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Aqueduct Racino courting good food vendors

Residents going out for horseracing and gaming can also expect big winnings at the food court when Resorts World Casino opens the revamped Aqueduct Racino in South Ozone Park.

The casino developers revealed its full list of dining options, including two signature restaurants, an international buffet and a food court. The two signature restaurants – Genting Palace, which will serve Cantonese cuisine by Hong Kong chefs, and RW Prime, serving prime steaks and seafood – will both have 200-person seating capacities with private dining rooms available for large parties.

Mike Speller, president of Resorts World Casino New York, said that dining options do more than feed visitors – it also helps create a well-rounded experience that will keep the customers coming back.

“We want to give our customers a full-fledged experience,” said Speller. “Included in that experience will be state-of-the-art gaming, exciting entertainment and a wide variety of dining options that will appeal to all tastes.”

The wide variety includes a unique international buffet that is expected to be the primary dining outlet for the majority of guests during the facility’s peak hours. The buffet will seat 450 people and offer both local favorites and national brands. Already signed on to serve the public include Stage Deli, Wolfgang Puck Express, Queens Burgers, Good Friends Noodle House, Cups n’ Cones and Fiesta.

The facility will also offer two grab-and-go food stops – Midtown Express and Uptown Express – where customers can purchase quick food items.

The dining options at the currently under construction facility are all in line with Resorts World’s recently announced condensed opening schedule. The new schedule allows the casino to open its doors with 2,500 Video Lottery Terminals when the casino opens in late summer.

Once fully operational, the casino is expected to permanently employ more than 900 workers in the entertainment, hospitality, security and food-service fields – it will also provide $300 million in annual revenue for the state.

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