(Yonkers, NY) – Linda P. of Connecticut is Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts’ newest millionaire, having hit a $1,514,634.15 Wheel of Fortune jackpot on Friday, June 21, 2019. Linda joins the company of millionaires Howard G. of Long Island, NY who won $1,473,503 in October 2015; Linda H. of Thornwood, NY who took home a “nearly there” million-dollar jackpot of $961,411 in November 2016; and Theresa P. of Ossining, NY who not only holds the record for winning the highest-ever jackpot at any of New York State’s regulated casinos, $2,919,162.81, but scored a second jackpot of $1,469,368.28 just a few months after her original big win.
(Yonkers, NY) – Global entertainment and hospitality company, MGM Resorts, announced today their generous support of Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE)’s new state-of-the-art learning space, the YPIE College Zone. Empire City Casino, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts located in Yonkers, New York, acquired by the company earlier this year, is proud to support college access and readiness for students that participate in YPIE from across the Yonkers Public Schools.
Empire City Casino named Presenting Sponsor of New York State’s First National Arena League Football Team
(Yonkers, NY) – Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts, one of the premier entertainment destinations in the northeast, today announced a partnership with the New York Streets, New York State’s first National Arena League football team. As part of the agreement, Empire City Casino will serve as the team’s presenting sponsor. The New York Streets home games are played at the historic Westchester County Center in White Plains. The partnership supports Empire City’s continuous commitment to its surrounding communities and Westchester County.
(Yonkers, NY) – MGM Resorts announced the creation of the MGM Resorts Scholars Initiative benefiting graduates of Yonkers Public Schools. On Friday, June 7, 2019, Uri Clinton, president & chief operating officer of Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts, was joined by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools, Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, as he formally announced the students selected as 2019 MGM Resorts Scholars. Also in attendance were Senator Shelley Mayer, NYS Assembly Member Nader Sayegh, Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins on behalf of County Executive George Latimer, Council Member Corazon Pineda-Isaac, Council Member Shanae Williams, Council Member Anthony Merante, members of the Yonkers’ Board of Education, school administrators, family and friends.
Nine graduating seniors, one from each of the Yonkers Public High Schools, including VIVE/Pathways to Success, were each awarded a $2,500 scholarship by MGM Resorts to be used towards college tuition and related expenses. The MGM Resorts Scholars were celebrated by family, friends, school administrators, and other supporters at an intimate reception held at Dolphin Restaurant in Yonkers.
Movie, TV and Streaming comedians headline casino’s Summer Entertainment
(Yonkers, NY) – It’s time for summer loving and laughing at one of Empire City Casino’s renowned Comedy Nights taking place through July. Hilarious headliners from the worlds of late-night television, movies and streaming will take the stage bringing plenty of jokes and jabs. As Manhattan’s closest casino and one of the largest entertainment destinations in the northeast, Empire City Casino is the premier place for fun and excitement, especially on a hot summer night.
Tickets to Comedy Night shows are sold at the door the evening of each performance. Admission is only $5 for Empire Club members or $25 for non-members, and includes a complimentary drink ticket. Empire Club membership is complimentary and easy to sign-up for at any promotions booth prior to the show.
Becoming a Blood Donor Means Becoming a Life Saver
(Yonkers, NY) – In recognition of World Blood Donor Day on Friday, June 14, Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts will host their annual community blood drive in partnership with the New York Blood Center (NYBC). From 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., members of the community and casino guests are encouraged to stop by the Casino’s Good Time Room located on the third floor to donate blood and help replenish the region’s critically low blood levels. Nationally, over 4.5 million Americans require a blood transfusion annually, with individuals needing blood every two seconds. As a token of appreciation, guests who take time out of their busy schedules to register and donate blood will each receive a $10 gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts.
World Blood Donor Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness on the importance and need of regular blood donations. The American Red Cross currently has a critical shortage of type O blood, with less than a two-day supply available for emergency rooms. In addition, of the 37 percent of the total U.S. population eligible to donate blood, less than 10 percent actually donate.