Turning Stone Resort and Casino is taking a novel approach to sports betting with its New York Rec and Social Club, aiming to revolutionize the experience for patrons.
Unlike traditional sports lounges, the club combines elements of a sports lounge, gastropub, and nightlife venue, according to officials there.
The facility boasts 60 high-definition TVs, ensuring an immersive game-watching experience from any seat. Beyond conventional sports betting, the venue offers a variety of social games like pool and darts, alongside classic casino games such as blackjack and craps. With a full-scale restaurant and capacity to seat around 200 people on the first floor, along with space for private events on the second level, the club is designed to attract a diverse crowd, not just sports bettors and enthusiasts.
Turning Stone officials highlight the club’s potential to diversify the sports betting industry, which is predominantly male and white, according to a poll by Ipsos. By offering an array of activities and amenities, New York Rec and Social Club aims to appeal to a broader audience, including those who may not be traditional sports fans.
This approach, they believe, could lead to similar venues opening across the state, enhancing the overall sports betting landscape. Looking ahead, Turning Stone plans to expand the club’s offerings with outdoor seating in the spring, further elevating the sports betting experience for its patrons.
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