Jay-Z, Rock Nation Join Caesars Times Square Casino Bid
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment agency has agreed a deal with SL Green and Caesars Entertainment to develop a gaming facility in Times Square.
Caesars and SL Green recently announced that they had applied for a gaming license for the newly acquired 1515 Broadway. The partnership plan to develop a theater and gaming facility. This would be the first casino in Times Square.
Speaking of the new partnership with Caesars and SL Green, Roc Nation owner Jay-Z said:
- “New York is a beacon, the epicentre of culture. We have the opportunity to create a destination at the heart of Times Square, the true crossroads of the world. My partnership with SL Green and Caesars, this coalition, has all the promise and commitment to economic opportunity, growth and enrichment for the community, and everyone who visits the Empire State.”
Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, added:
- “We are thrilled to have Roc Nation and Jay-Z join our partnership to bring Caesars Palace to Times Square. They are one of the most pioneering entertainment groups in the world, with New York embedded in their DNA.
Times Square has been the heartbeat of American Entertainment for over a century. Through our shared vision, we will build a world-class destination specifically designed to complement and elevate today’s Times Square experience, ensuring it remains a magnet for visitors and a hub of creativity for years to come.”
Marc Holliday, Chair & CEO of SL Green, concluded:
- “There’s no better partner than Jay-Z and Roc Nation to help Caesars Palace Times Square ensure that Times Square remains a global entertainment hub and an economic engine for New York.
Together, we will bring the nearly 130m annual pedestrians a stronger and more exciting Times Square to visit, reunifying the bow tie around a new set of innovative programming that will appeal to New Yorkers and tourists.”