IGT to provide Resorts World Catskills with systems, technology

Oct 13, 2017 9:06 AM

International Game Technology (IGT), following an extensive evaluation process, has been designated to provide Resorts World Catskills with IGT Advantage systems, the leading floor share of electronic gaming machines, and IGT Cardless Connect technology, which will enable loyalty program access and cashless transfer of funds through players' mobile devices.

"In partnering with IGT, we are able to provide our customers with unique gaming technology and features that will differentiate Resorts World Catskills from the competition," said Ryan Eller, Operating Company President & CEO of the soon-to-open casino resort.

Originally named Montreign Casino, the now Resorts World Catskills was awarded its casino license from the New York Gaming Facility Location Board on December 17, 2014.

The owners are Empire Resorts, which owns Monticello Raceway, and EPR, a real estate investment trust company. They have partnered to build the $750 million resort at the old Concord Resort site in Kiamesha Lake, New York.

The Concord Resort Hotel was an iconic resort in the Borscht Belt sector of the Catskills, known for its large resort industry in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. It was the largest and one of the most popular resorts in the region until closing in 1998. In its heyday, there were over 1,500 guest rooms and a dining room that sat 3,000. The resort encompassed some 2,000 acres and served as a summer getaway primarily to Jewish vacationers from the New York City area.