(Yonkers, NY) – The weather may be playing games these past few weeks, but the only games really worth playing are at Empire City Casino, Manhattan’s closest casino. With nearly $250,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs in the month of June, visitors from all over the tristate are heading to Empire City to try their luck on the casino’s 5,300 video slot machines and electronic table games. Guests should be sure to join the free Empire Club for their chance to win beyond the casino floor.
Yonkers, New York – Yonkers Racing Corporation, owner and operator of the gaming and racing
facilities of Empire City Casino (“Empire City”), one of the largest gaming facilities in the U.S. and
one of only two facilities licensed to serve the New York City metropolitan area, today announced that
it has entered into an agreement to sell its racing and gaming property and operations to MGM Resorts
International (“MGM Resorts”) (NYSE: MGM).
Rock out with The Dan Band from hit movies such as The Hangover & Old School on June 2nd, Celebrate the Oldies with Tribute Band Thursdays every week, and Escape to Margaritaville On August 12th as the Landsharks return to Empire City
(Yonkers, NY) – The sounds of summer are coming to Empire City Casino, Manhattan’s closest casino, with a summer entertainment line-up that will have visitors dancing the night away. On Saturday, June 2nd, the casino welcomes The Dan Band, best known for their performances in such comedic movies as The Hangover, Old School, and Starsky & Hutch. Throughout the entire summer, Empire City is traveling back in time with the classic sounds of Bob Marley, Elvis, The Beatles, Whitney Houston and other musical legends as a part of their Tribute Band Thursdays series, culminating with the return of the Landsharks, who will be performing the best of Jimmy Buffett and The Beach Boys trackside on Saturday, August 12th.
(Yonkers, NY) — May merriment is front and center at Empire City Casino, Manhattan’s closest casino, with a pair of laugh-fests headlined by Comedy Central veterans Pete Lee on May 16th and Roy Wood, Jr. on May 30th as the casino’s Comedy Nights roar into springtime.
Pete Lee brings more than a decade of stand-up wit to Empire City this May. Lee’s comedic résumé includes appearances on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial, the NFL Network’s Top 10’s, VH1’s Best Week Ever, TruTV’s Greatest Ever, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, on which he made his national television debut. He not only had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central but also hosted his own web show on MSN.com – New York Minute:30. Check out his recent performance from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where he jokes about what it feels like to not be from New York, growing up a sensitive feminist and struggling with motion sensor bathrooms, here and get ready to laugh as he makes his way to Empire City Casino on May 16th.
Casino employees, joined by local shelter dogs, made more than 100 pull toys; Empire City Casino presented surprise donation to Paws Crossed Animal Rescue
(Yonkers, NY) – On Monday, April 30th, Empire City Casino partnered with Volunteer New York and Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, based in Westchester, to host an employee volunteer event in support of National Adopt a Pet Day. Accompanied by furry friends, shelter puppies Hocus and Alakazam, more than 50 employees joined together to make over 100 pull toys. Hocus and Alakazam are 10-weeks-old Labrador Retriever mixes and part of the shelter’s ‘Magic Dogs’: Hocus, Pocus, Abra, Cadabra, Alakazam, Presto, Shazam and mom, Houdini.
Project Rescue Dog Pull Toy took place on-property at Empire City Casino. Employees turned clean, recycled t-shirts into pull toys to be used for play, training, and social interaction, giving rescue dogs a better chance of finding a forever home.