Every square foot of a land based casino is used wisely these days, for the one main asset any such venues has is its gaming floor. With the gambling revenue turnover and ultimately profit down to the design and layout of a casino, you rarely if ever see any wasted space.
However, in the last month or so two casinos in Upstate New York approached the New York State Gaming Commission with a request to reduce the number of slot machines on their gaming floors which was granted.
Those casinos were the Resorts World Catskills which ended up reducing the number of slot machines they operate on their casino floor by a huge 26%, and Tioga Downs which reduced their slot machine estate by 5.3%.
Well, a third casino has now stepped forth and asked the NYSGC to allow them to reduce the number of slot machines on their gaming floor, and that venue is the Del Lago Resort and Casino which is located over in Tyre, Seneca County.
As a result they are going to be cutting their current 1,950 slot machines down to just 1,650, which works out as a reduction of some 15%. They are also going to cut back on the number of table games they operate on their gaming floor from 80 to 66.
The only other casino operating in the area, that being the Rivers Casino and Resort, has so far not requested any changes regarding the number of slots or table games they operate.
Whilst industry experts are suggesting those changes are being requested due to a downturn in customers and gambling revenue, the powers that be at each venue are letting it be known that they are simply freeing up space on their gaming floors to allow for sportsbooks to take up those now vacated areas if and when sports betting is legalized in the state.
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