New York Casino Prepares for February Opening

by Kyle Miller

del Lago Resort and CasinoResidents of New York await in anticipation as the new del Lago Resort & Casino prepares to open this February.

The wait is almost over. The state of New York has waited some time for the new del Lago Resort & Casino to open its doors and the wait has almost come to an end. The venue is set to open on the 1st of February, so officials are quickly working each day as the grand opening date draws near. From preparing the space to hiring new employees, the del Lago Resort is busy as they count down the days before they are officially ready for operations.

Opening Ceremonies

On the 1st of February, the del Lago Resort & Casino will officially open its doors to the public. At 10 in the morning, the venue will open their doors after a ribbon cutting and brief press conference takes place. Officials of the del Lago Resort & Casino along with local dignitaries will be on hand as the venue is open for business. The project cost around $440 million to complete and will see hundreds of visitors from around the state and region enjoying casino gaming as well as relaxing entertainment.

Visitors on opening day will be the first to play the 2,000 slot machines as well as hit the gaming tables, of which there are 85. Included in the mix of table games are 10 poker tables. The project has been able to stay within the time tables set and stay on budget to reach the February opening.

Del Lago Resort Executive Vice President and General Manager, Jeff Babinski, commented on the upcoming opening by stating that the first day of February will be a day that so many people in the Finger Lakes region have been waiting for. The venue is excited to officially announce their opening day and are ready to feature something for everyone, not just customers of the casino.

For the first time guests of the venue, visitors will be able to enjoy a world-class facility with warm and friendly customer service along with amazing food and an environment that has never been experienced before.

The facility includes a hotel with 205 guest rooms with a banquet facility and spa on site. The spa is set to open later on in the summer months. Officials of the venue should announce grand opening events as well as The Vine entertainment acts over the coming weeks.

Hiring Employees

To prepare for the opening, officials of the del Lago have been busy hiring new employees. When the casino opens, there facility should have as many as 1,500 employed. With the hotel, there should be an additional 200 to 300 people employed. The facility will actually be the largest employer in the area which will help to impact the Finger Lakes region for the better.

Because visitors will be in the area enjoying the casino and hotel, they will also venture out into the Finger Lakes area. This should help to boost local tourism and give an increase in revenues to local businesses. Several positions had to be filled throughout the facility including chefs, hotel desk staff, dealers, cocktail waiters and so much more.

While the del Lago is ready to open and there is many positive things to say about the venue, they did face opposition. The casino was subjected to several court cases due to tax breaks and being accused of taking away revenues from other gaming operations in the region but these lawsuits have been rejected by the court.

It seems the del Lago is ready to move forward and will be set to open in just a few weeks!