General InformationWhat is the age requirement to play slot machines, electronic table games or wager on horses?
Guests must be at least 18 years old to play video gaming machines or wager on horses. Please be sure to bring valid photo ID in the event you are asked to provide proof of your age. (You will need it to claim your winnings as well!)
For a list of accepted forms of identification please click here.
Our gaming floor is open daily from 10am until 6am. For holiday schedules with extended hours, please click here.
It’s Free! There is no admission charge and we offer free self-parking. Valet Parking is currently not available.
We have a full variety of game themes, including: electronic roulette, electronic craps, electronic blackjack, electronic sic bo, video poker, progressives and Keno.
Empire City Casino has over 4,600 slot machines! To ensure social distancing, we only have 1,900 activated units, as your health is our top priority.
We have individual and multi-denominational games available from 1¢ to $100.
Yes, we have Electronic Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, and Sic Bo with bets ranging from $5 to $1000.
Vouchers under $600.00, can be redeemed at any Self Redemption Unit located throughout the casino floor. Vouchers of any amount may be redeemed at any cashier window. Cashiers are available on the first floor. Vouchers older than 45 days cannot be cashed at this time. NYS Lottery Office is temporarily closed. Please book your appointment at an alternative center by visiting www.nylottery.gov. Prize claim questions: 518-388-3300. The centers are:
New York City
15 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
18 Westage Business Center
Hudson Valley Towne Center
Fishkill, NY 12524
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Schenectady – Capital Adirondack
One Broadway Center
Schenectady, NY 12305
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Yes, please visit the NYS Lottery Office on site which is open with no appointments necessary.
Lottery Office Hours
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Slot tickets that are 45 days beyond the issued date cannot be used in the slot machines or cashed at the cage. Expired slot tickets (beyond 45 days) cannot be cashed at Empire City Casino temporarily. You may hold them until the Lottery System is operational or you may mail them to the New York State Lottery.
ATM’s are located throughout the casino floor.
Guests may access cash from their checking account at any cashier window with by simply opening up a check cashing account. You will need a blank check (we cannot accept a starter check), your Social Security number, and a valid driver’s license to open an account, once the account is open all you need is a driver’s license to cash subsequent checks. Empire City Casino only cashes personal checks. There is no fee for this service.
You can get cash from your credit card without a PIN number. You must have a valid credit card and valid ID that matches the name on your credit card. You must first stop by an ATM to start the credit card transaction. There is a fee for this service.
Empire City Casino only accepts US currency, we cannot perform currency exchanges.
Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on the casino floor.
Restrooms are located throughout the first floor.
Yes, we have handicap parking spaces, ramps and restrooms.
Yes, we have wheelchairs. Just ask any member of the Empire City Casino team and we will be able to assist you. Please have a driver’s license or government issued photo ID available.
No. In compliance with New York State law, smoking is not permitted inside the gaming facility or any indoor area at Empire City Casino.
MGM RewardsAre there any m Life Rewards program updates as a result of COVID-19?
Yes, to find the latest information about m Life Rewards program changes, please visit this link: https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/covid-19/keeping-you-informed.html
Yes. MGM Rewards is MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program that gives you the power to earn benefits for virtually every dollar you spend. That means you’ll be rewarded for enjoying hotel, dining, entertainment, and spa experiences, along with your Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs), Electronic Table Games (ETGs), slot or table play at any one of MGM Resorts’ destinations nationwide. Your play and spend are recognized as a single account making it easy to stay, play, and win wherever you like, whenever you like. Earn Points, Tier Credits, and more! Advance your tier and earn even more benefits.
Earn Tier Credits for virtually every dollar you spend — including gaming — across all our MGM Rewards destinations nationwide.
Tier Credits Earning Rate*:
- VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS (VLTs)
5 Tier Credits for every $5 coin-in
- ELECTRONIC TABLE GAMES (ETGs)
5 Tier Credits for every $15 coin-in
- FOOD & BEVERAGE
8 Tier Credits for every $1 spent
*Tier Credit earning rates and earn categories may vary by property.
On January 1, 2021, we will reset all MGM Rewards Tier Credit balances to zero (0) for all members for the 2021 Tier Status Earning Year for your MGM Rewards Tier Status Benefit Year that will be valid February 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023. This does not affect anyone who earned Tier Status in 2019 or 2020. Your Tier Status and benefits will be valid until January 31, 2022.
Earn points when playing your favorite VLTs and ETGs at Empire City. Points are earned based on game type, duration of play and amount wagered.
Points can be redeemed at food and beverage outlets, including The Pub, the international food court, and the Lil’ Cocina. *Excludes alcohol purchases and gratuity.
A member’s accumulated points may be subject to forfeiture if the member’s MGM Rewards account does not reflect any activity (which means earning points or earning Tier Credits) for a period of six (6) months for Sapphire Members or a period of twelve (12) months for Pearl, Gold, Platinum and NOIR Members. Please view the latest information regarding m Life Rewards program changes here: https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/covid-19/keeping-you-informed.html
Log into your MGM Rewards account and go to “Find Personal Offers” to view available offers or call 866.800.4668 for additional information.
Visit any of our Enrollment Kiosks to join MGM Rewards and be automatically added to our mailing list.
Visit our MGM Rewards desk and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you with your request.
You may also mail a written request to:
Empire City Casino
Marketing – Address Change
810 Yonkers Ave
Yonkers, NY 10704
Be sure to include your MGM Rewards number, old and new addresses.
Sign in to your MGM Rewards account and navigate to “Win/Loss (Tax) Info” in the top right corner by clicking on your name. Select the time period you would like to view. Your Win/Loss statement will automatically update based on your selection. Select “Print Win/Loss Info” for a printable form.
RacingWhat is the live harness racing schedule?
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is proud to continue the tradition of live harness racing. Post time is 7:10pm ET every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Click here for more Racing information.
We offer harness and thoroughbred simulcasting from tracks across the country. Afternoon simulcasting is available based on the NYRA schedule (usually Wednesday through Sunday) and generally begins around noon. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs. When there isn’t afternoon simulcasting, evening simulcasting begins at 6:30pm. The weekly schedule is posted on the Racing page. Schedules are subject to change because of the many tracks involved. We do advise guests to check the posted schedules for complete and up-to-date information.
Racing wagering is only available online and is not currently available on property. To place a wager, please visit EmpireCityBets.com.
Sorry, patrons are not allowed in the paddock.
Dining/EntertainmentWhat are my dining options at Empire City Casino?
We offer a variety of dining options including:
International Food Court
Empire City Chophouse
Please click here to view the menus and hours of our restaurants
No. No one under the age of 18 is allowed inside the building.
Due to Health and Safety guidelines, we are not currently offering live entertainment.
Yes, Empire City Casino features a full range of Special Events & Promotions each month. Click here for a complete list of our current promotions.
Yes, Empire City Casino welcomes motor coach groups. Due to Health and Safety guidelines, we are not currently operating our Motor Coach program.
Empire City Casino is not currently hosting Meetings and Events. However, we will consider restarting our Meetings and Events, once the pandemic is over.
Local Area InformationWhat hotels are nearby?
- Hampton Inn Suites: 160 Corporate Dr, Yonkers, 914-377-1144
- Residence Inn by Marriott: 7 Executive Blvd, Yonkers, 914-476-4600
- Springhill Suites Marriott: 480 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, 914-366-4600
- Royal Regency: 165 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, 800-215-3858
- Double Tree Hilton: 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, 914-631-5700
New York City
- Times Square
- Rockefeller Center
- Empire State Building
- Statue of Liberty
- Broadway theatre
- Central Park
- Yankee Stadium
- Bronx Zoo
- Mall at Cross County – Yonkers, NY
- Cross County Multiplex – Yonkers, NY
- Hudson River Museum – Yonkers, NY
- New Roc City – New Rochelle, NY
- The Westchester – White Plains, NY
- Playland – Rye, NY
Empire City Online CasinoWhat is Empire City Online Casino?
Empire City Online Casino is a free-to-play website with no real money. Enjoy all the thrills of Empire City Casino from your desktop or mobile device. Visit Play.EmpireCityCasino.com to get your game on.
It is easy to sign up for Empire City Online Casino, simply visit the registration page and enter your details. Please note you have to be over 18 years of age as well as a citizen of the United States to be eligible to play.
Every Empire City Online Casino player has an account which contains Credits. These Credits appear as dollars and are used to play the games on Empire City Online Casino. If you run out or want to purchase more Credits, you can use your credit card or debit card. Credits cannot be redeemed or exchanged for money at any time. Credits are used to play the games on Empire City Online Casino for entertainment value only.
Yes, you can visit Empire City Online Casino using a smart phone or a tablet for a mobile-optimized experience. Choose from instant-play Blackjack and Roulette purpose-built for mobile gaming or download your choice of mobile gaming App from the website (for Android devices) or direct from the Apple AppStore (for iPads & iPhones).
For more information please click here.
CareersWhat are the minimum requirements to work at Empire City Casino?
You must be at least 18 years of age, pass a pre-employment drug screening/background check and acquire the required license(s) issued by the NYS Gaming Commission.
Our gaming floor is open seven days a week from 10am until 6am.
Apply online anytime by clicking here. or visit our Welcome Center, located in the Administration Building. Enter our property via the Yonkers Avenue entrance, make a left at the first stop sign into the employee parking lot and park in our visitor parking area. The Administration Building is a white building located behind the blue green building adjacent to the employee parking lot. There you will be able to complete an application at one of our kiosks 8am-5pm weekdays.
We partner with the NYS Gaming Commission to host Video Gaming Machines in Westchester County. Employment is contingent upon the receipt of this required license. Our HR team will assist with the application process when an offer is extended.
Applications are reviewed based on position requirements and availability. Applicants are asked to be patient while their application is reviewed. Due to the amount of applications we receive, only qualified candidates are contacted for interviews.
ResourcesWhat is the Self-Exclusion Program?
The Self-Exclusion Program allows guests who may have a gaming problem or have any reason to voluntarily request that we prohibit any participation in any gaming activities at Empire City Casino or Yonkers Raceway. By completing this form guests will request voluntary self-exclusion from all gaming facilities, and entities licensed, permitted or registered by the New York State Gaming Commission. These guests will be banned from all activities on the property and are prohibited from collecting any winnings or recovering any losses. Self-excluded guests cannot receive any complimentary services or participate in our MGM Rewards campaigns or promotions
A person may have his or her own name placed on the list:
- By going to our facility and going to the Security to request and complete the necessary forms.
- By calling the Security Department at 914-968-4200 to request the appropriate forms and then bringing the completed request to our Security Office to be processed.
- By going to here and downloading the appropriate forms (Self Exclusion Information) and bringing the properly completed documents to our Security Office for processing. Or by sending the notarized forms to our Security Department by mail.
No. Placement on the list is entirely voluntary and must be done by the individual seeking exclusion.
That is up to the person making the request. He or she may choose the length of time that he or she wants to be excluded – one year, three years, five years or for a lifetime.
Any individual who has been excluded for one, three or five years, may ask to have his or her name removed from the Self-Exclusion List after the term of the original request has expired. To have your gaming privileges reinstated, individuals should contact the Director of Security.
Once a name has been added to the list, the request and the information submitted will be shared with the New York State Gaming Commission who will share it with all gaming facilities in the State.
If you are found on the premises, you will be asked to leave immediately. If you do not do so, you will be subject to arrest for trespass by law enforcement authorities.
If you are found gaming, any winnings or losses may be subject to forfeiture.
Should you enter the premises after you have asked to be self-excluded, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and Yonkers Racing Corporation will not be liable for any losses or damages you may incur as specifically set forth in the REQUEST FOR VOLUNTARY SELF-EXCLUSION FORM which you will be required to sign in order to process your self-exclusion request.
To start, you may wish to contact the following groups:
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