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Empire City Casino, Yonkers, US

Located in the heart of Yonkers and extending over 160,000 square feet, Empire City boasts a massive number of slots: there are more than 4,600 of the newest and most popular machines, including Video Poker options, progressive jackpots, and Keno. Denominations range from one penny to $100, so whether you fancy a fun little flutter or wager a more significant amount, you’ll have the opportunity to do so here. The casino first opened its doors in 1905 and is generally considered to be an important Yonkers landmark.

While there are currently no live dealer table games at Empire City Casino, guests will find a selection of innovative electronic table games, including Electronic Blackjack and Electronic Roulette. Many gamers enjoy the ease, fun, and fast-paced play provided by this type of gaming experience, and the terminals are a great way for those new to the game to learn the ropes at their own pace.

As a racino, Empire City incorporates a racetrack for harness racing, where visitors can watch the race and place wagers from the venue’s 500-seat grandstand. Check race dates, however, as races are not always held daily.

Empire City Casino is also the place to visit to take part in exciting promotions – these include events like MGM Millions, where participants have the chance to bag $1,000,000 in cash, Showers of Freeplay, and Top Tier Hot Seat, which gives loyalty club members the opportunity to win more than $555,000 in prizes.

Talking about the casino’s loyalty club: MGM Rewards allows members to earn points by playing, staying, dining, and more at any participating establishment nationwide. Points can be redeemed on a variety of perks, from free play to discounted hotel accommodation.

When it comes to refueling, there are four options at Empire City Casino. The Empire City Chophouse specializes in perfectly-cooked steaks and has an extensive list of fine wines, while The Pub offers a relaxed atmosphere and tempting bar menu alongside a range of craft beers. Lil’ Cocina provides quick, tasty bites, such as sandwiches and burritos, or head to The Big Kitchen food court for a taste of world cuisine!

 

Banking Options/Payment Methods

  • Visa debit card/Mastercard
  • Cash

 

ID Requirements

  • A photo ID may be required for any visitor appearing to be under the age of twenty-one.

 

Empire City Casino – Getting There

Bus services BX3, BX32, BX36, and BXM4 stop near the casino. It’s just a seven-minute walk from the 176 Street station. For those visiting by car, the nearest highway is I-87.

Pros

  • Huge selection of slots and electronic table games
  • 500-seat racino
  • Loyalty card that can be used at participating resorts nationwide
  • Onsite amenities and live entertainment

Cons

  • No live table games currently on offer
  • No sportsbook facility

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