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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 Empire City President/COO Uri Clinton resigns

Uri Clinton has also been heavily involved with MGM’s efforts to convince lawmakers to allow Empire City to introduce table games prior to the scheduled 2023 lifting of a moratorium on new casinos in New York State.

MGM touts entertainment as key to turning Empire City into major...

“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.

A thriving Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers considers expansion

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.

MGM Resorts International betting on a full casino license in Yonkers

Only after receiving a full commercial casino license could Empire City also be licensed for sports betting.

Business Council of Westchester bets full gaming license for MGM in...

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 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.

Suite Talk: Taryn Duffy of Empire City Casino

Taryn Duffy chats about the role she’s had in the growth of the casino, the future of the facility and her love of Audible.

Empire City Casino, Yonkers Raceway sold to MGM Resorts for $850M

"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.

Houghton named racing director

Robert “Cammie” Haughton is the son of Harness Hall of Fame member Billy Haughton. 

Empire City Casino seeks strategic partner for ‘global entertainment destination’

The casino's ownership said it will seek the "right strategic partner" to transform the nearly 100-acre property into a global entertainment destination.

Yonkers Raceway to revive International Trot

The raceway also will simulcast select race cards to Europe next month.

Empire City contributes $23 million to education in July

In July, Empire City Casino accounted for nearly a third of the $71 million total raised for education through racino gaming.