Proposed New York City Casino to Have Cryptocurrency Trading Floor
A former board member of the Las Vegas Sands Corp is anticipated to make a pitch for a $3 billion casino in New York City with features that would be completely unique to the house.
According to a report from Markets Insider, Jason Ader is submitting a proposal to develop a casino in Manhattan that would function a trading floor for cryptocurrencies. He plans to submit the notion to New York gaming regulators Friday, which is the deadline for applications to be submitted.
Regulators in the Empire State will eventually award licenses for three downstate casinos. Lawmakers from Manhattan produced it abundantly clear that they are not interested in enabling a firm to break ground on a casino in the borough, so Ader is also thinking about creating the property in Lengthy Island or in a neighboring borough.
The home is slated to be called “Mirai” which is Japanese for “future.” Along with a initial-of-its-kind crypto trading floor, the casino will have an esports arena, a venue for live events, and a “landing pad for flying cars.”
Cryptocurrencies are typically traded on on-line exchanges. In contrast to Wall Street, there is no official trading floor for these assets. Although placing a trading floor in a casino offers trading much more of a gambling connotation, the mindset in between trading and poker is comparable.
There are a plethora of high-stakes poker players that come from a trading background and lots of former poker pros that left the game to go trade full time. There have been just as numerous, if not a lot more, poker players that have benefitted from the rapid price appreciation in the cryptocurrency space as nicely.
Ader’s hope of owning a New York City casino will not be an simple dream to attain. At the start of November, it was reported that there were six key casino organizations vying for the 3 accessible licenses. Challenging Rock International, Wynn Resorts, Bally’s, Las Vegas Sands, Genting, and MGM Resorts all have plans to submit a proposal as properly.
New York authorized the creation of seven nontribal casino licenses in 2013, producing a commercial casino marketplace for the very first time in state history. Four were currently awarded to upstate casinos and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo put a moratorium on downstate gaming until 2023, to give the upstate properties a opportunity to get on their feet and construct a business.
With just 13 months prior to that moratorium expires, regulators are beginning the licensing approach so that downstate casinos can launch as quickly as feasible.