Aqueduct slot facility takes in over a billion dollars in wagers

Aug 13, 2012 7:44 PM

A slot facility located at the Aqueduct racetrack in New York City has taken in more than a billion dollars in wagers during the month of July, according to officials.

The property, built and operated for the New York Racing Association by Malaysia’s Genting, registered $1.13 billion in wagering in July, developing net revenue of $59.75 million, an all-time high for the facility that opened last October.

The racino currently operates about 4,500 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) and about 500 electronic table games.

Genting hoped to convert the facility into a full-fledged casino but that proposal was shot down by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.