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04.08.2014 - National Comedic Talent Brings the Laughs to Empire City Casino
April 8, 2014, Yonkers, NY— Unique, intellectual comedy will tickle the funny bone at Empire City Casino (810 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704; 914-968-4200) when Bronx native Adrienne Iapalucci headlines the Good Time Room stage on Wednesday night, April 30. Iapalucci will be joined by featured artist, Joe Matarese, sharing his personal reflections. Rus Gutin, a regular in the New York City Club scene, will be the MC for the evening. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the show will begin at 8:00 pm. Admission is $5 for Empire Club members and $25 for all non-members. Elite Club members gain free admission to the show. All patrons will receive a free drink ticket.  Click here for full story
03.31.2014 - Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Mt. Vernon & New Rochelle Fighters Go Head-to-Head in Golden Gloves Championship Bouts
Six championship bouts – featuring both male and female amateurs, and a pair of Westchester fighters – will highlight the ‎New York Daily News Golden Gloves at Empire City Casino on Wednesday night, April 2. It will be the fourth consecutive year that Empire City hosts the fabled amateur tournament on the casino’s fourth floor. In the 108-lb. male novice division, Amauri Berrero of Mt. Vernon, NY, will be fighting on his home turf when he squares off against New York City's Giovanni Figueroa. New Rochelle's Krystal Dixon headlines the ‎176-lb+ female division, taking on Danielle Perkins of Brooklyn. A pair of Bronx natives collide in the 108-lb. male open ranks when Ivan Lopez battles ‎Chayanne Rivera. In the 119-lb female division, Joann Acevedo of the Bronx will be pitted against New York City's Misato Kamegawa. Another pair of championship contests have yet to be announced.   Click here for full story
03.25.2014 - Building a New Playground, One Laugh at a Time
Many schools have no playground facilities at all and little hope of getting one. School 9, a Yonkers elementary school for nearly 460 grade pre-K-9 students, has been no exception. The lack of outdoor play opportunities directly contributes to high rates of childhood obesity, diabetes, asthma and other health problems. But the 460 lucky students at Yonkers School 9 found some angels in a local community organization that is coming to their rescue. The Rotary Club of Yonkers-East Yonkers (“the Rotary”) is a small but determined group of civic-minded residents who are committed to building the students of School 9 a brand new playground by this summer. To do that, they need to raise a significant amount of money.  Click here for full story
03.20.2014 - Fight Night at Empire City Casino, Wednesday, April 2nd 6:15pm
The iconic New York Daily News Golden Gloves returns to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for the fourth consecutive year on Wednesday night, April 2. There will be both championship bouts and semi-final contests on the card in the 2014 rendition of the fabled amateur boxing tournament which will be hosted on the casino’s fourth floor. There will be four Semi-Final bouts, two each in the 132-lb. Female division and 123-lb. Open, as well as at least three Championship contests. General Admission tickets are $25; Policemen, Firemen, senior citizens, students and children under 14 are $15 (with proper ID). For more information log onto www.nydailynews.com/GoldenGloves; or call Brian Adams at the Daily News at 212-210-1908 (badams@nydailynews.com) or Empire City at 914-968-4200. Doors open at 6:15 PM and first bell is at 7:30 PM sharp. These in-demand tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis only at the door on fight night. Tickets and seating are limited.   Click here for full story
03.11.2014 - Tri-State Area Abuzz Over Legendary Irish Rockers ‘Black 47’ Concert at Empire City Casino this Sunday March 16th
After a quarter century, comprised of 14 album releases and 2500 shows, New York’s own, Black 47, are calling it quits. On November 8, the 25th anniversary of their first show in the Bronx, the celebrated Irish-American rock band will play one final gig before moving onto greener pastures. On Sunday, March 16, from 2:00-6:00pm the group will perform one of their final New York shows at Empire City Casino (Yonkers, NY) with fellow beloved New York City Irish band, Shilelagh Law, providing the opening performance. Fans from across the tri-state area will descend on Empire City to see the performance before Black 47 makes its scheduled St. Patrick’s Day appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in New York City on March 17th. The band will keep the St. Patrick’s Day party going with a performance that same night at BB King’s on 42nd Street where their show will be broadcast live by SiriusXM.  Click here for full story
02.20.2014 - Race to the Slots, Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Engines! Empire City Casino Adds Eight NASCAR Games
Empire City Casino is literally revving up its slot machines! Empire City announced today that it has added eight new Bally NASCAR games. The engine-blasters are located in the casino’s Grand Victorian Room. The games display NASCAR’s most prominent drivers and cars including Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jimmy Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Clint Bower. “We always seek to add fuel to the players’ experience at Empire City,” says Mike Palmieri, Vice President of Slot Operations. “We are sure that the NASCAR games additions will be well-received and add to the excitement of the Empire City slot experience.”  Click here for full story
02.05.2014 - Irish Eyes Will Be Smilin’ – and Rockin’ – At Empire City Casino’s First-Ever Outdoor Irish Concert Featuring the Legendary Irish Band ‘Black 47’ and the Rousing ‘Shilelagh Law’
The “Luck of the Irish” will be musically profound at Empire City Casino (Yonkers, NY) with the announcement that Black 47 and Shilelagh Law, the exceedingly popular New York City-based Irish-American bands, will perform on Sunday, March 16, from 2:00-6:00pm in a pre-St. Patrick’s Day outdoor trackside concert (rain, snow or shine), as was announced today by casino President Timothy J. Rooney. ”After the success of our outdoor summer concert series, our customers continued to request an outdoor Irish concert,” said Rooney. “These bands are the best of their kind and have an incredible fan base. We’re very excited to welcome them here to Empire City Casino.”  Click here for full story
01.20.2014 - Cutting Edge Technology, Expanded Gaming Amenities and Plenty of Perks Entice High-Limit Players to Empire City Casino
Empire City Casino, one of the largest casinos in the Northeast featuring 5,400 gaming seats, will expand their selection of the very popular, high-tech Interblock electronic table game units, allowing players additional options to play roulette, craps, baccarat, and sic bo. These games feature live roulette wheels, electro-mechanical dice and real cards, making them extremely similar to the live dealer versions of these popular table game themes. The digital betting formats allow players to play faster with up to 80 results per hour. “These games represent some of the most innovative technology in the gaming industry and generate nearly identical payout results for the player as the live dealer versions,” states Mike Palmieri, vice president of gaming operations at Empire City Casino.  Click here for full story
01.16.2014 - Empire City Casino Goes All Out for BIG GAME Viewing on Sunday, February 2nd
Empire City Casino will be the place to be for your BIG GAME bash and a super time on Sunday, February 2. A wide variety of packages and places, including Dan Rooney's Sports Pub, are in the football viewing party lineup. At Dan Rooney’s, over three dozen television screens will make sure that you won’t miss a second of the action no matter which way you turn. With 40 HDTVs, and great deals on food and drinks, Dan Rooney’s touchdown pass includes a $35 all you can eat and drink package for four hours 6-10pm. In addition, there are $20 all-you-can-eat (menu features chicken wings, sliders, turkey club sandwiches, nachos) and all-you-can-drink options. If you care about beer, have no fear, Pinch American Grill features 100 New York craft beers on tap, and for the very thirsty, there are pour-your-own tableside taps. Enjoy the Big Game in style with HDTV’s and the sumptuous Pinch menu featuring steaks and seafood.  Click here for full story
01.14.2014 - Empire City Casino Captures Five Awards in Nationwide Contest to Find “The Best”
New York’s own, Empire City Casino, located at Yonkers Raceway in Westchester County, has walked away with five top honors in the nationwide contest for “Best Dining & Nightlife Awards” by Casino Player magazine. The recognition once again clearly illustrates Empire City’s status as a leading destination in America for gaming and entertainment.   Click here for full story
12.12.2013 - California Company Brings Warmth to the Hearts of Hundreds of New York Families with Large Toy Donation to Empire City Casino’s 7th Annual Toy & Coat Drive
Empire City Casino teamed up with Catholic Charities for the for the seventh consecutive year to provide area families in need with a bit of warmth and some holiday cheer through the casino’s Annual “Christmas Spirit” Coat and Toy Drive. Timothy J. Rooney, President and CEO of Empire City Casino, presented the organization with hundreds of toys and coats. A fellow family-owned company, Jams, of Costa Mesa, California, delivered some west coast warmth through its generous donation of 500 new toys for New York children in need. Josh Blake of Jams joined Tim Rooney for the presentation, which was accepted by Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Karen Reynolds, Westchester & Putnam County Supervisor of Catholic Charities, along with Sister Christine Hennessey and Linda Cronston of Aisling Irish Community Center. The distribution team quickly went to work searching through hundreds of coats seeking out sizes for members of the families they knew were without warm coats this winter.  Click here for full story
12.02.2013 - Comedy Genius Johnny Lampert Turns Ho!Ho!Ho! Into Ha!Ha!Ha! at Empire City Casino Holiday Laughfest Wednesday, December 18th
Laughs will be gift-wrapped in time for the holidays with Johnny Lampert delivering the one-liners at Empire City Casino's (810 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704; 914-968-4200) Comedy night on Wednesday, December 18; doors open at 7:00 pm; show starts at 8:00 pm; the MC is Mike Citera and Michael Speirs is the featured performer; admission $5 for Empire Club members; $15 for non members; free drink ticket for all patrons. Headliner Johnny Lampert is one of the premier comedians in the country, and a regular at New York City's and Los Angeles’ best comedy clubs including The Gotham Comedy Club, The Comic Strip, Caroline's Comedy Club and The Improv.  Click here for full story
11.25.2013 - 7th Annual Toy & Coat Drive Kicks Off to Help Families in Need
For the seventh consecutive year, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and Catholic Charities will team up to make the holiday season a little warmer and a little brighter for families in need. Empire City will host the 17-day “Christmas Spirit Toy and Coat Drive” from Friday, November 22 through Sunday, December 8. Empire City will be accepting the donations every day throughout the drive at promotions booth. Patrons are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys and/or new or gently used coats anytime during that period. The items will be presented to Catholic Charities and their supported agencies for the Christmas holidays.  Click here for full story
11.04.2013 - Empire City Casino Participates in Restaurant Week for the First Time, Highlighting its Newest Restaurants
Empire City Casino’s two new, award-winning restaurants – pinch American Grill and Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar – will be first time participants in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week from November 4-17. The increasingly popular duo will each offer $29.95 three-course dinner menus during the celebration. In addition, Dan Rooney’s will have a $19.95 three course lunch menu available. The two new restaurants encompass a large portion of the additional 66,000 square foot $50 million expansion recently completed at Empire City Casino. The innovative casual grill, pinch American Grill is a collaboration between Developer Mark Advent, the creator of Las Vegas’ highly successful New York New York Hotel and Casino, and Ducasse Studio, the culinary consulting arm of Alain Ducasse Enterprise. Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub is a fun take on the classic sports pub.  Click here for full story
10.29.2013 - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Hosts Walk to Cure Diabetes; Vice President and COO Bob Galterio Captains “Cure For Cara” Team
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Vice President and COO Bob Galterio’s daughter Cara was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 9, and the Bedford resident immediately was compelled to take action to fight the disease. So, “Cure for Cara” was born. That was 13 years ago, and on Sunday, October 6, more than 2,500 Empire City employees, volunteers and participants gathered at Empire City at Yonkers Raceway to take action in the Walk to Cure Diabetes for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Galterio served as captain of the “Cure for Cara” team.  Click here for full story
10.18.2013 - In A Political Battle Unlike Any Other… Incumbent Champions, Legislative Veterans and Rookie’s Face Off in a Challenge Outside of Albany
Typically these state legislators are squaring off in the legislative chambers in the State Capitol but this Saturday, they’ll lay down their pens and pick up the reins to show their support of the agricultural and racing industry in New York State. As part of the annual Fall Harvest Festival being held at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway (“Empire City”) on October 19th, eleven members of the State Assembly and Senate will compete in the Legislative Pace, consisting of non-wagering harness races, with some help from professional harness drivers. Post time is 5:10pm.  Click here for full story
10.15.2013 - Empire City Casino Celebrates Completion of $50 Million Expansion with World Class Collaborators
The tri-state has been brewing with excitement over the completion of a $50 Million expansion at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. The expansion includes two new restaurants, along with a craft cocktail lounge featuring retro bowling lanes, 30,000 square feet of new gaming space and an expansive new casino entrance. “The talent that brought this project to fruition is world-renowned,” said Timothy Rooney, President and CEO of Empire City Casino. “We are proud of our success to date and will work to ensure that Empire City continues its development as a premier entertainment destination.” Designed by STUDIO V of New York City, the new architecture of Empire City is a drastic departure from ordinary casino design. A dramatic curved facade features over 45 feet of frameless low iron glass in a 300-foot arc that creates a backdrop to the entry canopy and a window onto the interior of the casino. This jaw-dropping display is the largest structure of its kind in North America. LPCiminelli of Buffalo served as the general contracting firm on the entire $50 Million project.  Click here for full story
09.23.2013 - “Sweet 16” Announced for “Lucky Break” Semi-Finals
- It’s down to the sweet sixteen! Empire City Casino’s popular singing competition show, “Lucky Break” has just reached the top 16 finalists. Empire City Casino urges fans to root for their favorite performer as they compete for the grand prize of $25,000 and a trip to Los Angeles, California to meet with multiple record producing executives. Hosted by Empire City’s Clare Galterio and KTU’s radio personality Mike Ryan, “Lucky Break,” films in front of a live audience every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM in the Entertainment Lounge at Empire City Casino. Contestants perform their favorite songs every week in front of a rotating panel of judges, showcasing their singing talent week after week. Starting from auditions in April, our top 16 have come a long way!   Click here for full story
09.12.2013 - Elected Officials & Empire City Casino Join Forces with New York Blood Center to Replenish Region’s Critically Low Blood Levels
New York Blood Center (NYBC) recently reported that it has less than a one-day supply of O-negative “universal donor” blood, less than a three-day supply of B-negative, and less than a five-day inventory of A-negative blood, and very limited supplies of all other blood types. To help replenish the region’s supply, area elected officials have joined forces with Empire City Casino to hold a blood drive on September 18, 2013 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm in the Good Time Room on the third floor of Empire City located at 810 Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers. Summer is traditionally a critical time for blood supplies but this year levels are especially low and each donation made has the potential to affect the lives of three patients in need. New York State Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins and George Latimer, along with Assembly Members J. Gary Pretlow and Shelley Mayer, are co-hosting the blood drive and urging their constituencies to participate.  Click here for full story
09.09.2013 - Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar at Empire City Casino Wins Best Live Music Award and Announces Expansion of Entertainment Program
Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar at Empire City Casino was presented with the 2013 Best Live Music Award at a recent reception held by the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce. The restaurant opened in March as part of Empire City Casino’s $50 million expansion and has quickly become a favorite among diners, not only for its award winning cuisine - the Dan Rooney’s Burger was the pick of famed chef panelists at last year’s Greenwich Food & Wine Festival Burger Bash - but also for its unique live entertainment.   Click here for full story
08.30.2013 - One Thousand Backpacks Donated To Yonkers Students
Yonkers’ largest private employer, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway (“Empire City”), continues to play a significant role in ensuring students get the education they deserve and are prepared for the start of the new school year. Empire City delivered 1,000 backpacks to City Hall today as part of Mayor Michael Spano’s Backpack to School drive. It’s the second year the casino has been a major contributor to the program. “It’s essential that students have the tools they need when they enter the classroom,” said Timothy J. Rooney, Jr., general counsel at Empire City. “We’re proud of the significant funding we generate for education across the state and wanted to make sure that Yonkers students start the year with new backpacks.”  Click here for full story
08.07.2013 - Come on Down! Contestant Search for "The Price is Right" to be Held at Empire City Casino
New York, August 7, 2013 - “Come on Down!” will be the call to post at Empire City Casino on Tuesday, August 20, as contestants have a chance to take the first step to compete and win big on “The Price Is Right,” when the iconic CBS television game show comes to another home for big winners from noon to 3 p.m. Fans and applicants alike are welcome to enter at Empire City starting at midday when "The Price Is Right" Contestant Search returns to Yonkers. Applicants will have the opportunity to explain why they want to be a contestant on "The Price Is Right," and two lucky winners from the New York Contestant Search will be flown to Los Angeles to see the show and have a chance to be called as a contestant on "The Price is Right!"  Click here for full story
08.07.2013 - Come on Down! Contestant Search for "The Price is Right" to be Held at Empire City Casino
New York, August 7, 2013 - “Come on Down!” will be the call to post at Empire City Casino on Tuesday, August 20, as contestants have a chance to take the first step to compete and win big on “The Price Is Right,” when the iconic CBS television game show comes to another home for big winners from noon to 3 p.m. Fans and applicants alike are welcome to enter at Empire City starting at midday when "The Price Is Right" Contestant Search returns to Yonkers. Applicants will have the opportunity to explain why they want to be a contestant on "The Price Is Right," and two lucky winners from the New York Contestant Search will be flown to Los Angeles to see the show and have a chance to be called as a contestant on "The Price is Right!"  Click here for full story
08.05.2013 - Gregg Rogell And Kevin Downey Jr. Headline Comedy Nights at Empire City Casino in August
YONKERS, N.Y., August 5, 2013 – Funnymen Gregg Rogell (August 14) and Kevin Downey Jr. (August 28), seen on such notable outlets as Comedy Central, NBC and VH1, keep the laughs coming as Empire City Casino's popular Wednesday Comedy Nights series continues in August. Hosted in the Good Time Room, doors open at 7:00 p.m. each night, with the show beginning at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for Empire Club members, $15 for non-members, and Elite members are free. All attendees also receive a free drink ticket. Born in Long Island, Rogell quickly rose through the club ranks and established himself as one of the top working stand ups in the country. Within a year of his debut, Rogell won "The funniest person in Long Island" contest, as well as the WKGR South Florida Laugh Off. Within three years, his list of television credits included Caroline's Comedy Hour, The MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour, VH1 Stand Up Spotlight, E! Stand Up Sit Down with Robert Klein, and many others. He has since made several appearances on The Tonight Show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Gregg performs regularly at all the New York City comedy clubs and tours nationally as a headliner at clubs, colleges, corporate and charity events. He also performs in Europe, where he has appeared on several popular television programs. He recently completed a documentary with the BBC in association with Comedy Central, and in 2005 was one of the featured performers in the critically acclaimed film "The Aristocrats."   Click here for full story
07.30.2013 - REO Speedwagon Added to Empire City Casino Summer Concert Series on Sunday, August 25
Ultimate classic rock will make its way to Yonkers at the Empire City Casino Summer Concert Series with the announcement that the iconic band REO Speedwagon has been added to the lineup on Sunday night, August 25. Ticket prices start at $15.00 and can be purchased at www.empirecitycasino.com or by calling eTIX at 1-800-514-3849. Thrilling rockers for four decades, when its “Hi Infidelity” album reached no. 1 status in 1980, REO Speedwagon’s timeless hits include: “Keep on Lovin’ You,” “Riding the Storm,” “Can’t Fight this Feeling,” “Roll with the Changes,” and “Time for Me to Fly,” filling arenas through the land.  Click here for full story
07.22.2013 - Foodies & Sports Fans Delight in the Opening of Dan Rooney’s at Empire City Casino
Dan Rooney’s, a brand new sports bar and restaurant, has opened at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. With the atmosphere of a high-energy sports bar, flavors of an Irish pub, menu designed by two Michelin star Chef Chris Lee, and dueling pianos for evening entertainment, Dan Rooney’s is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite place to be. While the Rooney Family has owned and operated pubs for generations, Dan Rooney’s has historic roots that run deep for the family. The new sports pub is a replica of the first business owned by Dan Rooney, grandfather of Empire City Casino president & CEO Timothy Rooney, which opened in Pittsburgh in the early 20th century.  Click here for full story
07.17.2013 - Casting Call at Empire City Casino
July 17, 2013 (Yonkers, New York) – Empire City Casino will host an on-site casting call for experienced candidates to fill nearly 50 open positions within the casino on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. in the Good Time Room on the third floor of the casino located at 810 Yonkers Avenue. Available positions include bartenders, servers, cooks, steward supervisors, floor supervisors, valet attendant and cage cashier.  Click here for full story
07.01.2013 - ASTORINO ANNOUNCES GROWTH AND INVESTMENT IN TOURISM INDUSTRY
Tourism is up again in Westchester County – something that County Executive Robert P. Astorino says is good for the county, its taxpayers and its businesses. At a press conference today at the newly renovated Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, he reported that tourism in Westchester generated $1.68 billion in 2012, an increase of $26 million over 2011. Visitor spending also produced $108 million in local taxes and supported 23,064 jobs in Westchester last year. “We are pleased to say that the tourism industry in Westchester County is thriving and growing,” Astorino said. “We have growth in recreation, food and beverage, lodging and transportation, as well as new developments. By building on the momentum of our Meet Me in Westchester branding campaign, we have significantly increased awareness of what the county has to offer visitors and residents.”   Click here for full story
06.28.2013 - PINCH OPENS AT EMPIRE CITY CASINO AT YONKERS RACEWAY
Developer Mark Advent, in collaboration with Ducasse Studio (DS), announces the opening of pinch, named after the cooking vernacular, at Empire City Casino (810 Yonkers Avenue) in Westchester County, New York. Key design and architectural direction on the project include the firm of Roman and Williams, interior designers of the Ace and Standard hotels in New York City, and Richard H. Lewis Architect project architects for Balthazar and Minetta Tavern in New York. The nostalgic interior design was inspired by 1950s classic vintage diners and the 1955 Bisiluro Damolnar Le Mans race car. The "diner-like" convivial 245-seat, premium casual restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily.  Click here for full story
06.19.2013 - POWER 105.1 FM RADIO’S “BREAKFAST CLUB” AT EMPIRE CITY CASINO ON FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 21
Breakfast... at night? Why not? We've all had our share of late night snacks and early morning eggs at the diner after the big night out. Power 105.1 FM Radio's “Breakfast Club” and Empire City Casino will take the breakfast experience to another level on Friday night, June 21. The hoopla will all take place at Alley 810, the casino’s all new ultra lounge featuring bowling lanes, live entertainment/music and a new twist on classic cocktails.  Click here for full story
06.11.2013 - “Let Luck Be A Lady Tonight”: Trio of Ladies Hit $100,000+ Jackpots at Empire City Casino
"Let Luck be a lady tonight; never let her out of your sight," crooned Frank Sinatra in one of his hit classics. And June has slot-players at Empire City Casino singing that happy tune with a trio of lucky ladies hitting jackpots worth $100,000 and up.   Click here for full story
06.07.2013 - Empire City Casino 2013 Summer Concert Series Press Credential Information
Requests for press credentials to any of the Empire City Casino 2013 Summer Concert Series performances must be requested via email to either of the above contacts or via fax to (914) 457-2578 no later than 3:00pm on the Friday prior to the requested scheduled performance. Press credential requests must: 1. Include the number of press credentials needed; 2. Be sent from an official media outlet email account or be faxed on media outlet letterhead with the signature of the requestor; 3. Include name, title, day & weekend phone number of the person making the credentials request; 4. Include names of all working media personnel who will receive the credentials, i.e. reporters & photographers, not general office staff; 5. Specify whether personal one-on-one interview with band is preferred (not all interview requests can be fulfilled).  Click here for full story
06.06.2013 - New York State Education Hits Another Jackpot in May
Empire City Casino continues to be a reliable source of funding for education, generating more than $25 million for education for the month of May, an increase of 10 percent over the prior year. Since January 2013, Empire City has generated a staggering $122 Million for education in only five months, representing a full third of education dollars generated by all nine racetrack casinos in the state. Since opening in October 2006, New York State schools have directly received nearly $1.8 billion through Empire City Casino.  Click here for full story
05.29.2013 - 103.5 KTU's 'Queen of Freesytle' Judy Torres To Perform Live At Empire City Casino June 7
Popular 103.5 KTU DJ Judy Torres, known to millions of listeners as the "Queen of Freestyle," will sing and meet fans at Empire City Casino on Friday, June 7, beginning at 8 p.m. Torres' upbeat style will keep the dance floor humming as she performs live at an intimate engagement in the Entertainment Lounge. The Bronx-born Torres, whose show airs Sundays from 3-8 p.m. on 103.5 KTU, has recorded hits such as Back in Your Arms Again, Faithfully and The Air I Breathe.   Click here for full story
05.29.2013 - Wednesday Comedy Nights Heat Up at Empire City Casino in June Headlined by John Mulrooney, Yannis Pappas, Jessica Kirson, and Ari Shaffir
Wednesday Comedy Nights heat up at Empire City Casino in June with headliners John Mulrooney (June 5), Yannis Pappas (June 12), Jessica Kirson (June 19), and Ari Shaffir (June 26). These comics have been seen on popular networks such as VH1, BET, Showtime, and Comedy Central. Hosted in the Good Time Room, the doors open at 7:00 p.m. each night, with the show beginning at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for Empire Club members, $15 for non-members, and Elite members are free. All attendees also receive a free drink ticket.  Click here for full story
05.24.2013 - 紐約皇都娛樂賭場贊助的台灣巡禮戶外嘉年華活動將於五月二十六日在紐約曼哈頓14街聯合廣場(Union Square)舉行
紐約,五月二十二日。在紐約市的皇都娛樂賭場為了慶祝台美傳統週(Taiwanese American heritage Week)而贊助的全美最大型的台灣活動台灣巡禮戶外嘉年華(Passport to Taiwan)將於五月二十六日的下午12點至五點在人潮聚集的紐約市中心聯合廣場北側舉行慶祝活動,屆時觀光者可以有機會在皇都娛樂賭場的贊助台領取到紀念品和抽取到皇都娛樂賭場捐獻給本次活動的晚餐禮券。   Click here for full story
05.14.2013 - Much-Anticipated Outdoor Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced by Empire City Casino
Get ready to party with some of music’s biggest stars every Sunday this summer at Empire City Casino! Empire City Casino announces its sizzling 2013 Summer Concert Series lineup which includes an exciting mix of musical talent. Music fans of every kind will find a favorite performer in this year’s lineup which includes musical legends KC & the Sunshine Band, Blues Traveler, LeAnn Rimes, Gavin DeGraw, Smokey Robinson and more! It all kicks off Sunday, June 16th with KC & the Sunshine Band, the disco kings who have been bringing people to their feet for four decades and whose famous hits like “Get Down Tonight”, “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” continue to sell, and sell well.   Click here for full story
05.07.2013 - Wounded Warriors of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Receive “Empire” Welcome for NYC Visit
The Rooney Family, owners of one of the most successful casinos and harness racetracks in the nation, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, will host a group of wounded warriors who have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, along with family members of the troops, to a lunch at actor Robert De Niro’s famed Tribeca Grill. This lunch is the third that the Rooney’s and Empire City Casino have hosted for wounded military members in conjunction with a trip that is organized by the Baltimore Police to bring veterans currently residing at Walter Reed Medical Center to New York City for a well-deserved outing.   Click here for full story
05.06.2013 - Where Can You Get a 2013 Audi A5 Coupe for $2.50?
In the market for a new car? You might want to head over to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway to try your luck on the Bally’s Power Strike slots. The jackpot is a 2013 Audi A5 Coupe. That’s what Hackensack native Dorothy Chisholm did on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Chisholm hit the jackpot when she made the max bet, a mere $2.50, and instantly won the top prize at the Bally’s car bank, a brand new Audi A5 Coupe, valued at a whopping $44,000.   Click here for full story
05.01.2013 - Empire City Casino Tips its Hat to Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday, May 4 with a Trio of “Run for the Roses” Promotions
Thoroughbred racing aficionados should run to Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4. A pair of special promotions have the central theme of the fabled “Run for the Roses,” known as the most exciting two minutes in sports. Free Kentucky Derby Exacta Box: Beginning at 4:00 PM, the first 500 Empire City Club Members to visit the Gotham Palace Promotions Booth will receive one 2-horse, $2 exacta box ticket (total value $4 wager) for the Kentucky Derby. There is a limit of one ticket per Empire Club Member, while supplies last.  Click here for full story
04.30.2013 - New Report: Empire City A $448 Million Economic Winner for State in 2012
Empire City Casino produced nearly a half billion dollars in economic activity and $374 million in revenue for state and local governments in 2012 while supporting nearly 4,000 jobs locally and across the state, according to a new report released yesterday. The report by the New York Gaming Association (NYGA) highlights the Yonkers facility as one of the most successful racetracks and casinos in the country attracting more than 8 million visitors last year. The casino, which is nearing completion of a $50 million expansion, expects bigger and better things for its patrons and supporters in 2013. “We’re proud to do our part as an employer and economic asset to our community, state and region and we especially appreciate the loyal support of our patrons,” said Timothy J. Rooney, Jr., General Counsel at Empire City. “We’re also very excited by the new dining and other offerings that will be available in the coming months to enhance our racing and gaming opportunities and attract even more visitors to our facility.”  Click here for full story
04.17.2013 - ENTHUSIASTICALLY HELPING THE FOOD BANK FOR WESTCHESTER
If you had "3,922" in the office pool, you win. That's because "3,922" represented the number of one-pound bags of rice--long grain and enriched, to be precise--that were scooped, weighed, twist-tied and labeled Tuesday afternoon when volunteers from Yonkers Raceway, its driving colony, Empire City and the Standardbred Owners of New York assisted the Food Bank for Westchester. It was the second visit by the Raceway Gang to the mammoth warehouse in Elmsford, located about 20 minutes north of Yonkers. Dozens of participants, including leading drivers Jason Bartlett, Brent Holland, Mark MacDonald, Larry Stalbaum and Jordan Stratton, were adorned in get-to-work chic, complete with aprons, hair nets and gloves.  Click here for full story
04.15.2013 - EMPIRE CITY/YONKERS RACEWAY, LEADING DRIVERS AND SOA OF NEW YORK TO ASSIST FOOD BANK FOR WESTCHESTER
An eager contingent of volunteers from Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, its driving colony, and the Standardbred Owners of New York are once again lending a hand to assist the Food Bank for Westchester. Dozens of participants, including leading drivers Jason Bartlett, Brent Holland, Mark MacDonald and Jordan Stratton, are among those lined up and ready to weigh, sort and pack Tuesday (Apr. 16) afternoon at Food Bank's warehouse in Elmsford, located about 20 minutes north of Yonkers. The event, which includes a tour of the huge operation, is scheduled from 1-3 PM. The fruits of all this labor are eventually seen countywide, as the Food Bank continues to reach out to the neediest in its area.  Click here for full story
04.09.2013 - New York Lottery Introduces Winners of Two $1,000,000 Prizes in Westchester County
The New York Lottery‟s Yolanda Vega today presented over-sized prize checks worth $2,000,000 to Lottery winners who purchased their tickets in Westchester County. Six long-time coworkers at Yonkers‟ Micromold Engineered Plastics collectively won $1,000,000 from the March 23, 2013 Powerball drawing, and Christine Hinspeter of Stamford, Connecticut purchased a jackpot-winning 20X The Bucks scratch-off game in New Rochelle. The ceremonial check presentations took place at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway.  Click here for full story
04.04.2013 - Empire City Casino Gets the Last Laugh Acclaimed Comedians Sherrod Small, Robert Kelly & Johnny Lampert Headline
Empire City Casino will surely get the last laugh this month with a comedy lineup that rivals those typically seen in comedy clubs in New York City and Los Angeles. As Empire City Casino’s weekly Wednesday Comedy Night becomes the ‘must do’ mid-week entertainment hot spot, comedians are traveling from around the country to take the stage. Headliners include Sherrod Small (April 10), Robert Kelly (April 17), and Johnny Lampert (April 24). This month's comics have been seen on such TV programs as VH1’s "Best Week Ever" (Small), "Comedy Central Presents" (Kelly), and "HBO Comedy Showcase" (Lampert). Hosted in the Good Time Room, the doors open at 7:00 p.m. each night, with the show beginning at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for Empire Club members, $15 for non-members, and Elite members are free. All attendees also receive a free drink ticket.  Click here for full story
04.01.2013 - HISTORIC NEW YORK DAILY NEWS GOLDEN GLOVES AT EMPIRE CITY CASINO WEDNESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 3rd
The iconic New York Daily News Golden Gloves returns to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for the third consecutive year on Wednesday night, April 3, 2013. There will be four championship bouts and six semi-finals contested in the 2013 rendition of the fabled amateur boxing tournament which will be hosted on the Casino’s fourth floor. General Admission tickets are $25; Policemen, Firemen, senior citizens, students and children under 14 are $15 (with proper ID). For more information log onto www.nydailynews.com/Golden Gloves; or call Brian Adams at the Daily News at 212-210-1908 (badams@nydailynews.com) or Empire City at 914-968-4200. Doors open at 6:15 PM and first bell is at 7:30 PM sharp. These in-demand tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis only at the door on fight night. Tickets and seating are limited.   Click here for full story
02.18.2013 - Wednesday Comedy Nights Continue in March Headlined by Joe Matarese, RC Smith, Eddie Brill, and Andy Hendrickson
March will roar in with a laugh at Empire City Casino with four comedy nights scheduled on Wednesdays March 6, 13, 20, and 27. The March headliners are Joe Matarese (March 6), RC Smith (March 13), Eddie Brill (March 20), and Andy Hendrickson (March 27). These funnymen have been seen on such television programs such Chelsea Lately (Matarese), ABC’s The Chew (Smith), FX’s Louie (Brill), and NBC’s 30 Rock (Hendrickson). Hosted in the Good Time Room, the doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the show gets underway at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for Empire Club members, $15 for non-members, and Elite members are admitted free. All attendees also receive a free drink ticket.  Click here for full story
02.08.2013 - Empire City Casino Celebrates the Chinese Year 4711
Many will find their way to Empire City Casino to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of 2013. Whether you’re a gamer, a food connoisseur, a music groupie or horse lover, Empire City Casino has something for everybody. Gamers delight in trying their luck on more than 5,300 slot machines, electronic sic bo, baccarat, craps, and roulette games. The nearly 100-acre property offers live musical entertainment six days a week, Wednesday night comedy shows, and year-round harness racing on the historic Yonkers Raceway track. A $50 million, 66,000 square-foot casino expansion has just opened and includes a new casino entrance featuring a high- tech porte-cochère and 300-foot curved glass wall, a 30,000 square-foot modern gaming floor crowned by a contemporary art piece featuring the NYC skyline crafted of nails that is an expansive 325 feet long and 27 feet high, and two new restaurants – Dan Rooney’s Cafe & Bar and Pinch, which will be completed by early spring.  Click here for full story
01.31.2013 - Members of Media Get Tour of Empire City Casino’s $50 Million Expansion
Members of the media received a personalized tour of the long-awaited 66,000 square foot expansion at Empire City Casino on Thursday. Timothy J. Rooney, Jr., General Counsel at Empire City hosted the tour of the expansion highlighting the iconic new casino entrance featuring a porte-cochere sculptural covered entrance, the largest ‘window’ in the Northeast, a 300 foot long and 27 foot high depiction of the New York City skyline made entirely of nails, a new gaming floor with nearly 700 slot machines, and a sneak peak of two soon-to-be-completed new restaurants.  Click here for full story
12.10.2012 - Catholic Charities Receives Toys & Coats and Half Million Dollar Donation from Empire City Casino to Provide Assistance to New Yorkers Devastated by Storm
December 10, 2012 – Christmas came early for Catholic Charities when they received gifts that will help them not only ensure that New Yorkers in need have a warm coat this winter and a toy or two under the Christmas tree for their children, but will also allow the organization to continue to provide vital services to New York families devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Timothy J. Rooney, President and CEO of Empire City Casino, made a generous donation of $500,000 to the Catholic Charities Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Fund and also presented the organization with hundreds of toys and coats collected through Empire City Casino’s Annual “Christmas Spirit” Toy and Coat Drive.  Click here for full story
12.07.2012 - EMPIRE CITY TOY AND COAT DRIVE DONATION MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
Empire City Casino President & CEO, Timothy J. Rooney, will present over 1,000 toys and coats collected in the casino’s most successful Annual “Christmas Spirit” Toy and Coat Drive to date, to Catholic Charities on Monday, December 10, at 11:00 a.m. Donations will be accepted by Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, as well as Catholic Charities representatives from New York City, Westchester and Putnam counties.  Click here for full story
12.05.2012 - Catholic Charities Receives Half Million Dollar Donation from Empire City Casino to Provide Assistance to New Yorkers Devastated by Storm
Catholic Charities received an early Christmas gift that will help them continue to provide vital services to New York families devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Timothy J. Rooney, President and CEO of Empire City Casino, contacted Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, to commend the organization for all they are doing and offer a donation of $500,000 to the Catholic Charities Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Fund to ensure that more families receive the help they need. The funds will be directed to New Yorkers recovering in all five boroughs, as well as Westchester. “We are grateful for Empire City Casino's generosity,” stated Monsignor Kevin Sullivan. “This donation has enabled Catholic Charities to respond early, but will also help our commitment to assist in meeting long-term needs.” Since Sandy hit, Catholic Charities has been responding to the needs of those impacted by the hurricane's devastation. In hard-hit neighborhoods, mobile food pantries were deployed, crucial supplies needed by survivors were delivered, and hundreds of volunteers were coordinated to help with clean-up efforts.  Click here for full story
12.04.2012 - EMPIRE CITY CASINO TO LIGHT UP YONKERS SKIES WITH HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
Empire City Casino and the Rooney Family will get into the holiday spirit early when it hosts its first-ever Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 8, with the festivities beginning at 5:30 PM in front of the casino’s Main Entrance (Grand Victorian Hall) off of Central Park Avenue (at the General Parking Entrance). It will be a holiday family affair with Free Admission for children and adults alike, and will feature Carolers, complimentary hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, and nuts for all. The carolers’ serenade of songs will begin at 6:00 PM; an appearance by special guests, none other than Santa and Mrs. Claus is slated for 6:55 PM with a reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”; and the official tree lighting will proceed promptly at 7:00 PM.   Click here for full story
11.29.2012 - SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF DECEMBER AT EMPIRE CITY CASINO
December ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly at Empire City Casino with a windfall of promotions and giveaways which will have slot players singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Wednesday, December 12, will feature the “Lucky 12-12-12 Keychain Giveaway,” when the first 5,000 Empire Club members who report to the promotions kiosk receive a coupon for the gift (redeemable at the promotions table in the Entertainment Lounge). Members who earn 12 points are also eligible for $12 in free play. Oleg Cassini crystal ornaments are in store on December’s four Free Gift Fridays – December 7, 14, 21 and 28, with a present to decorate the tree for the first 7,000 Empire Club Members to earn points from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The Cassini casino-themed ornaments include: Dice, Roulette wheels, the Queen of Hearts card and Moons. If you want to go “Ice Fishing” at Empire City, circle three Mondays – December 3, 10 and 17 – on your holiday calendar. Empire Club Members can swipe their club card at any promotions kiosk to win free play on those dates. More holiday magic is in store on Thursdays in December when the first 3,000 Empire Club Members to visit the Gotham Palace Promotions Booth will receive a free $5 New York Lottery Holiday Magic scratch off. From now until Friday, December 9, it’s time to bring the gifts – for those less fortunate – with the annual Charity Coat & Toy Drive. Visit the Gotham Palace promotions booth to donate a new, unwrapped toy, or a gently used or new coat. All proceeds will be donated to Catholic Charities.  Click here for full story
11.21.2012 - Empire City Casino Doubles Down on Efforts to Help New York Rebuild
As New York embarks on a massive rebuilding effort after the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, Tim Rooney, President and CEO of Empire City Casino has pledged to match up to $100,000 of contributions made by employees and customers to the Empire State Relief Fund announced by Governor Cuomo, to supplement the $500,000 the Casino has already contributed towards relief efforts. “There are no greater deeds than charity and service,” said Rooney. “I felt it was imperative to make this pledge to highlight that no effort is too small. The devastation New Yorkers suffered from this storm is unspeakable,” Rooney continued. “Whether you donate $2 or $2,000, it will make a difference. By matching those funds dollar for dollar, our employees and customers will know that their generosity can go a long way in this effort.” "As our state recovers from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, time and time again the generous spirit of New Yorkers is on full display with organizations, businesses, and individuals stepping up to the plate to help those in need," Governor Cuomo said. "With this donation, on top of what has already been pledged, Tim Rooney and the employees of Empire City Casino are once again pitching-in in a big way to support our ongoing relief and recovery efforts, and help those hit hard by Hurricane Sandy begin to rebuild their lives."  Click here for full story
11.08.2012 - EMPIRE CITY CASINO OFFERS FREE BUFFET TO VETERANS ON NOVEMBER 11
New Yorkers know about giving back – and giving each other a helping hand. That's never been more evident than in the past week. Empire City Casino has been proud to do its part, and a few November activities and promotions take it a step further. On Sunday, November 11, Empire City will celebrate Veterans Day with a free lunch buffet for all veterans in the Good Time Room from 11 am-1:30 pm. Non-veterans will be charged $11 plus tax & gratuity, and proper ID is required. The Annual Charity Coat & Toy Drive begins on Friday, November 23, continuing through Sunday, December 9. Visit the Gotham Palace promotions booth to donate a gently used or new toy or coat. All proceeds will be donated to Catholic charities. Empire Club members will get the chance to literally “shop right,” as existing members will receive $10 ShopRite® gift cards by visiting the promotions booth on either November 8 or 15. New Empire Club members will receive $5 gift cards by visiting the promotions booth the day they sign up. One gift card available per Empire Club member while supplies last. A Great Grocery Giveaway also takes place on the aforementioned dates, as each date presents Empire Club Members the opportunity to be called every 15 minutes to win a $100 ShopRite® Supermarket Gift card. Empire Club Members must be playing any slot machine with their Empire Club Card inserted at the time of the drawing for a chance to win.  Click here for full story
11.05.2012 - Empire City Casino to Serve as Collection Site for Donations to Benefit Hurricane Victims
Empire City Casino will serve as a collection site for donated items for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Donations will be accepted at the main Promotions Booth in the casino on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 3rd through 5th. Empire City is collaborating with Mayor Mike Spano of the City of Yonkers and the Aisling Irish Community Center to collect items and deliver them to the hurricane victims. Requested items include bottled water, non-perishable food items, pet food, new clothing for infants, children and adults, gently used jackets and coats, blankets, new or gently used towels, toiletries, baby diapers of all sizes, socks, black garbage bags, and new or gently used gloves.   Click here for full story
11.01.2012 - Connecticut Residents Win Big with New Bus Service to Empire City Casino
Connecticut residents have really come to enjoy the close proximity of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. The young and young-at-heart head south to get their fill of entertainment. Connecticut gamers try their luck at one of the 5,300 slot machines or the electronic roulette, craps, baccarat and sic bo table games. Horse racing fans make their picks year-round at the most successful harness racing track in the state. Those looking to shake loose after a hard day’s work come to enjoy a great meal and some live entertainment, taking in everything from karaoke, comedy, party bands and dancing the night away. With all this happening under one roof, it’s hard to stay away from Empire City Casino.  Click here for full story
10.19.2012 - 'Yankee Miracles' Author Ray Negron To Sign At Empire City Casino Nov. 5
In 1973, young Ray Negron's life changed forever when, while spray painting graffiti on the outside of Yankee Stadium, he was caught by none other than Principal Owner George Steinbrenner. Rather than turn in the 18-year-old Queens youth to police, the Boss gave Ray a job as Yankees batboy, to pay off the cost of the damages. Given the second chance, Negron thrived. Now he tells his amazing story, which includes close friendships with some of the game's greatest stars and personalities (Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson and Billy Martin, to name a few) as well as a career as a community leader and Yankees advisor, in his new book Yankee Miracles, which recently reached the top spot for both new biographies and baseball books on the Amazon.com list.  Click here for full story
10.12.2012 - Celebrity Judges Name Dan Rooney’s Cafe & Bar Champion of Food Festival Burger Battle
Top culinary talent faced off in a battle of the burgers at the annual 2012 Greenwich Food & Wine Festival hosted by Serendipity Magazine. The first-ever Burger Battle event promises to be the start of a long tradition for the three-day gourmet festival featuring talent from Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Celebrity chefs of national fame sat in judgment of some of the area’s most popular establishments, including The Cos Cobbler, Darien Social, The Ginger Man, My Favorite Place and the ever-popular Shake Shack. But it was a restaurant that has yet to even open its doors to the public that blew the celebrity judges away. The judges unanimously declared Dan Rooney’s Cafe and Bar the champion of the first annual Greenwich Food & Wine Festival Burger Battle. Dan Rooney’s Cafe & Bar, one of two new restaurants coming to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, devoured the competition. Executive chef, Christopher Lee and chef de cuisine, Julia Doyne pushed the proverbial culinary envelope, serving up an aged beef burger with brie, tangy onions, watercress, tomato, and honey black pepper aioli on a brioche bun. The flavorful combination kicked off an inquisition by the judges into the specific ingredients and meat grind, with several professing that their well-developed palates surely tasted the decadence of foie gras in the burger.  Click here for full story
10.08.2012 - EMPIRE CITY CASINO AT YONKERS RACEWAY TO HOST WALK TO CURE DIABETES
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Vice President and COO Bob Galterio's daughter Cara was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 10, and the Bedford resident immediately was compelled to take action to fight the disease. So, "Cure for Cara" was born. That was 10 years ago, and on Sunday, October 14, more than 2,500 Empire City employees, volunteers and participants will gather at Empire City at Yonkers Raceway, to take action in the Walk to Cure Diabetes for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Galterio will serve as captain of the "Cure for Cara" team.   Click here for full story
09.07.2012 - COMEDY CENTRAL’S JAY LARSON HEADLINES COMEDY NIGHT AT EMPIRE CITY CASINO ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 26
Comedy Central’s Jay Larson brings his comedic talents to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway on Wednesday night, September 26, when he headlines a night of laughs in the “Good Time Room” at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. Jay Nog will MC the event that also features Chipps Cooney. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.   Click here for full story
08.27.2012 - NOT SO HARD TO SAY GOOD BYE TO THE SUMMER… EMPIRE CITY CASINO SUPER SEPTEMBER CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTED BY POLKA DOT BAG GIVEAWAY ON LABOR DAY, FREE GIFT FRIDAYS AND FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
It won’t be as hard to say good bye to the summer with the super September calendar put forth by Empire City Casino, highlighted by a windfall of giveaways and promotions, starting with Labor Day’s (Monday, September 3) Polka Dot Bag giveaway, a quartet of Free Gift Fridays, and the Fall Harvest Festival on September 29. Labor Day kicks off the month when the first 10,000 Empire Club members to visit a promotions kiosk will receive a coupon for a free Polka Dot Bag, redeemable at the promotions table while supplies last.  Click here for full story
08.24.2012 - Returning Veterans & Regional Employers are Big Winners at Empire City Casino’s Veterans Job Fair
Returning veterans and hiring employers were the big winners today at Empire City Casino. Hundreds of job seeking veterans attended a Veterans Job Fair to try their luck, with the hope of securing employment. The event was organized by Empire City Casino as part of a “Hire a Hero” effort to encourage regional employers to hire military service men and women. “We owe these young men and women a debt we’ll never be able to repay,” said Timothy Rooney, owner and operator of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. “This is our way of saying thank you and our way of giving other employers a way to show their gratitude as well.” Veterans from across the tri‐state area came armed with their resume and charm to make their best first impressions. Some donned business suits while others dressed to impress in their military uniforms.   Click here for full story
08.21.2012 - YONKERS RACEWAY LEADING DRIVERS JOIN EMPLOYEES, HORSEMEN TO ASSIST FOOD BANK FOR WESTCHESTER IN ELMSFORD, NY
Racing stars Jason Bartlett, Jordan Stratton and Brent Holland, and Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway employees and horsemen. Where: Food Bank for Westchester Warehouse, 200 Clearbook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523 (Westchester County) When: Tuesday, August 21 Time: 1:00-3:00 PM What: Media/photo opportunity of warehouse tour by drivers, dozens of employees, horsemen, packaging of food to distribute to needy; $1,000 check presentation.   Click here for full story
08.14.2012 - Regional Employers To Turn Out En Masse to Support Veterans
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway will 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 on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 11am – 3pm in the casino’s third floor Good Time Room. “We owe these young men and women a debt we’ll never be able to repay,” said Tim Rooney, Sr., owner and operator of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. “This is our way of saying thank you and our way of giving other employers in the area a way to show their gratitude as well.”  Click here for full story
08.10.2012 - All-Star Lineup of Comics: Jessica Kirson, Michael Blaustein, and New York’s Own Mark Serritella Headline Comedy Night at Empire City Casino August 22
Jessica Kirson will bring her comedic talents to Comedy Night on August 22, when she headlines a night of laughs in the “Good Time Room” at Empire City Casino in Yonkers. Michael Blaustein will MC the event that also features Mark Serritella. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free for Elite members, just $5 for Empire Club members, and $15 for non-members. Each attendee also receives one free drink ticket. Admission is restricted to guests 18 and over.  Click here for full story
08.06.2012 - COME ON DOWN! CONTESTANT SEARCH FOR “THE PRICE IS RIGHT”
Those who ever dreamed of hearing their name, followed by “Come on Down!,” will have a chance to take that first step to compete and win big on “The Price Is Right” when the iconic CBS television game show comes to another home for big winners, Empire City Casino, on Thursday, August 9th from noon to 3 p.m. Fans and applicants alike are welcome to enter at Empire City starting at midday when "The Price Is Right" Contestant Search returns to Yonkers. Applicants will have the chance to explain why they want to be a contestant on "The Price Is Right," and have the chance to be one of two winners from the New York Contestant Search that will be flown to Los Angeles to see the show and have a chance to be called as a contestant on "The Price is Right!"  Click here for full story
07.22.2012 - Employers Encouraged to Join Effort to Hire Our Heros
A collaborative effort is underway at Empire City Casino to ensure that military veterans in our region have direct access to area employers seeking candidates to fill open employment positions. On Thursday, August 23rd from 11:00am – 3:00pm, Empire City Casino will host a veterans-only job fair.   Click here for full story
07.09.2012 - WHAT’S NEW FOR VISITORS WHO LOVE NEW YORK
ALBANY, NY (July 9, 2012) --- From the Big Apple Circus and other special events to the latest and greatest hotels to stay in, things to do and places to eat, New York State is booming this summer with openings, new attractions and entertainment, major renovations, restorations and improvements.   Click here for full story
06.25.2012 - July Sizzles at Empire City Casino with the Launch of a Summer Concert Series, the First Leg of the Trotter’s Triple Crown, and Great Giveaways Musical Legends Pat Benatar, Otis Day & the Knights, Eddie Money and Others To Take the Stage
Empire City Casino kicks off its Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 1st with Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, The Platters and Sounds of the Drifters. Other acclaimed acts of the concert series include Pat Benatar, Eddie Money, The Spin Doctors, and The Marshall Tucker Band. Concerts will be performed outdoors trackside every Sunday through the end of August.  Click here for full story
06.21.2012 - Local High School Student Selected for Scholarship Award, Heads to “The Harvard of the Sky”
High school students across the globe are donning caps and gowns this month to receive their well-deserved diplomas. Many of them, having recently survived the college admissions process, are looking ahead with great excitement to continuing their education and pursuing bachelor degrees. Students today are acutely aware of the cost of higher education, taking out multiple loans to pay tuition and working part-time jobs to help pay for books and transportation.  Click here for full story
06.12.2012 - Wounded Warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Receive “Empire” Welcome for New York City Visit
The Rooney Family, owners of Empire City Casino, New York’s most successful casino, hosted a group of active military personnel who were wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, along with family members of the troops, to a lunch at actor Robert De Niro’s famed Tribeca Grill today. This lunch is the second that the Rooneys and Empire City Casino have hosted for wounded military members in conjunction with a trip that is organized by the Baltimore Police and Operation Homefront to bring veterans currently residing at Walter Reed Medical Center to New York City for a well-deserved outing.  Click here for full story
06.01.2012 - Volkswagen “Bug” Invasions on Mondays
Yonkers, NY, June 1—Empire City Casino patrons will feel like flying to the moon in June with the elation of the month-long calendar of promotions and giveaways highlighted by a Volkswagen “Bug Invasion” on Mondays, and the Father’s Day Baseball Giveaway on Sunday, June 17, featuring all-day Autograph and Question & Answer Sessions by such notable New York diamond stars as World Champions Darryl Strawberry and Ron Darling, and the legendary Brooklyn Dodger hurler Ralph Branca.  Click here for full story
06.01.2012 - Summer Concert Series at Empire City Casino
EMPIRE CITY CASINO AT YONKERS RACEWAY TO BRING BIG TIME MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT TO WESTCHESTER WITH 9-WEEK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES  Click here for full story
05.24.2012 - Empire City Casino Doubles Down on Full Food & Beverage Revamp
(New York) As the $45 Million expansion at Empire City Casino continues to take shape, the tri-state area is brewing with anticipation over the renovations and expansion, which include an exciting enhancement of the food and beverage offerings at the property. New restaurants and an overhaul of existing offerings are in full swing. Two new restaurants will encompass a large portion of the additional 66,000 square foot space currently being constructed. “The talent coming together on these projects is world-renowned,” said Timothy Rooney, Jr., of Empire City Casino. “These new restaurants will be like nothing else in New York, and that’s not easy to do. The changes to our existing food and beverage programs are going to take our guests’ experience to a completely new level. Guests will now come for the world-class food, and stay for the gaming and entertainment.”  Click here for full story
05.23.2012 - TIMOTHY J. ROONEY & THE ROONEY FAMILY OF EMPIRE CITY CASINO TO BE HONORED BY UNTERMYER PERFORMING ARTS COUNCIL FOR ONGOING SUPPORT OF THE ARTS
(Yonkers, NY – May 15, 2012)…. The Untermyer Performing Arts Council (UPAC) will honor Timothy J. Rooney and the Rooney Family at a gala reception aptly billed as ‘A Night at the Races’ , parodying the popular Marx Brother movies of the 30s and 40s. The event is set for Thursday, May 31st, 6:30 p.m. at Empire City Casino’s Empire Terrace Restaurant overlooking the popular harness racetrack. Gala tickets and more information are available at www.untermyer.com or by calling (914) 375-3435  Click here for full story
05.05.2012 - WINNERS TAKE ALL BEFORE THE RACE EVEN STARTED
They won big before the race even started, taking home top prizes at Empire City Casino’s first-ever Derby Hat Contest to celebrate the 138th Kentucky Derby.  Click here for full story
05.02.2012 - New Yorkers Tip Their Hats to Tradition for the 138th Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby is considered by many to be “America’s Race” and fans world-wide look forward to the annual event. Over its 137-year history, many traditions have developed around the Kentucky Derby. While millions of race fans everywhere appreciate the opportunity to see the world-class horses and the famous faces that partake in the festivities, the Kentucky Derby is often most appreciated for its fashion, particularly the hats!  Click here for full story
05.01.2012 - Flip your lid @ Empire City: Hat Contest, Free Derby Exacta… KENTUCKY DERBY HAT COMPETITION FOR CASH PRIZES
New York, April 30—It's "hats off," or we should say, "hats on" to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5, at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway with close to $2,000 in prizes up for grabs in the casino's inaugural “Run for the Roses Hat Competition.” First prizes of $500 for both the "most creative" and "most fashionable" hats as selected by a panel of judges will have winners literally flipping their lids! Second prizes for each are $250, and third place winners check in with $100 apiece. Those wishing to enter should check in trackside at the raceway between 1:00-4:00 PM to  Click here for full story
05.01.2012 - EMPIRE CITY CASINO AT YONKERS RACEWAY OFFERS “MIGHTY MAY” GIVEAWAYS, PROMOTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTED BY MOTHER’S DAY AND MEMORIAL DAY GIFTS
New York, April 30— Mother’s Day and Memorial Day giveaways highlight the ―Mighty May‖ month-long promotions calendar at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. On Sunday, May 13, all ladies who present their Empire Club membership card will receive a lovely Candy Dish for Mothers’ Day (5,000 while supplies last), while on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, the first 10,000 Empire Card members will receive an Empire City ―Patriotic 6-Pack Cooler‖ to launch the “unofficial” summer season. The ―May Moolah‖ Thursdays will give slot-players to cash in throughout the month. .  Click here for full story
04.13.2012 - Fun Beyond the Slots
It's a chilly Thursday night. We're headed to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, baby, for a little gambling, a little dinner, and as ever, more than a little bit of wine. Despite the frigid night forecast, I've outfitted myself in a minuscule red dress and five inch heels. As far as I'm concerned, we're going to Vegas.  Click here for full story
04.09.2012 - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Generates $315 Million for New York's Schools in Just One Year
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway generated nearly $315 Million for education during the 2011-2012 fiscal year, according to the recently released data by the Division of Lottery. As part of Empire City Casino’s ongoing support of New York’s education, fifty-two percent of Empire City Casino net win goes directly to the Lottery to fund education.  Click here for full story
03.30.2012 - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Dinner at Empire City Casino
Team Trinity in association with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are proud to present Dr. Patrick J. Boland, as a guest of Honor at a banquet to be held at the Good Times Room, Empire City Casino, Yonkers, NY 10704 on Friday, May 11th, 2012.  Click here for full story
03.14.2012 - HISTORIC NEW YORK DAILY NEWS GOLDEN GLOVES FINALS
New Rochelle’s Krystal Graham-Dixon to Compete…  Click here for full story
03.01.2012 - Golden Gloves
For Second Straight Year…  Click here for full story
02.28.2012 - Report: Enhanced Gaming at Empire City Will Mean More Jobs - Money for Schools
(Westchester, NY) – Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is prepared to invest more than $310 million in its facility to include a new 400-room hotel, 5,000 seat multi-use arena and 2,500-space parking garage if enhanced casino gaming is approved in New York State. Those investments would give a $572 million jolt to the local economy and create 2,979 jobs, an economic forecasting report released today noted.  Click here for full story
02.17.2012 - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is the States Biggest Success story
(Yonkers, NY) – Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is the most successful casino and racing venue in New York State, responsible last year for more than $687 million in economic activity and revenue support for education and other state and local government programs, according to a new report released today that examines the economic impact of the state's nine racetrack casinos.  Click here for full story
02.05.2012 - Empire City throws a "Winning" Tailgate Party
It’s the Giants vs. the Patriots for the championship, and football fans looking for the fun place to celebrate Sunday’s (February 5) Super Bowl should look no further than Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, the destination for “The Terrace Tail Gate Party” at 4:00 pm in the Empire Terrance Dining Room on the second floor. Empire City has gone BLUE in a BIG way, and many die-hard football fans will descend on the casino in their finest NFL football garb to cheer for their favorite team.   Click here for full story
02.01.2012 - EMPIRE CITY CASINO AT YONKERS RACEWAY LEAPS INTO FEBRUARY WITH MONTH-LONG PROMOTIONS CALENDAR THAT WILL HAVE PATRONS ENJOYING A 'SUPER' TIME
It will be a month-long Mardi Gras when Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway leaps into February with a promotions, giveaway and entertainment calendar that is a sure-fire way to have patrons enjoying a Super Sweet time at the “Jackpot Next Door.” The “Big Game Super Bowl T-Shirt Giveaway” on Sunday, February 5, the “Valentine’s Day CZ Earring Giveaway” and Facebook-driven “Jewelry Giveaway” on Tuesday, February 14, and the “Mardi Gras Hat and Crown Giveaway” on Tuesday, February 21, will be among the highlights.   Click here for full story
01.03.2012 - Promotions for January
Giveaway on New Year's Day Kicks Off Big Month Of January At Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway.   Click here for full story
12.22.2011 - Empire City Casino donates more than 600 toys and coats
Empire City Casino's president Timothy J. Rooney teams up with Catholic Charities to make this year's toy and coat drive a huge success   Click here for full story
12.11.2011 - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway President Timothy J. Rooney Supports Catholic Charities in Assisting the Less Fortunate During the Holiday Season With the “Christmas Spirit” Toy and Coat Drive December 11 Through December 17 at the Gotham Palace Promotions Booth
For the fifth straight year, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway president Timothy J. Rooney and Catholic Charities will again team up to make the holiday season happier for the less fortunate. Empire City will host a week-long “Christmas Spirit Coat and Toy Drive” from Sunday, December 11 through Saturday, December 17. Empire City will be accepting the donations at any time during that period.  Click here for full story
11.30.2011 - Yonkers Raceway Gets OK to Continue Video Streaming
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board today formally adopted the continuation of online video streaming of thoroughbred and harness racing in New York State throughout the 2012 calendar year, which allows Yonkers Raceway to continue their live streaming video as well as the archived race replays.  Click here for full story
11.21.2011 - Wounded War Veterans Get a New York-Style Salute from Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and NYC Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio
A group of wounded U.S. military service members received a New York welcome on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, as they toured New York City. The Baltimore Police Department partnered with area police departments form Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York to host the military troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan on a much-anticipated trip to New York City. The soldiers are currently patients at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and were accompanied by police and medical personnel for the trip.  Click here for full story
11.17.2011 - Warm up This December at Empire City
December is a time for giving, and Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway patrons will have plenty of gifts throughout the month to celebrate the holiday season including the “Young At Heart” Oleg Cassini Christmas ornaments on Wednesdays and holiday shopping events for Elite Club Members on December 15-17. For those looking to share the spirit of the holidays, Empire City’s annual coat and toy drive will take place from December 11-17.  Click here for full story
11.01.2011 - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway celebrates its Fifth Anniversary on Saturday, November 5, and its patrons will be the beneficiaries of the occasion with giveaways, free plays, and a cash giveaway totaling $7,500!  Click here for full story
11.01.2011 - Meet Chris McCarron and Bet Breeders Cup Simulcasting at Live Sirius Radio Broadcast
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway will host live Sirius XM Satellite Radio broadcasts of the Breeders’ Cup on both Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, hosted by popular race caller extraordinaire Dave Johnson and racing journalist Bill Finley. Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, the winner of nine career Breeders’ Cup races, including a record five Classics, will provide the expert analysis on site live from the Empire Terrace Dining Room.  Click here for full story
11.01.2011 - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Celebrates Veterans Day and 11-11-11 with Complimentary Buffet for Members of the Armed Forces, and $11 Free Play for All Empire Club Members
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway will salute the military in a Veterans Day celebration, and all Empire Club members will get lucky on 11-11-11 with a pair of special promotions on Friday, November 11, at the “Jackpot Next Door.”  Click here for full story
10.25.2011 - Bronx Chamber of Commerce Holds First Ever Networking Night at the Races
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce, known for hosting an extensive number of networking opportunities for its members, hosted their first ever Networking Night at the Races at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. With nearly four hundred of their employees residing in the Bronx, Empire City Casino is one of the newest members of the Bronx Chamber, and the first member that is actually located outside the borough. The networking event was held at the new venue to provide an exciting and fun alternative for Bronx business owners to build connections and expand business opportunities.  Click here for full story
10.25.2011 - New Rochelle & Mount Vernon Chambers of Commerce Host First Ever Networking Night at the Races
The New Rochelle and Mount Vernon Chambers of Commerce partnered with the Bronx Chamber of Commerce to host their first ever Networking Night at the Races at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. The networking event was held at the new venue to provide an exciting and fun alternative for business owners to build connections and expand business opportunities.  Click here for full story
10.25.2011 - Yonkers Raceway to Host Sirius XM Satellite Radio Breeders’ Cup Shows
The Breeders’ Cup is right around the corner, and Yonkers Raceway is ready. Yonkers is hosting live Sirius XM Satellite Radio broadcasts both Friday (Nov. 4) and Saturday (Nov. 5), featuring some of the best names in the business.  Click here for full story
10.22.2011 - Third Annual Fall Harvest Festival Celebrates Harness Racing and Agriculture at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
The leaves begin to change color, a sure sign that Autumn is in the air, and that the Fall Harvest Festival is back for its third year at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, October 22. The one-day celebration of New York State harness racing, agriculture and produce for fans of all ages is on the schedule from 5:30 to 9:30 pm on the track apron. Admission is free.  Click here for full story
10.22.2011 - LADIES LEGISLATORS RULE DURING FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Yonkers Raceway's third annual Fall Harvest Festival took place Saturday night, with an array of family-friendly events adorning the track apron. The Festival once again showcased the thriving relationship between agriculture and horse racing throughout New York State. On the track, the third edition of the Legislators’ Challenge grew to four divisions, with competitive spirit leapfrogging political decorum. Fourteen of New York's elected officials competed in four, pre-card, one-mile exhibition events, with the girls garnering the bulk of the glory.  Click here for full story
10.17.2011 - ELECTRONIC BACCARAT IS LATEST ADDITION TO GAMING EXPERIENCE AT EMPIRE CITY CASINO AT YONKERS RACEWAY
Yonkers, NY (October 17, 2011) – Baccarat has arrived at the “Jackpot Next Door!” Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, which already added video roulette and craps to its 5,300 slot machines in the past six months, continues to enhance the gaming experience for its players with the addition of 20 Electronic Baccarat video gaming seats, it was announced by casino President Timothy J. Rooney.  Click here for full story
10.16.2011 - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes Hosted by Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
2,500 Expected at Annual Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Research Event… EMPIRE CITY CASINO AT YONKERS RACEWAY TO HOST WALK TO CURE DIABETES ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16; GM BOB GALTERIO CAPTAINS “CURE FOR CARA” TEAM. Empire City at Yonkers Raceway longtime general manager Bob Galterio’s daughter Cara was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 10, and the Bedford resident immediately was compelled to take action to fight the disease.  Click here for full story
10.06.2011 - Empire City Casino Wins Top Award In Las Vegas
And the winner is…Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway has been named recipient of the 2011 AGA Gaming Voice Award in the category of Best Broadcast Advertisement/Television for its “Big Ball” commercial produced by agency DDB NY.  Click here for full story
10.06.2011 - EMPIRE CITY CASINO AT YONKERS RACEWAY WINS TOP AWARD IN LAS VEGAS FOR POPULAR “BIG BALL” COMMERCIAL
And the winner is…Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway has been named recipient of the 2011 AGA Gaming Voice Award in the category of Best Broadcast Advertisement/Television for its “Big Ball” commercial produced by agency DDB NY. The award was announced at the AGA Communications Awards Luncheon on October 5 at Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.  Click here for full story
10.05.2011 - Practice (Hopefully) Makes Perfect as Legislators Come From Across The State to Train For The 3rd Legislators Harness Race at Yonkers Raceway
With the calendar having done its job, Yonkers Raceway is busily preparing for its third annual Fall Harvest Festival. The free family-fun event, set for Saturday, October 22, runs from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on the track apron at Yonkers Raceway and showcases the thriving relationship between horse racing and agriculture all across New York State. Among the Fall Harvest Festival highlights is the third Legislators Challenge, in which New York State Senators and Assembly Members compete in four non-wagering harness races (with some help from professional harness racing drivers).  Click here for full story
09.14.2011 - $210,349 JACKPOT HIT ON SUNDAY IS THIRD BIGGEST SLOT PAYOFF AT EMPIRE CITY CASINO AT YONKERS RACEWAY
The third biggest jackpot – $210,349.68 – in the five-year history of Empire City at Yonkers Raceway was hit on Sunday (September 11, 2011) by an anonymous winner. The huge payday was the third to surpass $200,000. The winning bet was a $2.50 denomination placed at the Bally Hot Shots Progressive in the Victorian Room.  Click here for full story
09.01.2011 - September at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is Highlighted by Two Chevrolet Traverse Giveaways, Bravest Vs. Finest Comedy Finals and Drawstring Backpack Giveaway
Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of the summer, but it is just the beginning of a loaded September calendar at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, the "Jackpot Next Door." A Drawstring Backpack Giveaway on Labor Day (September 5), the finale of the Bravest vs. Finest firefighters against the cops comedy contest on September 8 and two chances to drive away in a Chevrolet Traverse on September 12 and 26 are among the highlights.  Click here for full story
08.25.2011 - The Price is Right Says "Come on Down" to Westchester County Residents for Their Contestant Search
THE PRICE IS RIGHT is kicking off its annual casting call for contestants to appear during the 40th season of the game show and they’re looking for contestants right here in Westchester County. Representatives from New York WCBS-TV will be on hand to interview and videotape contestant hopefuls vying for free trips to Los Angeles, with guaranteed spots in the studio audience. Two participants will be selected from each market to fly to Los Angeles and attend a taping of the legendary game show starting in fall 2011. A bidder's spot on Contestants' Row will be guaranteed to one of the two participants, who will learn if they are selected to "come on down" when they hear their name called during the show's taping. Two semi-finalists from each participating market will be flown to Los Angeles; one of the two is guaranteed to be on Contestants' Row.  Click here for full story
07.26.2011 - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Breaks Ground on $40 Million Expansion
State and local officials gathered at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway (Empire City Casino) today to break ground on a $40 Million expansion that is expected to produce more than 200 new construction jobs and 100 permanent jobs at Yonkers’ largest employer and New York's most successful racino.   Click here for full story
07.08.2011 - Bronx Residents’ Calls For Direct Bus Service Are Heard & Answered
Bronx residents have really come to enjoy the close proximity of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. The promotions and giveaways, live entertainment, harness racing, restaurants, slot machines and new roulette and craps games make it a fun place to visit regularly. They like it so much they take multiple trains and buses, or pay cab fares to get there. After repeated requests for a Bronx charter bus line that would provide direct service to their favorite locale, Bronx residents’ calls are being answered.  Click here for full story
07.01.2011 - July Promotions at Empire City at Yonkers Raceway As Hot As a Fircracker
July will be as hot as a firecracker at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway with month-long promotions for players. The V.I.P. $150,000 Slot Tournament every Sunday, a chance to drive away with a brand new Audi A4 on July 25, and the prestigious Yonkers Trot on July 9 are among the many highlights. Saturday night, July 9, will feature the prestigious Yonkers Trot, the first jewel in Trotting’s Triple Crown and one of the raceway’s signature events. The evening will feature a Yonkers Trot Cap Giveaway, and patrons should visit the table locations to receive their free hat  Click here for full story
06.24.2011 - Legendary Mets World Series Champion Outfielder, Ron Swoboda, To Appear at Empire City
For baseball fans in 1969, “The Catch” meant New York Mets outfielder Ron Swoboda’s diving grab of the Orioles’ Brooks Robinson’s line drive to save Game 4 at Shea Stadium in the 1969 World Series, helping to catapult the Amazin’ Mets to the world championship. This Tuesday, June 28th, from 3:00 to 5:00PM at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, three Empire Club Members will be called every 30 minutes for a chance to win photographer Frank Hurley’s classic photo of this spectacular catch, framed and signed by both Swoboda and Baltimore Hall of Fame third baseman Robinson.  Click here for full story
06.23.2011 - Lincoln Park Taxpayers Scholarship Release
The Lincoln Park Taxpayers Association (“LPTA”) and Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway (“Empire City”) Vice President Bob Galterio presented a $500 scholarship on Thursday, June 23, 2011 to Ms. Katherine Hernandez, a 2011 Lincoln High School graduate.  Click here for full story
06.17.2011 - Cross County Concerts
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is sponsoring Cross County Shopping Center’s Summer Concert Series to bring fabulous free weekly entertainment to Westchester families. The concerts take place Wednesday evenings from 7pm – 9pm at the Cross County Shopping Center and run through Wednesday, July 27, 2011.  Click here for full story
06.16.2011 - Yonkers Raceway & IDA Reach Agreement
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway (“Empire City”) and Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (“IDA”) have finalized the terms of an agreement that will help secure the continued viability of the City’s largest employer, while creating much-needed jobs and increasing funding for the City of Yonkers.  Click here for full story
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