Resorts World Catskills Awards $1 Million to Marlyn Landicho, Astoria, Queens, Resident In “Imagine a Million” Grand Prize Giveaway

Casino resort concludes summer of winning as Marlyn Landicho hits it big in final drawing of luxurious summer promotion; four others share $30,000 in prizes culminating in more than $2.7 Million awarded since July

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (Sept. 16) – Resorts World Catskills, New York’s newest and closest integrated commercial casino resort to Manhattan, announced today that Marlyn Landicho of Astoria, Queens is the winner of its $1 million grand prize after being selected in Saturday’s nail-biting final drawing that included five finalists. Landicho was the lucky winner and prevailed over the other four final contestants in the culmination of the three-month “Imagine a Million” promotion at the premier gaming destination. In addition to the $1 million, the final drawing included the following single prizes to the other finalists:

  • $10,000 in cash (Brian Pekera of Highland Mills, NY)
  • $10,000 in free play (Dimitrija Noceski of Clifton, NJ)
  • $5,000 in cash (Michael Lessing, of Wurtsboro, NY)
  • $5,000 in free play (William Brenner of Newburgh, NY)

“Congratulations to Marlyn on winning the grand prize of $1 million in the thrilling conclusion to our wildly successful ‘Imagine a Million’ promotion,” said Jennifer Anthony, Vice President of Marketing of Resorts World Catskills. “Additionally, congratulations to our four other winners in the grand prize round. We’re excited to have been able to bring these truly unique, one-of-a-kind opportunities to win luxurious experiences and prizes as part of our ‘Imagine a Million’ promotion to our guests this summer.”

Throughout the course of its first major multi-month promotion, Resorts World Catskills has given away over $2.7 Million in prizes. The “Imagine a Million” promotion provided guests chances to win their share of millions of dollars in prizes each day they played and additional luxurious VIP packages, including a 7-night cruise, VIP treatment at a New York professional football or baseball game, an exclusive Monticello Motor Club driving experience, and a personal dining experience with celebrity chef Scott Conant.

Since its Grand Opening in May, Resorts World Catskills has upped its promotional ante, giving away more than $20 Million in prizes, including Harley Davidson Motorcycles, a Bayliner Boat, a shopping spree at Woodbury Commons, and luxurious VIP packages.

“It has been quite an exciting summer and we want to applaud all of our summer promotion winners,” continued Anthony. “Our team has filled the summer with promotions, tournaments, special events and entertainment, but it doesn’t stop there. We’re committed to providing our guests with unique VIP experiences and look forward to rolling out additional promotions with luxury amenities and prizes.”

Resorts World Catskills is an all-season, integrated resort destination that features more than 100,000 square feet of Las Vegas-style gaming including 2,150 slot machines and more than 150 live table games. In addition to its expansive gaming area, the casino resort also includes 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, a 332 all-suite hotel, which includes 27 premium accommodations consisting of garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas, the Crystal Life Spa, two fitness centers, and the 2,500 seat RW Epicenter. The exclusive Palace High Limit gaming area is designed for top-tier players and features private gaming salons and a VIP lounge. Valet and free surface and garage parking are available.

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About Resorts World Catskills
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel and a casino and entertainment complex featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 2,150 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons. The casino resort destination also offers more than 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. Upon completion, the hotel will feature 332 luxury suites, including 27 premium accommodations consisting of garden suites, penthouse suites and two-story villas. Additional hotel amenities include the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers. 

The destination resort in which Resorts World Catskills is located will also include an entertainment project providing additional entertainment, food and accommodations. In 2019, a Rees Jones-redesigned golf course and The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark will also be added to this destination resort.

Resorts World Catskills
Charles A. Degliomini, 845-428-7200
Executive Vice President
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