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Located in New York State, the Resorts World Catskills is a casino that opened early last month. The venue was welcomed to the community with open arms by gamblers who visited to enjoy everything the new facility had to offer. Despite opening last month, the Resorts World Catskills did not have an operational poker room. This past Monday, the venue opened their poker room officially, with gaming kicking off at 10 in the morning.

The poker room of the casino is 5,000 square feet in size and includes 19 gaming tables. Players have access to several amenities including USB charging ports at each table seat. The poker room will provide a plethora of gaming options, including stud, Omaha and Hold’em. Resorts World Catskills will also offer a bad beat jackpot promotion.

In a press release concerning the poker room opening, CEO and President of Resorts World Catskills, Ryan Eller, commented that the company is committed to providing guest with the new poker room being the ‘best in its class’ and a perfect example of the Resorts World Catskills commitment to providing an extensive, exciting, luxury experience to guests.

The poker room will be hosting tournaments eventually with plans for the option to be revealed later on this year. It will be interesting to see how well the poker room and the new casino performs as a whole, considering it is the fourth commercial casino to open in the state. A fifth will open later on this month and so far, the state has seen less than stellar earnings by way of casino revenues.

For 2017, the new gaming venues brought in $230 million less than what was projected. Once the totals of the Resorts World Catskills begin to roll in and the new venue opens, we will see just how short or how close the industry has come to meet estimated projections. The state is already home to several tribal casinos and racinos, so many worry about oversaturation of the gambling market.