Ground Broken For Expansion Of Empire City Casino

YONKERS, NY (WCBS 880) – As patrons streamed into the Empire City casino at Yonkers Raceway, golden shovels went into the dirt, breaking ground on a new $40 million expansion on Tuesday.

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“As word of mouth spreads, we’re still growing,” said the casino’s Timothy Rooney, Jr. “We always envisioned this happening, but it’s nice to see it finally here.”

Rooney says the new building will have the theme “Modern New York.”

The 66,000-square-foot space is expected to create 300 new jobs.

“40,000 square feet for additional games, table games, roulette, craps, as well as about 10,000 or 20,000 feet for restaurants and bars,” says Rooney. “We’re having more and more people come and we really need to do this to keep our customers comfortable.”

Along with creating jobs, Rooney says this will also bring in more money for Yonkers schools.

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  1. SUNDA MARIE GUINTA says:

    THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY SHOULD TAKE A LESSON FOR THE EMPIRE STATE. ATLANTIC CITY HAD IT’ S DAY AND ITS’ MOMENT. UNFORTUNATELY
    THE POLITICS THAT REVOLVE AROUND GOVERNMENT AND AC ARE PREVENTING THE MEADOWLANDS FROM TAKING A HEARD EARNED LESSON FROM NEW YORK.
    I HAD BEEN A PLAYER IN AC FOR OVER 20 YEARS – SIINCE YONKERS EMPIRE CITY CASINO I MUST ADMIT THAT I DO NOT MISS DRIVING 3 HOURS FOR SLOT ACTIVITY THAT IS JUST AS GOOD AND IN MOST CASES EVEN BETTER AT YONKERS.
    BRAVO YONKERS EMPIRE CITY ON A JOB WELL DONE AND A CASIINO THAT IT CLEAN, NEAT AND CONVENIENT.

  2. flea says:

    Close another school…Open another casino.

  3. diver says:

    How many Casinos do we need? It’s getting to the point where you won’t have to drive 10 miles to get to another.

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