Resorts World Catskills has revealed its new updated poker room, currently open for players ahead of an official ribbon cutting ceremony that is set to be held later this month.

The newest and closest integrated casino resort to Manhattan has showcased its new 7.000-square foot offering, lauded as “the largest among the commercial casinos in New York State”.

Open 24 hours a day, the new entity includes 20 tables and 180 seats, and offers players a host of amenities, including an in-room cashier, complimentary beverage service, USB charging ports at every seat, with games offered including Texas hold’em (limit and no limit), Omaha (hi-lo and pot-limit), and seven card stud.

Official opening comes on Tuesday 20 August ahead of the hosting of its first large tournament, a $300 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed mega stack poker tournament, taking place August 20-25.

In addition to its poker room, Resorts World Catskills features more than 100,000 square foot of gaming with 1,600 slot machines, more than 150 live table games, a high limit gaming area and private gaming salons.

“We are committed to providing our guests with the region’s most extensive, exciting luxury experiences and our new poker room is the best in its class and a perfect example of this commitment,” commented Kevin Kline, chief operating officer and general manager of Resorts World Catskills

“We are confident that this new poker room, with a new convenient location and an array of updated offerings and amenities, will solidify Resorts World Catskills as the region’s premier casino resort destination.”

Last month Kien Huat, the family trust controlled by Genting chairman KT Lim, has outlined its intention to take Resorts World Catskills private, after filing paperwork outlining intent to acquire the remaining unaffiliated shares of Empire Resorts.

The special committee of the property’s board of directors has confirmed the receipt of a letter from its controlling stakeholder, as the gaming magnate, who currently owns 86 per cent of the organisation, stresses a strong belief that this will ensure a “bright future” for the entity.