Future of Empire City

In Yonkers, transforming to a full casino would create thousands of high-quality jobs and new economic opportunities in communities across New York. In fact, a recent poll indicates that Yonkers residents strongly support the conversion of Empire City into a full commercial casino. The best is yet to come.

Welcome to Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts

We’re proud that Empire City Casino is a part of the MGM Resorts family, which is committed to the communities we serve, and to creating world-class entertainment destinations at all of our facilities around the world.

The clearest path to continue to provide good jobs and support the local Westchester community is for Empire City Casino to become a full casino – meaning offering table games staffed with dealers instead of just computer games. Every computer game we replace with a live table means six new well-paying jobs for New Yorkers.

Empire City Casino is the largest private employer in Yonkers and has been committed to hiring locally from Yonkers, Mount Vernon and the Bronx, and creating professional development opportunities for employees to advance within the company.

Transforming Empire City Casino to a full commercial casino with live dealer tables, sports betting and more amenities would mean bringing back more of our employee workforce and the jobs that have been lost because of COVID-19 and creating new jobs for New Yorkers.

It would also mean more tax revenue for New York State schools and more funding for Yonkers and Westchester at a time when New York is facing a budget deficit of over $17 billion.

Allowing Empire City to develop into its full potential with a full commercial casino license would mean that New York can come back even stronger from this pandemic.

Benefits of a Full Commercial Casino License at Empire City Casino

There are two key reasons to allow a commercial casino license at Empire City Casino:

  • It can be a critical source of funding for the City of Yonkers, for Westchester County and New York State at a time when we are struggling with massive budget deficits and potential funding cuts to schools, families in need, and our health care system.
  • It will spur private investment and create jobs, increasing Empire City Casino’s local hiring, spending and community investment, which has been hit hard by the pandemic, instead of relying on taxpayer funds.

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