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Both casinos have installed more hand sanitizers and increased their disinfection efforts.
“What we can do for Yonkers, for Westchester, can be achieved if we get live gaming and full-scale gaming, in terms of sports betting, in terms of live table games, providing more entertainment whether it’s in terms of theatrical or sports entertainment,” says MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren.
Craig Deitelzweig, the president and CEO of Marx Realty, which along with Benenson Capital Partners owns and operates the Cross County Shopping Center, outlined plans for use of the Sears space and said they're looking at expansion.
Only after receiving a full commercial casino license could Empire City also be licensed for sports betting.
The idea of a full-scale gaming license for Empire City continues to be a key part of BCW’s legislative agenda, said John Ravitz, executive vice president and COO of the BCW.
"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.
"This acquisition represents an excellent opportunity to further solidify our presence on the East Coast and, in particular, expand our reach into the high-density New York City region,” said Jim Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts.
The casino's ownership said it will seek the "right strategic partner" to transform the nearly 100-acre property into a global entertainment destination.