Omnicom's Mercury unit is working Washington for Resorts World Casino, which is next to Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, on matters related to gaming in the federal stimulus package.
Malaysia's Genting Group, one of Asia's largest multinationals with interests in leisure & hospitality, oil palm plantations, power generation, oil & gas, real estate, life sciences and biotechnology, owns Resorts World Casino.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Genting closed the Aqueduct facility and a casino in upstate Monticello for at least two weeks "for the health and safety of our workforce, patrons and community."
Mercury partner Charlie King handles the DC bailout push. He's well-connected in New York Democratic politics. King ran the re-election campaign of Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel and advised Governor Andrew Cuomo on his re-election effort.
He was acting director of Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network and executive director of the New York State Democratic Party.
The Aqueduct gambling hall opened in 2011 and is the only casino in New York City.