Upstate New York has just recently begun dabbling in the casino industry as a way to capitalize on the millions of tourists that come each year to check out the landscape’s seemingly endless natural beauty. As part of this step into the industry comes with it the opening of the del Lago Casino Resort. Officially known as the del Lago Resort & Casino, the near 100,000 square foot facility is set to open its doors in just a few days. The official grand opening is slated for Wednesday February 1st at 10:30AM.
Compared to what you might find in Las Vegas, the game offering at del Lago is quite small. But with more than 2,000 slot machines and plenty of other table games to take advantage of, it is not really lacking in any regard. There is plenty of room to expand the gambling floor as well.
Right now, some of the hottest games will be blackjack as well as a variety of poker games. In total, there are more than 75 tables for casino table games and more than ten poker tables. The expectation is that the selection of poker tables will expand as more tournaments and other similar events are introduced and ran on a regular basis. To start, however, there will be mostly cash games on offer.
As you might expect, not everyone who comes near the del Lago Casino & Resort is going to be looking to play casino games. For those people, there are plenty of other amenities to be taken advantage of. After all, being that the casino is a resort, there are more than 200 hotel rooms for lodging as well as a buffet of the finest quality.
The buffet isn’t your only dining option either, there is also another restaurant as well as a food court that has all the meal-types you have likely come to expect from a casino food court.
In addition to this, there is a concert venue with enough seating to hold in upwards of 2,500 people. The first show is set to take place this week and the tickets have been sold out for weeks. The acts that the new venue is attracting are well-known performers, too. This is likely a move by the casino’s marketing department to get as many people to check the new resort out.
As was mentioned previously, Upstate New York has only recently gotten involved with the casino industry. Another casino just opened its door in the beginning of December while Rivers Resort & Casino is set to open its doors in just over a week’s time. There are then 2 more casinos that are currently still being built and are expected to open their doors sometime next year. All in all, New York is making massive moves to open up its state to gamblers not only from the US but Canada as well. If all goes as planned, New York City will eventually see casinos of its own open up. For now, however, that is nothing more than wishful thinking. Getting casinos in the city is going to be a much tougher battle than it was to get casinos in the mountains.