Well for one, the place is beautiful, it’s inviting and it’s close to home. Resorts World indicated that it paid $40 million in taxes in May, and since October $252 million. What a great tax generator for us – and we don’t even have to share it with New Jersey.
A convention center would make a world of difference there. If Genting (the developers of Resorts World) was able to be so successful with the gaming, then what’s the problem going forward with a center?
The recent announcement of the lack of the ability to come to an agreement to build a convention center there was a bit disappointing. But we sense a bit of gamesmanship on the part of Governor Andrew Cuomo to get Genting to come to the table with more for the state.
That’s okay, but let’s get down to business soon.