Company joins the campaign to raise awareness
MONTICELLO, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 27, 2018--
Empire Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM:NYNY) (“Empire” and, together with its
subsidiaries, the “Company”) joins the grassroots campaign, Problem
Gambling Awareness Month (“PGAM”), in an effort to raise awareness of
problem gambling. PGAM, spearheaded by the National Council on Problem
Gambling (“NCPG”), highlights problem gambling prevention, education,
treatment and research.
Demonstrating its commitment to responsible gaming, during orientation
and annually during PGAM, employees of the Company receive responsible
gaming training in accordance with the employee training program
developed by the New York Council on Problem Gambling (“NYCPG”).
Specific staff receive in-depth Responsible Gambling Ambassador Training
also developed by the NYCPG.
During PGAM the Company distributes red bracelets to its employees
featuring the telephone number for the New York State HOPEline,
877-8-HOPENY, which is available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year,
offering help and hope for alcoholism, drug abuse and problem gambling,
and Company employees participate in games designed to reinforce
employee awareness of the Company’s Compulsive and Problem Gambling Plan
which addresses responsible gaming and the prohibition of gambling by
individuals who are underage and those who are on the State’s
self-exclusion and exclusion lists. Further, as part of its ongoing
commitment to the local community, the Company worked with community
leaders in Sullivan County, NY, to pass a resolution that recognizes
“As a responsible member of the gaming industry, we are committed to
educating our employees and guests on responsible gaming,” said Nanette
Horner, Empire’s Executive Vice President, Chief Counsel and Chief
Compliance Officer and Chair of the Company’s Responsible Gaming
Committee. “Responsible gaming is everyone’s responsibility. We are
pleased to participate in PGAM to raise awareness about problem gambling
and highlight the available resources for problem gamblers and their
friends and family.”
“Empire’s commitment to responsible gaming is evident through its
membership in NCPG and as a sponsor of NCPG’s annual conferences,” said
Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG. “Nan is in her second term as a
member of NCPG’s Board of Directors, sits on several NCPG committees and
has been a speaker at numerous NCPG conferences, so I am confident that
Empire not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.”
PGAM activities are intended to increase public awareness of problem
gambling education and prevention and the availability of treatment and
For more information on PGAM, please visit https://www.ncpgambling.org/programs-resources/programs/pgam.
If you or someone you know needs help, help is available. Call
1-877-8-HOPENY or Text HOPENY (467369).
About the Company
Empire Resorts, Inc. (“Empire,” and, together with its subsidiaries, the
“Company,” “our” or “we”) was organized as a Delaware corporation on
March 19, 1993, and since that time has served as a holding company for
various subsidiaries engaged in the hospitality and gaming industries.
Our indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Montreign Operating Company, LLC,
doing business as Resorts World Catskills, owns and operates Resorts
World Catskills, a casino resort which is located in Sullivan County,
New York approximately 90 miles from New York City. Resorts World
Catskills opened its doors to the public on February 8th,
2018. When fully complete, Resorts World will include an 18-story hotel
and a casino and entertainment complex with approximately 100,000 square
feet of casino floor, featuring more than 150 live Las-Vegas style table
games, 2,150 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room and private
gaming salons; more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences,
including fine dining, and an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity
chef Scott Conant; and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat
event center, casino bars, restaurants and lounges. The hotel amenities
will feature 332 all-suite luxury rooms, which include 12 penthouse
suites, garden suites and seven two-story villas, two indoor pools, a
spa and fitness center.
Through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Monticello Raceway Management, Inc.
("MRMI"), we own and operate Monticello Casino and Raceway, a video
gaming machine ("VGM") and harness horseracing facility which is located
in Monticello, New York. Monticello Casino and Raceway features 1,110
VGMs on a 45,000-square foot gaming floor with a separate high stakes
VGM area. Monticello Casino and Raceway also has three dining options
which include a food court, restaurant and sports bar.
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