Film, Food & Wing Festivals, Horse Racing and More: Fall Full of Fun at Manhattan’s Closest Casino

(Yonkers, NY) –  With summer coming to an end this weekend, Empire City Casino is gearing up for a busy Fall. Making the most of its 100-acre property, which includes the historic Yonkers Raceway, Empire City Casino has a robust lineup of Fall events both inside the nation’s sixth largest casino floor, as well as trackside, with live horseracing five nights a week. From the YoFiFest kick-off party with film industry insiders, to the second annual Westchester Wingfest, where wing fanatics flock to the property for all-you-can-eat wings, to the world-renowned International Trot, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy this Fall at Empire City Casino.

Playdate with Playboy Playmate at Empire City Casino

Meet Playmate Raquel Pomplun at the Bally’s Playboy Blackjack Machines Thursday, September 6

(Yonkers, NY) – Bally’s Playboy Blackjack slot machines at Empire City Casino will come to life on Thursday, September 6, when 2013 Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun visits the casino to meet & greet guests beginning at 3:00 p.m. Pomplun will be at the Bally’s Playboy Bonus Blackjack machines in Empire City Casino’s largest electronic table game area, adjacent to the valet entrance, signing autographs and posing for fan photos. All Empire Club members who attend the promotion will also receive a free t-shirt.

Pomplun, a San Diego native, has appeared on numerous magazine covers and print advertising for major companies such as Mercedes-Benz. She also has an extensive acting career, having held minor roles in several television & film projects including 2014’s The Gambler starring Mark Wahlberg, ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and most recently, FOX’s Lucifer.

It’s Back to Laughs This September at Empire City Casino

(Yonkers, NY) – While the kids head back to school, it’s back to laughs at Empire City Casino with a pair of Comedy Nights on September 12 and September 26, headlined by Comedy Central’s Tony Woods and Inside Amy Schumer alum, Carmen Lynch. Comedy Night at Empire City Casino is Westchester’s best-kept secret, featuring some of the nation’s funniest performers. Tickets are sold the night of the show starting at just $5 for Empire Club members and include a complimentary cocktail.

Lightning Strikes Twice at Empire City Casino; Record-Holder Theresa P. of Ossining Hits Second Million Dollar-Plus Jackpot on Wheel of Fortune® Slot Machine in Five-Month Span

(Yonkers, NY) The time-honored adage that “lightning never strikes twice” was debunked like a thunderbolt at Empire City Casino this past weekend. Theresa P., who previously hit a record-breaking $2,919,162.81 Wheel of Fortune® jackpot on March 11, 2018, has done it again.

Almost five months to the day, and with just one lucky spin, the Ossining, New York resident scored again taking home a $1,469,368.28 jackpot on IGT’s Wheel of Fortune® Triple Stars® slot machine at 2:45 p.m., Sunday, August 12. Theresa made a maximum $10 bet on the $5 denomination slot machine.

Empire City Casino is “Simms City” as Former NFL QB Chris Simms Kicks-Off Upcoming Fantasy Football Draft Party Friday, August 24

Hear from football’s expert insiders on who to pick for your fantasy team while watching New York’s home teams take-on each other in the pre-season Giants vs. Jets showdown

 Fantasy Football Draft Package includes a private area to host your draft, bottomless buffet, giveaways, tailgating games and more


(Yonkers, NY) – The number one pick for fantasy football fans this season is Empire City Casino as Manhattan’s closest casino hosts a fantasy football draft party on Friday, August 24 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Fantasy teams can pick their players in advance of the upcoming season while enjoying a bottomless buffet of football classics including sliders & wings, two complimentary drink tickets, $10 in Empire City Casino gaming credit, and a private area with complimentary Wi-Fi for all players. Tickets for the draft party can be purchased here, with options of eight, 10 or 12 people per team. Individual tickets are also available for those not participating in a league, but who would like to attend this one-of-a-kind experience.

Empire City Casino will also become “Simms City” as former NFL Quarterback Chris Simms, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Phil Simms who hosted the casino’s Big Game Viewing Party earlier this year, kicks-off the fantasy football frenzy with fan-photos in the casino’s Good Time Room.

Empire City Casino Partners with New York Blood Center in Response to Emergency Blood Donation Appeal; Hosting Local Blood Drive August 17 in Casino’s Good Time Room

Public Urged to Help the Cause

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(Yonkers, NY) – Stop (and donate) in the name of blood! Empire City Casino and New York Blood Center (NYBC) are teaming up in response to an emergency blood donation appeal. To help replenish the region’s critically low blood levels, Empire City and NYBC will hold a public blood drive on Friday, August 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the casino’s Good Time Room on the third floor. Empire City Casino is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY and offers free general parking for all guests and participants.


As a token of appreciation for making a life-saving donation, all blood drive participants will receive a voucher to redeem a pair of tickets to a 2018 Mets game at Citi Field. Participants will be able to choose from a list of available game dates to fit their schedule and rivalry preferences