July 4th Fireworks Festivities to be Held at Historic Yonkers Pier

Live Music and Exciting Food Offerings from Area Restaurants

YONKERS, NY (July 2019) – Celebrate Independence Day at the Yonkers Waterfront on July 4th with fireworks, live music and exciting food offerings from area restaurants.

The fun will take place at the Yonkers Historic Pier at 71 Water Grant Street. Entertainment by a DJ begins at 7 p.m., followed by a fireworks display along the Hudson at 9:15 p.m. presented by Pyro Engineering/Volt Live.

The festivities are being sponsored by the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency, the Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District and MGM Resorts.

One Connecticut Woman’s Summer Gets Even Hotter After Hitting a Sizzling $1.5 Million Jackpot on IGT’s Wheel of Fortune® Slots at Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts

(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.

MGM Resorts Supports College Readiness at Yonkers Partners in Education College Zone

(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 by MGM Resorts Announces Partnership with the New York Streets

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.

MGM Resorts Awards Nine College Scholarships to Graduating Seniors from Yonkers Public High Schools

(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.

Sizzlin’ Jokes All Summer at Empire City Casino’s June & July Comedy Nights

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.

Empire City Casino to Host Annual Community Blood Drive in Support of World Blood Donor Day Friday, June 14

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.

Summer ‘Celebration’ with Kool & The Gang Friday, August 16 at Empire City Casino

(Yonkers, NY) – Legendary GRAMMY Award-winning R&B group Kool & The Gang will bring the funk to Empire City Casino, Manhattan’s closest casino and one of the largest gaming destinations in the northeast, Friday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m. Guests are invited to get down on the track for a night filled with iconic soul and discos hits. Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster platforms.

Conjunto Imagen Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Nearly a Decade of Performing at Empire City Casino Sunday, May 26

(Yonkers, NY) – Get ready to salsa and shake on Sunday, May 26 with Conjunto Imagen, the tristate’s premier Puerto Rican salsa band, who will celebrate their 30th anniversary at Empire City Casino, Manhattan’s closest casino with one of the largest entertainment destinations in the northeast. Starting at 8:00 p.m., guests are invited to rumba, dance and enjoy the sounds of Latin music in the Entertainment Lounge. Admission will be complimentary.

Empire City Casino Launches Race to MGM Vegas with More than $550,000 in Giveaways in May and June

Over 1,000 Winners and Grand Prizes including New Wheels & Whirlwind Trips


(Yonkers, NY) – Empire City Casino will give guests the opportunity to race towards better weather with the entertainment destination’s new Race to MGM Vegas promotion. Empire City, which was acquired by MGM Resorts International earlier this year, will introduce visitors to MGM Resorts’ family of properties with the Race to MGM Vegas promotion running in May and June 2019 featuring more than $550,000 in prizes.    

Visitors to Empire City Casino will have the opportunity to win big prizes including:

  • One New 2019 Cadillac Escalade;
  • One New 2019 Infiniti QX50;
  • One of Eight All Expenses Paid Trips (includes roundtrip airfare, up to four nights’ accommodation and a generous food/casino credit) to MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas Properties including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Park MGM, and The Mirage;
  • More than $400,000 in Free Play;
  • Premium Luggage Bundles