign Resort Casino is already an engine for economic growth in the region, and today shows the progress we’ve made so far in making the resort casino a reality. This is a significant milestone for our project, for Sullivan County and for the entire Hudson Valley.”
Situated in the pristine Catskills, the casino is poised to become one of the most comprehensive destination gaming resorts in the northeastern United States.
The venue will feature a 90,000-square-foot casino with 2,150 slot machines,102 table games and a poker room.
It also will have an 18-story hotel with 391 rooms, garden suites and villas, indoor pools, a spa and a fitness center. The complex also includes an entertainment village, a golf course, a water park and a nature trail.
Empire’s subsidiary, Monticello Raceway Management, owns and operates the Monticello Casino & Raceway, a harness racing track and casino in Monticello.
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