Casino resort scheduled to open its doors to public on February 8th

Montreign Operating Company, LLC (“Montreign”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM:NYNY) (“Empire” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Company”) was today issued an operation certificate by the New York State Gaming Commission for its Resorts World Catskills casino resort.

This announcement comes ahead of Resorts World Catskills’ public opening on February 8th, several weeks ahead of schedule. Once complete, Resorts World Catskills, New York State’s largest integrated commercial casino resort will contain 100,000 square feet of Las Vegas-style gaming, including more than 150 table games and 2,150 slot machines, 10 varied culinary and nightlife options, a 2,500-seat event center and a 332-room all-suite hotel designed to meet 5-star and 5-diamond standards.

“Today marks a major milestone,” said Ryan Eller, President and CEO of Empire Resorts, Inc., “We’re looking forward to bringing something we believe is truly special to the people of New York State and the Catskill Region – a thriving resort destination that will become a beacon for both economic opportunity and excitement. We’re very thankful for all the hard work, dedication, and vision of so many that brought this to its fruition, including the contributions of over 3,000 union workers employed in the construction of this project.”

Resorts World Catskills will officially open on Thursday, February 8th at 8 a.m., when the public will have the first opportunity to experience the new casino resort. Following the public opening, a private ribbon-cutting ceremony will commence at 11 a.m.

Resorts World Catskills will leverage the internationally recognized Resorts World hospitality and casino brand, which includes integrated destination resorts located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Singapore, Bimini, Bahamas, Manila, Philippines, Birmingham, England, New York City, New York, and the newest property currently under construction in Las Vegas, Nevada.