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This Oct. 28, 2011 file photo shows the front entrance of the Resorts World Casino on the day of its official opening as New York City's first casino at the Aqueduct Racetrack, in Jamaica in the Queens borough of New York. A Malaysian company’s plan to build a $4 billion convention center and big-time casino at Aqueduct could be the biggest shot fired yet in a tourism arms race that has seen a growing number of Eastern states embrace gambling as a way to lure visitors and drum up revenue.

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Casino plans sprout in US as states seek revenue

A Malaysian company’s plan to build a $4 billion convention center and big-time casino on the outskirts of New York City could be the biggest shot fired yet in a tourism arms race that has seen a growing number of Eastern states embrace gambling as a way to lure visitors and drum up revenue.

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