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Off to the races! Empire City Casino Raceway reopens to guests and gamblers

Gamblers have been able to bet on the races online since last June but have not been able to attend in-person since the beginning of the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Jun 10, 2021, 12:45 AM

Updated 1,107 days ago

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There was a sense of normalcy Wednesday night in Yonkers during the reopening of the Empire City Casino Raceway.
Guests were excited to see their horses run along the historic raceway again.
Gamblers have been able to bet on the races online since last June but have not been able to attend in-person since the beginning of the pandemic.
Some guests said it gave them something else to do that was socially distant and outside in the fresh air.
"You can't ask for anything more than a nice, beautiful summer night. Hopefully, I get lucky. It's really great to be back. It's been a long time and I just can't wait for the first race," said Jim Vedral of Yonkers.
Races are taking place Monday through Friday, starting at 7:15pm.


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