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It’s late. You’re about to hop on the L and go home, but you see the red shuttle bus that provides free trips to the Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, Queens. The Red Express is empty. What are you waiting for? Get on that bus! You’re not that tired! Resorts World, a racino at Aqueduct Racetrack that became New York City’s first (legal) casino when it opened in late 2011, offers electronic versions of baccarat where robots do the dealing, as well as no-human iterations of craps, and roulette, and the ubiquitous slot machines. Speaking of machines, while you might initially question the absence of human dealers, the thrill of putting your dough on the line — and the occasional win — tends to dispel the weirdness. Now open from 10 a.m. till 6 a.m. for your gambling pleasure.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 15, 2014

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