By Michelle Cohen, Wed, February 1, 2023
Rendering of Freedom Plaza. Credit: Soloviev Group.
As the competition for three New York City casino licenses heats up, the latest contender, Soloviev Group, announced this week a partnership with Mohegan in a plan that would include a partially subterranean casino anchoring a Midtown entertainment district near the United Nations headquarters. In addition to the casino, the mixed-use development known as Freedom Plaza would include a hotel, two residential towers, green space, a performance venue, a giant Ferris wheel, and–because nothing says “democracy” like a casino and a Ferris wheel–a museum dedicated to democracy.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, January 25, 2023
Renderings courtesy of Hudson’s Bay Company
Last week, plans to build a casino atop Saks Fifth Avenue in Midtown were released. Hudson’s Bay Company announced it would pursue a gaming license in order to convert the upper floors of the flagship store at 611 Fifth Avenue into a casino. New conceptual renderings of the casino, first spotted by the New York Post, reveal a red carpet-lined entrance, lavish interiors, and a rooftop space that overlooks Rockefeller Center.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Tue, January 17, 2023
Image courtesy of Warren LeMay on Flickr
The owner of one of the world’s most iconic department stores wants to open a casino at its iconic New York City flagship. Hudson’s Bay Company, the owner of the Saks Fifth Avenue, announced last week it would pursue a gaming license to convert the top three floors of its store at 611 Fifth Avenue into a casino, as first reported by the New York Times.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, October 20, 2022
Photo by Andrae Ricketts on Unsplash
New York City’s bustling entertainment hub may soon welcome a casino. Developer SL Green and Caesars Entertainment on Thursday announced plans to pursue a gaming license for a potential Caesars Palace casino in the heart of Times Square at 1515 Broadway, a 54-story office building. The bid comes after the state legislature in April approved up to three casinos to open in the New York City area.
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