New York’s Saratoga Casino Hotel has outlined a “major capital investment project,” which is to see the property invest approximately $8m to deliver a variety of upgrades.

Adding a number of new amenities to deliver an improved guest experience, it follows the grand opening of the establishments new outdoor gaming terrace last month.

The most notable renovation set to be delivered is a new sports bar to the gaming floor, alongside a new VIP lounge, upgraded high-limit slot area and self-service beverage stations, as well as new carpet, finishes, lighting fixtures, upgraded sound system, and 50 multimedia screens throughout the casino.

Work is scheduled to be undertaken in segments to minimise disruption for patrons, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Alex Tucker, general manager of Saratoga Casino Hotel, commented: “With the exception of our hotel, these renovations will undoubtedly be the most transformational project in our property’s history.

“We’re confident that when everything is in place, our guests will recognise the significant strides and improvements we’re making to enhance their visits to Saratoga Casino Hotel.”

Construction of the new VIP lounge will see select players gain access to an area complete with complimentary drinks and food and fully equipped with private seating areas, couches, a TV and gas fireplace, with a fully revamped high-limit slot area to be established nearby.

Furthermore, Saratoga’s sports bar, lauded as “an integral component” of the project, is to be elevated above the 40,000 square foot casino floor and offer seating for 75 guests.

The bar will feature two-tiers of 360-degree multimedia screens, as well as taps for over 20 craft and domestic beers and an a la carte menu offering high-end gastropub fare.

“A project of this magnitude would not be possible without the collaboration and guidance of our governing agencies,” added Tucker. “We applaud both OGS and the New York State Gaming Commission for their commitment and partnerships throughout this entire planning process.”