Hard Rock Applies for New York Casino License

On Tuesday, Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen said the company plans to establish a gaming facility in or near New York City. The international gaming, entertainment, and hospitality company, owned by the Florida-based Seminole Indian Tribe, will express its interest in the New York City government before closing on December 10, 2021.

Currently, the state of New York must award up to three casino licenses to operators in downstate areas that also include New York City. Given the popularity and economic condition of the city, it has become a desirable casino location for many game operators. But it remains to be seen when the New York State Legislature will begin issuing licenses.

Mr Allen made the news while speaking at the East Coast Games in Atlantic City this week. The chairman explained that Hard Rock has been eyeing such projects since the permit was announced back in 2013. He also added that the company had not abandoned its 2015 plan to build a casino at Meadowland Racecourse outside New York.

The chairman says the company is still invested in both projects and will be happy to operate in both markets if the plan materializes. The company needed permission from New Jersey voters to start working for casinos in Meadowland. However, in 2016, the plan was rejected because casinos were only permitted in Atlantic City.

Furthermore, Allen believes casinos in New York and New Jersey will be a viable option for the company because they can allow for diversity, and says the market is big enough because only four of the seven casino licenses currently licensed are occupied by casinos that are not short.

Last week, the New York State Gaming Commission relaunched its call for expressing interest in the remaining non-tribal licenses, mentioning three commercial casino licenses, but Hard Rock will face fierce competition while applying, as other high-profile gaming industry players have also expressed interest.

As already mentioned, there has been tremendous interest in the remaining three commercial casino licenses in upstate New York. One of the candidates is Resort World Casino New York, as the company’s management seeks full-fledged casino licenses. Queens community groups have also expressed support for the property to be licensed as it will be expanded, and will provide new and important jobs for local residents.

The New York Federation of Trade Unions, known as “A Sure Bet for New York’s Future,” also voted on who should get the license, and the choice is the Empire City Casino. According to the union, converting real estate into a full casino would have a beneficial impact on the local economy, as it provides the state with more work and additional income.

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