Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York, gets a new face, thanks to MGM Resorts International. The casino will be turned into a luxury destination for all fans of entertainment, becoming an MGM Empire City. The only thing that is needed is a commercial casino license.
The new face of the site:
The casino will be completely redesigned, and the first phase includes the expansion of the casino floor, as well as the entertainment venue that can accommodate 5.000 visitors. There will also be an advanced BetMGM sportsbook, as well as food and beverage outlets where the specialties will be prepared by famous chefs. Also, visitors can expect various cocktail bars and lounges, meeting spaces, and many more amenities.
Until now, the casino was a video lottery terminal racino, and now the offering will include live-dealer table games, modern slot machines, and a fantastic high-limit gaming area.
The new parking garage will be available to all guests.
When it comes to the entertainment venue, the players will enjoy an exceptional range of games and a world-class gaming experience. The venue will host some of the best A-list performers and events.
MGM Resorts is the third-largest ticket seller in the U.S. when it comes to live performances, so it’s no surprise that this new venue will be fabulous as well. The acoustic will be fantastic, as well as other amenities dedicated to providing unforgettable experiences to the visitors.
MGM’s investment will be a great boost to the economy of this region since both tourists and residents will be interested in visiting the range of attractions the resort will offer.
If the company gets a commercial license, The BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge will be included in the offering. The guests will be able to enjoy the live games with a 112-foot wrap-around LED screen and stadium seating. There will also be VIP areas, many betting kiosks, and many options for food and drink.
MGM Resorts to help in Yonkers’ development:
Bill Hornbuckle, a President and CEO of MGM Resorts, said: “MGM Resorts has a long and proud history of delivering world-class entertainment and gaming experiences, and we couldn’t be more excited to build on that track record at MGM Empire City. A full-scale casino and entertainment destination will provide unparalleled experiences, create thousands of jobs, boost the state’s economy, and be a game-changer for the entire region.”
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano added: “This is a momentous opportunity for the City of Yonkers, and I’m excited for the future, knowing the development of MGM Empire City will create thousands of good-paying union jobs and the economic growth that will ensure our city continues to flourish and prosper. Already drawing millions of guests annually, this development plan will solidify Empire City’s status as a premier entertainment destination. Generations of Yonkers residents have worked at, enjoyed, and supported this historic property for 125 years, and I am excited about the significant impacts this project will have for residents now and for the next 125 years.”