How Resorts World Catskills casino hopes to reopen amid COVID-19 Daniel Axelrod, Times Herald-Record · July 31, 2020 at 7:44 am Inconspicuous thermal imaging machines at entrances to measure body temperatures, medical-grade air filters and ultrasonic cleaning technology. It’s all for the Resorts World Catskills casino, not for a hospital or an airport. The casino’s operators gave tours Thursday to local leaders and the press, showcasing the measures they’re taking to convince New York’s government the casino in Sullivan County is safe to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Casino leaders sent the 21-point reopening plan to the state Gaming Commission in early July. Like other businesses, from malls to gyms, that remain closed, New York’s casinos are awaiting state guidance on the timing and terms to reopen.