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VICI Properties acquires Empire City Casino in $17.2B deal with MGM

VICI Properties said that it has entered into a definitive agreement with MGM Growth Properties and MGM Resorts International, in which it will acquire...

Yonkers Raceway to welcome back spectators; Rally held for full casino...

“Lawmakers can bring tens of thousands of jobs to the region, and all they need to do is allow Empire City to operate with a full license,” said Thomas Carey, president of the Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body.

Empire City Casino to return to normal operating hours April 7

After a year of shuttering and limited hours, Empire City Casino in Yonkers said it will resume normal hours of operation on April 7. It...

Businesses and community groups join in push for Empire City casino...

“A full-scale casino license for Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts in Yonkers is a no-brainer,” says Business Council of Westchester COO John Ravitz.

Empire City extends hours; BCW pushes for full casino license

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts has extended its operating hours in accordance with an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The order...

Empire City Casino reopens to the public

Empire City Casino in Yonkers opened to the public yesterday with a 25% occupancy limit. It was back on March 14 that MGM Resorts International...

Empire City Casino to reopen Sept. 21

Against the background of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo having announced that casinos and video lottery terminal facilities were allowed to reopen starting today with...

Yonkers Raceway to resume racing next week

Harness racing returns to Yonkers Raceway on June 22, although without fans present, the Business Journal was advised by a spokesperson for Empire City...

CT casinos and COVID-19: Business as (almost) usual

Both casinos have installed more hand sanitizers and increased their disinfection efforts.

MGM Resorts’ Jim Murren to step down as chief executive

Murren's efforts in Springfield and Yonkers have yet to produce stellar results.

New proposed legislation encourages tribal casino in Bridgeport

MGM Resorts vowed to "pursue all legal options" to gain a place in Connecticut's gaming industry.

Ed Domingo named to lead Empire City Casino

MGM’s Empire City Casino in Yonkers has named a veteran of the gaming and hospitality industry as its new president and COO, taking over...

Lawmakers see momentum for Bridgeport casino building; tribes unimpressed

The tribes operating Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods remain adamant that they will not participate in the proposed open bidding process, and that the cancellation of their compact with the state will cost Connecticut billions of dollars in lost revenue.

MGM completes transactions for Empire City Casino purchase

"MGM will truly provide Empire City employees and the property's guests with the resources and opportunities to make the casino and track into something we haven't even yet realized," said Timothy J. Rooney, president and CEO of Empire City Casino.

Cooling off while fighting ALS

On Aug. 4, the city of Yonkers hosted the annual ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Empire City Casino.