Empire City Casino applies for full-scale casino status

MGM released a statement to News 12 today, saying in part, "A full-scale casino offering a world-class gaming experience in Yonkers is a game-changer that will transform the community with an influx of 13,000 jobs, including thousands of direct hires, and $1 billion in economic activity to the region."

News 12 Staff

Jan 4, 2023, 5:32 PM

Updated 511 days ago

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Some of the world's top casino operators and world developers are now submitting their applications to open a full-scale casino here in downstate New York.
The application process officially opened yesterday, after the state's gaming committee unanimously voted to issue a request for applications.
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This could mean immense growth for MGM Resorts' Empire City Casino and Yonkers.
MGM released a statement to News 12 today, saying in part, "A full-scale casino offering a world-class gaming experience in Yonkers is a game-changer that will transform the community with an influx of 13,000 jobs, including thousands of direct hires, and $1 billion in economic activity to the region."
Only up to three licenses will be granted, and the high stakes competition has garnered interest from Ceasars, Wynn and the Hard Rock.
But in his first sit-down interview, Empire City's General Manager, Ed Domingo said MGM has a unique advantage because the property is already operating thousands of slot machines. "We are a $600 million gross gaming property today. We think that number can easily get to a billion dollars."  




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