Wynn teams up with developer to design the first 'Las Vegas-style' casino in New York
Wynn Resorts and Related Companies are teaming up to build a casino in the western half of Hudson Yards. The first part of the mixed-use development opened in 2019. Governor Kathy Hochul supports the project. New York state lawmakers approved three full-service casinos for New Yorkers in April. Wynn's project is the first publicly announced proposal for one of these licenses.
The State Gaming Commission has until October 6 to create the Gaming Facility Location Board. The board will manage the application process. It will launch within 90 days of its formation. Two of the state's three casinos are expected to be located in New York City. New Yorkers are reluctant to accept a casino in Manhattan. Steve Cohen is said to have proposed a project for Citi Field in Willets Points.