It’s all thumbs this week at Empire City Casino – and they’re green. Hundreds of landscape architects, designers, horticulturists, and arborists will descend on Empire City Casino in Yonkers on Wednesday, January 11, a place where green is usually presented in the form of jackpots.

The regional casino is fast becoming a favorite venue for expos, trade shows, and corporate events. This will be the fifth year the New York State Turf & Landscape Association (NYSTLA) will hold its Professional Turf & Landscape Conference & Trade Show at Empire City, having formerly hosted the event at Westchester County Center for many of the past 49th years the conference has been in existence.


Empire City Casino, in partnership with the New York Rangers, announced today its schedule of viewing parties for several upcoming New York Rangers games hosted by former New York Rangers legends.  The fun begins with Stanley Cup Champion Stéphane Matteau, who will mingle with fans, sign autographs, and cheer on the Rangers as they take on the Nashville Predators this Saturday night, December 17th.

Matteau, who is no stranger to Empire City Casino having hosted a viewing party earlier this year, scored the game winning goal in double overtime of Game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals that helped pave the way for the Rangers first Stanley Cup in over 54 years.

Nearly 1,000 Toys & Coats Presented to Catholic Charities at 10th Annual Toy & Coat Drive

Christmas came early at Empire City Casino with the presentation to Catholic Charities of nearly one thousand toys and coats collected during the casino’s Tenth Annual “Christmas Spirit” Toy and Coat Drive. The donations will ensure that New Yorkers in need have a warm coat this winter and a toy or two to put under the Christmas tree for their children.

Timothy J. Rooney, president and CEO of Empire City Casino, presented the annual donation to Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and Órla Kelleher, executive director of Aisling Irish Community Center of Yonkers. The presentation took place inside the casino atrium with the donated toys and coats on full display.

Westchester Resident Wins $961,000 on Wheel of Fortune Slots at Empire City Casino

Linda H. had nearly a million reasons for which to be thankful just days before Thanksgiving. The resident of Thornwood, New York, was at Empire City Casino today (Tuesday, November 22) for the $961,411.81 check presentation, collecting on the second biggest jackpot in the 10-year history of the casino. Linda turned a $10 wager into nearly a million dollars on her favorite Wheel of Fortune slot machine in the casino’s Gotham Palace on November 13.

Get Basted this Thanksgiving Eve – Empire City Casino has Thanksgiving Dinner Covered

We all know Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year, and Empire City Casino is going the extra mile for customers this Thanksgiving. Affectionately referred to as “Drinksgiving”, the Thanksgiving fun the night before is often responsible for a many Thanksgiving meals gone wrong. Since Empire City Casino is typically hosting revelers until the wee hours of the morning (it officially closes its doors at 6am), its culinary team is helping to alleviate the post-party pressure by preparing Thanksgiving Dinners-To-Go.

Thornwood Woman Hits $961,411 Jackpot at Empire City Casino

A slot-player from Thornwood, New York, hit a jackpot worth nearly $1 million at Empire City Casino on Sunday (November 13), the second largest in the 10-year history of the Yonkers casino.

An impromptu, afternoon visit to Empire City turned into $961,411.81 for Linda H. when the casino regular player made a $10 wager on the $5 denomination Wheel of Fortune slot-machine in the Gotham Palace.

Hire a Hero Initiative – Empire City Casino & Yonkers Department of Veterans Services to Host Veterans Job Fair

Empire City Casino is teaming up with the City of Yonkers Department of Veterans Services to host a “Hire a Hero” job fair for area employers and service men and women returning from overseas looking to re-enter the workforce.  The veterans-only job fair will take place in the third floor Good Time Room at Empire City Casino on Thursday, November 17th from 1pm-6pm.

A diverse range of over 60 tri-state area employers, including the recent additions of Con Edison and Konica Minolta, will be on hand to find new talent among the hundreds of veterans slated to attend.

Tenth Annual Campaign to Assist Families in Need During Holiday Season

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and its President and CEO Timothy J. Rooney will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the “Christmas Spirit Toy and Coat Drive” to assist families in need during the holiday season, beginning today, Tuesday, November 8, through Thursday, December 15. Donations will be accepted every day throughout the period at the promotions booth.


Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway announced today that for the fifth year, JDRF’s One Walk will be held on the track.  On Sunday, October 23, thousands will come out and walk and raise funds that will help JDRF find a cure.  Registration opens at 9 AM and the walk begins at 10 AM.

Empire City Casino has hosted the annual charity event the last five years to raise awareness for a cause that hits close to home.  Empire City Casino VP and COO Bob Galterio’s daughter Cara has been a type one diabetic since she was nine-years-old.  Motivated to help the millions of families impacted by diabetes each year, Bob Galterio swooped into action to host the annual event, which is one of more than 200 JDRF walks taking place around the world.  Type one diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables individuals to gather energy from food.

Empire City Casino Celebrates Ten Years of Entertainment, Economic Development and Education

Throughout October, Empire City Casino is celebrating its tenth anniversary as a vibrant entertainment destination, an economic engine for the city of Yonkers and county of Westchester and a major source of education funding for New York State.

Since opening as a casino in 2006 and undergoing a $50 million expansion in 2013, Empire City Casino has created over 1,350 quality local jobs, generated hundreds of millions of dollars in direct and indirect spending and employed the use of local and state vendors to keep New York dollars in New York.  Last year in Westchester alone, Empire City Casino invested over $10 million with local contractors and suppliers the casino uses in delivering a top tier experience. Statewide in 2015, Empire City Casino generated more than $825 million in economic output.