And They’re Off! Summer Racing Season Kicks-Off at Empire City Casino with Kentucky Derby Viewing Party & Hat Contest on Saturday, May 5th

(Yonkers, NY)—The Kentucky Derby is often described as the “most exciting two minutes in sports,” but there will be four hours worth of excitement trackside at Empire City Casino on “Derby Day” on Saturday, May 5th. Highlighted by the annual Derby Hat Contest, the festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. with food & beverage specials, live simulcast of the big race from Churchill Downs, and musical entertainment. The highlight of the event is Empire City’s Derby Hat Contest, overseen by Greg T. from Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show.

Empire City’s viewing party for the 144th renewal of Kentucky Derby officially launches the summer racing & simulcast season. The first post-time of the day is at 10:30 a.m. with the Kentucky Derby race expected around 6:30 p.m. Wagering on the “Run for the Roses” from Churchill Downs is available at simulcast locations throughout the casino including outdoor trackside and in Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub.

On Derby Day for Z100’s Greg T, It’s All About the Hats

Cast member of the iconic Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show to Host and Judge

Empire City Casino’s Annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party & Hat Contest

 (Yonkers, NY) – For horse racing fans, two things matter on Derby Day – their pick to win and, more importantly, their choice of hat. Empire City Casino, the premier entertainment destination in the northeast, announced today that Greg T. of Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show, will be the host and celebrity judge for the casino’s fourth annual Kentucky Derby Hat Contest on Saturday, May 5th. The Derby festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. trackside adjacent to Yonkers Raceway.

Previous celebrity hosts and judges include Supermodel Hannah Davis Jeter, Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak.

Empire City Casino Welcomes New Director of Player Development

(Yonkers, NY) – Empire City Casino, home to the sixth largest gaming floor in the country and the closest casino to Manhattan, announced the hiring of Daniel Clark as the new Director of Player Development. Clark, a Long Island native, has spent the better part of two decades working in hospitality and casino gaming in the Midwest. Clark brings with him an immense knowledge of marketing services, player development, and hotel operations.

New York Rangers Legend Pete Stemkowski to Host Last Rangers Viewing Party of the Season on Thursday Night, April 5th

Rangers Blue Crew to Give Away Signed Memorabilia & Rangers Swag;

Stemkowski to Watch the Game with Fans & Sign Autographs


(Yonkers, NY) – Empire City Casino, in partnership with the New York Rangers, announced today the final New York Rangers viewing party of the season on Thursday April 5th, at 6:30 p.m., hosted by former New York Rangers Legend Pete Stemkowski. Stemkowski will mingle with fans, sign autographs and cheer the Rangers on as the team buses over to Brooklyn to take on the New York Islanders.