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Jake’s 58 Casino Hotel breaks ground on $210 million expansion

13 May 2024

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Jake's 58 Hotel & Casino in Inlandia on Long Island broke ground 15 April 2024, on a massive, $210 million expansion project that will include doubling the number of slot machines and luxury amenities for patrons. Those throwing a ceremonial shovel of dirt to get this project off and running included Suffolk County Regional Off-Track Betting CEO Phil Boyle, newly elected Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine and Islandia Mayor Allan M. Dorman.

Jake’s 58, which is owned and operated by Suffolk County OTB, will add a three-story parking garage, as well as additional ground-level parking. The project will hire around 800 construction workers and provide 125 permanent jobs when construction is complete.

“One of the biggest complaints I hear from guests is the lack of parking,” said Boyle of the nearly tripling of parking spaces from 600 to 2,000. “I can’t tell you the number of times someone has said to me they drove around for fifteen minutes looking for a space and finally left because they couldn’t park. We’re adding enough parking spaces that no one will say that.”

To go with all that parking will be enough new machines to double the number of video terminals to 2,000. In addition to the 300,000-square foot expansion, the 210 rooms in the hotel will be renovated to state-of-the-art accommodations. The hotel renovations also will include a world-class spa, VIP area and a conference room. Jake’s, which currently has an acclaimed American bistro, will add upscale restaurants and pubs, a concert and entertainment space and a food court.

Much of the expansion will take place on an additional 10 acres adjacent to the casino. Visitors to Jake’s 58 will see very little disruption to gaming.

It is not just casino residents who will herald the coming of the new Jake’s 58. Islandia residents will see their property taxes disappear when the project is done. OTB has entered into an agreement with the Village of Islandia to increase its tax payments from $2.25 million to $4.25 million, making Jake’s one of only two casinos in New York State to provide enough funding to zero out tax payments for residents. This will cover 400-600 residents for the duration of the agreement, which runs through 2041.

The designers of the expansion project are bld Architecture in Patchogue. Ronkonkoma-based Aurora Contractors will be the builders. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2026.

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