Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts Announces First Residency with Yonkers’ Own Guss Hayes and the Guss Hayes Band

The Guss Hayes Band was the property’s first musical performance when Empire City Casino opened in 2006

YONKERS, NY – Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts (“Empire City”) announced its first residency with local legend Guss Hayes and the Guss Hayes Band. The six-month engagement at the Northeast entertainment destination will begin Wednesday, March 4 and continue the first Wednesday of every month through August 2020.

The Guss Hayes Band will perform two shows in the Entertainment Lounge at noon and 2 pm, and will feature the vocals of Hayes, accompanied by band members Philip Shimmel on drums, Jorgen Kjaer on keyboard, Paula Atherton on saxophone and flute, and Richard Pontrelli on guitar. The band was the property’s first group to perform when Empire City Casino opened in 2006 and has been a fan-favorite of the entertainment lineup.

Empire City Casino Launches Ticket Sales for 6th Annual Irish Concert

Legendary Irish-American Bands Shilelagh Law and Celtic Cross to Perform March 8

YONKERS, NY – Irish charm and Irish sounds will make their way to Empire City Casino for the sixth annual Irish Concert on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. Music fans can enjoy St. Patrick’s Day festivities early with the finest Celtic tunes performed by the exceedingly popular New York City-based Irish-American bands, Shilelagh Law and Celtic Cross. The Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester, comprised of police officers from a majority of the 39 Police Departments within Westchester County, will also perform.

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts Appoints Ed Domingo as President and Chief Operating Officer

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts (“Empire City”) has announced gaming and hospitality veteran Ed Domingo as President and Chief Operating Officer. Domingo is being promoted from his position as Empire City’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the country’s sixth largest gaming floor and the 120-year-old historic Yonkers Raceway, in addition to its 1,000+ employees, and the overall experience of its nine million annual visitors.

Spreading Cheer and Charity at Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts

Yonkers Raceway Police Benevolent Association Donates $45,000 to Two Local Charities

YONKERS, NY – On Monday, December 23, 2019 at Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts, the Yonkers Raceway Police Benevolent Association (YRPBA) – the union representing the security personnel at Empire City – spread cheer and charity just in time for the holidays as they presented two checks of $22,500 each to local Westchester County charities Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley and Blythedale Children’s Hospital.

Ed Domingo of Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts Selected for City & State’s 2019 Responsible 100 List

YONKERS, NYEmpire City Casino by MGM Resorts (“Empire City”) is proud to announce that Ed Domingo, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been named to this year’s “The Responsible 100” by City and State New York. The prestigious honor shines a light on the state’s top 100 socially responsible individuals for setting new standards of excellence, dedication and leadership, and for improving their communities through meaningful, transformative change.

MGM Resorts is in a New York State of Mind

Company Celebrates Arrival of M life Rewards in New York with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, New M life Rewards Desk, Upgraded VIP Gaming Floor & VIP Lounge at Empire City Casino

YONKERS, NY Empire City Casino executives were joined Wednesday afternoon on the country’s sixth largest gaming floor by local, county and state elected officials, as well as community and business leaders, to celebrate the property’s first major upgrades since being acquired less than 10 months ago by MGM Resorts International.

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts is Seeing Orange this September

Empire City joins Feeding Westchester’s annual campaign to raise awareness surrounding hunger in Yonkers, Westchester, and New York State

YONKERS, NY – In an effort to support a local movement to raise awareness for hunger in Westchester County, Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts is once again joining forces with Feeding Westchester for their annual campaign for Hunger Action Month this September. With September 12 designated as Hunger Action Day, a day set aside during Hunger Action Month to inspire communities to take action and help those who may not know where their next meal will come from, Empire City Casino will light its iconic porte-cochère entrance and exterior building lights orange to raise awareness of the nearly 50-million Americans impacted by the issue of food insecurity. As one of the largest entertainment destinations in the Northeast, Empire City Casino is honored to join the nationwide network of organizations in the fight against hunger.

New York Gaming Association Board of Directors Elects First Female Chair of Organization

Empire City Vice President Will Lead Statewide Association whose members Generate Hundreds of Millions Annually for New York State Schools

ALBANY, NY – The Board of Directors of the New York Gaming Association (NYGA), a trade association of racing and gaming venues throughout the state, has named Taryn Duffy, Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts, as the next Chair of NYGA, the first woman to hold the post.

The New York Gaming Association advocates for and advances the interests of its members located at racing and gaming venues throughout the state. The association works in partnership with state government on long-term strategies to increase revenues for education, support the racing, breeding and gaming industries, and generate new jobs and revenue for the benefit of all New Yorkers.

Wrangler Winning Weekends Winds its Way to Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts

More Than a Million Dollars in Prizes to Be Awarded Throughout August and September

YONKERS, NY – It’s four wheels of summer fun at Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts as the property introduces its Wrangler Winning Weekends giveaway this August and September. With more than $1.1 million available in prizes and free play, Empire City Casino is the best place to relax as summer winds down.

Beat the Summer Heat with Cool & Refreshing Comedy Nights at Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts

(Yonkers, NY) – It’s last call for summer laughs at Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts’ renowned Comedy Nights taking place this August. 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.