In New York, a recent news release from Supervisor William Rieber Jr confirms that a temporary conditional certificate of occupancy (TCO) was issued to Resorts World Catskills on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 by the Town of Thompson.

The certificate further confirms an earlier announcement by Empire Resorts, which owns the $1.5 billion project and is itself 88.7 percent owned by Kien Huat Realty Sdn Bhd of Genting Group, that the resort formerly known as Montreign Resort Casino at Adelaar would be ready for a mid-February opening rather than the previous opening date set for March 1st.

The Times Herald-Record reports that the certificate also enables the relocation of management offices and the on-premises training of employees.

Rieber reportedly stated in the release, “This issuance of a TCO is crucial to getting the casino ready for business on the projected opening date of February 16.”

According to the news agency, Rieber said that in order to prepare the TCO, staff members were on call until 12am.

The certificate will reportedly be expanded to include other areas of the resort as they are completed.

It was estimated by executives of Empire Resorts that a recent job fair held at the Ramada Rock Hill’s Sullivan Event Center saw approximately 1,000 individuals attend. Earlier reports indicate that as many as 2,220 employees will be needed when future areas of the property are completed.

Resorts World Catskills is one of four non-Native American casinos in Upstate New York awarded a license in December 2015, including del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo in the Finger Lakes, Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, and Tioga Downs Casino in the Southern Tier.

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