Mayor Mike Spano and City Council President Liam McLaughlin today announced the City of Yonkers, along with Yonkers native Pat Quinn, will host the Second Annual ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Sunday, August 7 at 1pm trackside at Empire City Casino. The free festivities will run from 11:00AM to 2:00PM and will include music and family-friendly entertainment; highlighted by the ice bucket challenge at 1:00 pm.
Quinn, diagnosed with ALS and one of the co-founders of the global phenomena Ice Bucket Challenge, will lead hundreds of participants in a simultaneous ice bucket challenge to reignite the viral social media movement throughout the month of August to benefit ALS research.
It was a sweltering 92 degrees outside, but even hotter inside Empire City Casino when a slot-player identified as “Thomas” from The Bronx hit for a cool $100,000 jackpot on Thursday.
The second six-figure score of the month was registered at 4:30 pm on the Bally Double Jackpot Wild, a wildly popular slot-machine in the Gotham Palace. He made a $5 wager on the $1 denomination machine. It was a short drive for a long payoff for Thomas.
The six-figure jackpot was the seventh in 2016 at Empire City, one of the largest entertainment destinations in the northeast located less than two miles north of New York City.
The month started off with a bang at Empire City when a slot-player from Mamaroneck hit a $139,808 jackpot on July 1.
July started off with a bang at Empire City Casino when a slot-player from Mamaroneck hit a $139,808 jackpot on Friday (July 1).
The woman identified as “Nancy” made the six-figure score at 4:31 pm in the afternoon on the Bally Fireball slot in Empire City’s Victorian Room. She made a $2 wager on the penny-denomination machine.
It was the second six-figure jackpot in three days at Empire City, and the sixth in 2016.