NEW YORK CITY (CNN) -- The inaugural year is in the books for casino gambling in New York City. The casino operators appear to have hit the jackpot. However, they are not cashing in their chips just yet with more areas to conquer.
One year after the first-ever casino opened in New York City, the joint is jumping! Resorts World Casino has taken in more slot machine revenue than any other casino in America -- $700 million in 14 months!
The casino is owned by the Genting Group out of Malaysia -- the largest gambling operator in England and Southeast Asia.
A free shuttle by the casino picks up casino-goers at nearby transit hubs. The bus represents a gambling migration. New Yorkers no longer trek a few hours out of town to Atlantic City and Connecticut casinos.
"It's much more convenient and I don't have the tolls and I don't have all that driving," one casino-goer said.
Resorts World will take New York, but still wants the world!
"We want to attract people from other places. We want New Yorkers to stay home if they want entertainment, but we want to build a resort, an experience that's global,"
Resorts World doesn't have it all yet when it comes to table games. Machines, not humans spin the roulette wheel and roll the dice. Voters may get a chance to change those gambling rules in the future.
After a huge first year, Resorts World Casino in New York is bringing in the New Year with a bang. It has some special events planned to ring in 2013.