5. NYC’s Only Casino: Resorts World Casino in Ozone Park, Queens

Resorts World Casino has several firsts and only’s to its name. It’s the first legal casino in New York City (though the city was once plagued by illegal mafia-backed slot machines), and the only casino in the five boroughs. Resorts World, owned by a Malaysian conglomerate company, is located in the grandstand of the Aqueduct Racetrack, a thoroughbred racing site in Ozone Park, Queens not far from JFK Airport. In 2017, a $400 million expansion for the casino was announced which will add a 400-room hotel and four restaurants.