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New York City slots parlor says it's country's highest grossing

By Brian Hallenbeck

Publication: theday.com

Published June 18. 2012 3:00PM   Updated June 18. 2012 3:11PM

Resorts World, the 8-month-old slots parlor at Aqueduct racetrack in New York City, has become the highest-grossing slots venue in the United States, the Queens destination announced Monday, citing figures for May.

Formally known as Resorts World Casino New York City, the facility posted gross gaming revenues, or “win,” of $57.5 million last month, eclipsing second-place Mohegan Sun’s $55.4 million. Win is the amount of slots wagers the casino keeps after paying out prizes. 

More than $40 million, or 70 percent, of Resorts World's monthly gaming revenues went to education, the horse racing industry and other state entities, Resorts World said in a press release. More than $25 million went into a state education fund.

The destination, which is owned by the Genting Group, “has surpassed the Las Vegas Strip, Pennsylvania, Atlantic City, Connecticut and all other locales to become the single largest gross slot gaming revenue and tax-generating gaming property in all the United States,” Resorts World said.

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